I thought it was the fans who overreacted and lived in the moment. For Dolphin’s brass to assure anyone’s employment during this tumultuous season is a joke.
Ol Boss Ross is shunning the red-headed stepchild one week and praising the, bald-headed one? Whatever, Ross was all on Philbin’s nuts two weeks ago… now he’s leading the Ireland bandwagon after a victory that was one pinky toe away from never happening.
How ’bout we wait a little bit? Three weeks left in the season, see how it all plays out. View the season as a whole, a complete body of work, then you can make your decision. And not just one season, take a look at Ireland’s past seasons. There’s three games left and there’s no point in firing a GM this late into the season. I’ve heard arguments for both sides.
What does he bring to the table as a Head Coach? When he was the Packers Offensive Coordinator, it wasn’t his offense that Aaron Rogers used, he didn’t even call the plays! Mike McCarthy was the play caller. Some believed that Philbin was instrumental in the development of Matt Flynn (who was thought to be a good QB at the time) and Aaron Rodgers. Maybe he can do the same when we draft a young Quarterback, maybe he can turn Tannehill into Aaron Rogers 2.0…
Then we find out that Philbin had nothing to do with Rogers’ development. It was the Quarterbacks Coach at Green Bay that developed Aaron Rogers and Matt Flynn. It feels like we were duped, all of us, including you Mr. Ross.
Philbin is not an offensive guru, he doesn’t play call, and he also doesn’t develop talent. His strength, according to Stephen Ross, is his attention to detail.
ATTENTION TO DETAIL? Philbin? The guy that had no idea his starting Left Tackle was being bullied to the point that the player ran away from the team? The same coach who’s offense tells the opposing team if the play that’s about to be run is either a pass or run play depending on weather Tannehill says GO or GO-GO.
Surely this cannot be his best quality, this is proven by his own admission of not knowing what’s going on in his locker room. The truth is Philbin adds nothing as a Head Coach. He’s not an offensive genius like Sean Payton and Chip Kelley. He’s not a players coach like Rex or Dungy. He’s not even a “young-project” coach like Jason Garrett. Philbin adds nothing to the table. It may be time for Stephen Ross to look for a Head Coach with some experience and doesn’t have to learn on the job.