Miami Dolphins Coach Joe Philbin Fired
Joe Philbin has been relieved of his duties as head coach for the Miami Dolphins.
The announcement, made Monday, comes the day after the team’s 27-14 loss to the New York Jets in London.
Dolphins owner Stephen Ross addressed the firing in a statement:
“This was a tough decision for me to make knowing how tirelessly Joe worked in his four years here to make this a winning team. He is a man of the highest character and integrity that I developed a close personal relationship with. I am extremely disappointed with how we have started the season, but I feel confident that we can improve quickly with the talent we have on our roster."
Philbin, too, had only good things to say about the team.
"This is a tremendous organization from top to bottom that has a talented and dedicated staff. I want to especially thank the players, coaches and football staff who have worked so unselfishly and represented the team with dignity and class," he said. "It is my hope that the 2015 Miami Dolphins achieve great success both on and off the field.”
Dolphins tight ends coach Dan Campbell has been named interim head coach.
The team is currently 1-3 after starting off the season with a win against the Washington Redskins.
The Dolphins’ next game is Oct. 18 against the Tennessee Titans in Nashville.
This post has been updated to include news about Dan Campbell's appointment.