Now looking ahead to the schedule the Dolphins play the following teams:
- @ New England (6-0)
- @ Buffalo (3-4)
- @ Philadelphia (3-4)
- vs Dallas (2-4)
- @ New York Jets (4-2)
- vs Baltimore (1-5)
- vs New York Giants (4-3)
- @ San Diego (2-5)
- vs Indianapolis (3-4)
- vs New England (6-0)
As of right now 4 of the final 10 games are against teams above .500 and 6 games against a team with a worse record than Miami. So this brings up the question, how many wins would it take Campbell to stay another year? With two wins already under his belt, I believe Campbell will stay on if he wins 4 games from here on out. That would put the Dolphins at 7-9 and 6-6 under Campbell. That is pretty impressive if you looked at this team after the New York game, as we were on pace to finish 4-12 losing to the Jaguars and being blown out by both the Jets and the Bills.
3 wins I believe would be a judgement call and it would depend how we are losing the other 7 games. If we are competitive and losing by narrow margins then I believe he will be given another chance. Anything less than that then I believe we should look elsewhere. Now the caveat to this would be if we suffered a major injury that sets us back a lot, then we would have to evaluate it all again.
As of right now, its Campbell's job to lose and so far he has made a giant statement on keeping it. The Dolphins are playing with a passion I have not seen in many years and we have returned being a tough team and it is not a coincidence this happened when Campbell was promoted. I can't recall the last time we blew out and dominated teams but now this is the second week in a roll we have. Now on to New England, where this will show us just how good the Dolphins are. If only we could have an Oklahoma drill of Belichick and Campbell.
On another note if Campbell were to take us to the playoffs, there is no doubt he should win coach of the year. He would have completely turned this team around after being handicapped to a 1-3 start.