Team Case Study: The Dolphins Football Team

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It's official that the Dolphins have fired head coach Joe Philbin today just after coming off a humiliating loss to the Jets in London this past week. This came as a shock to some but was expected by others as the Dolphins had already gotten off to an embarrassing record of 1-3. After the announcement of Philbin's firing, Dan Campbell who is the current tight ends coach will now serve as the interim head coach as Miami is heading into a bye week this upcoming week. “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. We will soon be announcing an interim coach to lead the team going forward,” was the statement that owner Stephen Ross made on the situation.…show more content…
They had a substantial spending spree this past summer that was expected to set them up for what looked to be a possible contending team. They extended quarterback Ryan Tannehill, giving him $77 million for four years. They also had multiple other extensions throughout the offseason, but maybe the biggest move the dolphins made this past summer was the signing of all-pro defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh to a six-year contract up to $114 million. He is just one of the examples of players that haven’t lived up to their expectations so far this season as the Jets ran for over 150 yards on the Dolphins defensive line this past week in

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