Seems as though its a done deal, and Miami goes the route of Green Bay's OC.
Like all of you, I have no idea of Philbin will be any good. Sure Green Bay's offense was good - very good - this year, but while he game planned, he didn't call the plays. Still, being associated with a winner is a good thing.
But I have one rather large concern about him: how effective will he be in light of his son's death? I'm a parent, too, and I can't even imagine what this loss would be like, nor how it would affect me. But, I would generally think it would be a distraction. It sure seemed like it when he coached the Packers last weekend, didn't it?
If I were Mr. Ross, I would have let him know that unfortunately its not in my team's - or his - best interest to consider him for a head coach opportunity under the circumstances, and moved on.
But Mr. Ross who wanted to make the big hire, went ahead with what appears to be a yawn! at this point.
Here's to hoping it works out, and he's here for more than 2 years, and has some amount of success.
Good luck to us, fans, good luck to us. It doesn't appear on paper that this will work out. But who knows?