Ok I must be confused? I don’t recall a coach ever on any team losing the team after a 1-2 start. 1-2! They are 1 and 1 in the division and only one game back. You have to be kidding me right? A few days ago I was thinking along the lines stay the course; we don’t want to look yet again like another clown show down in Miami. Unfortunately, it is too late… Our O-Coordinator “cringed” at the mention this was his offense. I would cringe to if I was running 7 step drops and shotguns on 3rd and one. The coaching in the Kansas City game was probably the worst I have seen under Philbin. Ryan Tannehill has been ok but not spectacular. So what does Philbin do? He pulls his confidence and. What does Tannehill do? He speaks out against his coach. Ok so let me get this right. The Offensive coordinator is distancing himself from Philbin. Ryan Tannehill is openly saying that Philbin is causing a distraction and making it hard to prepare. That is the most lack of leadership I have ever witnessed at record of 1-2.
Steve Ross, this is your team, you paid a ton of money for it. The leadership of this team has cracked. We need you to step in and right the course. Not just for the next game, not just for the season, for the future. You simply can’t sustain wins in this league when the offensive coordinator and quarterback don’t trust the head coach. – I know it will make us look foolish to let a coach go right away in the season, but we looked like clowns this week already. I know several people had wanted him fired but I have not seen anyone suggest what to do. I assume you have people advising you but just in case you want another suggestion…
Coaching - For this season- You can’t hire anyone outside because they are already coaching so we would need to use an interim head coach. I don’t think having Lazor or Coyle do it is wise, we need them focused on preparing game plans. I would suggest you assign Ken O’Keefe to be the head coach the rest of the season. I know him well from his days with the Iowa Hawkeyes. He would be very capable to handle the primary duties of a head coach. You need a stable figure to bring the team together and he would be able to do it.
Quarterback – I would advise the team you don’t want the QB plan to be discussed in the media by coach or player. I mean come on... Right now what Philbin did is not fair to Ryan Tannehill and it is not fair to Matt Moore. If the coaches want to give Matt Moore a shot I am fine with that, but give him a week to prepare with the starters and take the reps. What are you really going to learn pulling Tannehill half way through a game and putting a cold Matt Moore in probably against a defense that knows he has to pass. Have a conviction on who you are starting and support that player for the game, don’t jerk both of them around
Looking Ahead – If Philbin is fired now it is going to make it harder to hire a hot commodity head coach next season. Also, right now you are losing fan base like crazy. You need to bring the fan base together and the team together. I think there is a man out there that is capable of doing this that will take the job. I can’t say he is the best x’s and o’s coach out there, he has been around. But I can tell you, he will bring your team together. This man is Mike Shula. He would be supported by all your major fans from the 70’s guys all the way to current. I think with a couple of solid coordinators at his side and he can give this team what it has needed for years, A LEADER.
Also, if the coaches do decide to switch to Matt Moore, I would almost require him to sign an extension before you give him that chance. We are in a horrible situation going into the offseason if Matt Moore is our starter and not under contract. We are also, in a horrible situation if we are not sure if we are picking up Tannehill’s extension. If Moore is extended you have a lot more options on what do. You can’t afford to not be thinking ahead is this league.