I heard one of the local writers say about the dolphins yesterday something like "Philbin and Tannehill will be kept beyond this season, even if the team winds up 8-8"
His reasoning was that this is the best team Philbin has had and they're headed "in the right direction" and then added "well who else are you going to get to coach who's any better? And who gets to make that decision?"
I almost drove into a tree when I heard that. I laughed so hard.
Really? at mid season you know what the owner is thinking? Didn't he say that his expectation was that the team make the playoffs?
Missing the playoffs should be enough to open the door to the next head coach of the dolphins being announced.