Yes, one more year.
And if we don't make the playoffs next year then let Dennis Hickey find his replacement.
Now I like Hickey well enough to keep him for a long time. I think he did a great job with the draft and adding players throughout the season.
Most of the teams out there that go to the playoffs year in and year out have strong front offices and GMs in place who shop for the groceries and if needed hire the Head Coach.
I think we need to head in that direction. I think we need to start with some stability with a good GM and not start throwing the baby out with the water.
If we bring in a Head Coach who wants all the power and of course wants all his guys in all the positions right up the chain then that guy better be a stud.
And I am sorry but I don't see anyone out there that is worthy of all that power.
I think Dan Marino could work in some capacity beyond watching film with Ryan Tannehill. Marino not only has the resume to command respect from coaches and players alike but he also is a Dolphin through and through. He could have gone elsewhere to finish his career but he did the right thing and retired a Dolphin.
But he ain't no HC.
Now I know that every team out there has to deal with injuries. They are part of this violent sport we all love.
But you cannot blame Philbin for all the injuries to key players during a very tough stretch of our schedule.
But we can blame him for managing a game like someone who played too many quarters without a helmet.
Today I thought Philbin mismanaged the end of the half by calling timeouts when we just got some momentum back after Tannehill led us down the field to cut the 14 point Viking lead in half. With 56 seconds left, the Vikings were willing to run out the clock from under the shadows of their goal posts. Even if we held them, what were we really going to do with 7 seconds back on our own 25 yard line?
But we gave them time for us to miss a tackle and then miss some coverages and then watch a FG go through the uprights and we were down 10 points and lost all the momentum.
If there was truly some stud out there that would be worth a decapitation then I would be all for it but there isn't.
Harbaugh wasn't coming here. Not ever. He will go across the Bay Area Bridge to Oakland in a heartbeat and keep his bride happy.
Tell me that you would drag your unhappy wife clear across the country and enjoy coming home at night.
You cannot make a change just for the sake of change when there really is no clear replacement starring you in the face.
We would be back to a crap shoot.
Let's give Hickey another draft. Let's let him tinker a bit more with the roster. Let's see what he can do building depth on the O Line and at LB. Those areas are in much more need of a decapitation than the HC.
Is Philbin perfect? No, not even close. But he is worth saving for one more year and see if those championship lights do come on.
Philbin has grown leaps and bounds since Day 1. Whose to say he can't grow as a game manager.
Is he a ball of fire? No. But these are professional athletes not a high school team.
These players should know what this game is all about by now and shouldn't need a 60 year old man to stand up and give them some rah rah speech before they run out the tunnel. They should be motivated enough to earn those fat pay checks and earn our admiration.
So Philbin has one more year.
That's all. There was no mention of an extension to his contract. There was no guarantee that he will finish next season.
So Coach Philbin, if you are listening, this is it. Time to shit or get off the pot.
And if he doesn't produce, then let Hickey do the honors.
Oh, and by the way, beat the Freakin' Jets on Sunday.
Dolfan since 12/25/1971
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Sunday, December 21, 2014
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