The soap opera that is the Miami Dolphins continues to play out before our very eyes. Another day passes and we have no clear decisions being made or changes announced that will help the team improve in 2014. According to the Dolphins beat reporters, Stephen Ross was not at Dolphins Headquarters today. Joe Philbin, Kevin Coyle, Dawn Aponte, Jim Turner, and a host of Dolphins players were there. One person that no one saw was Mike Sherman. Now, he could’ve gotten in before the reporters arrived or he might not have needed to be at the facility today. No one knows for sure. I would like to point that no one has any inclination as to what the Dolphins are going to do. Everything you read will be speculation or calculated guesses. The popular consensus is that Stephen Ross used yesterday as a fact finding mission. He met with both Joe Philbin and Jeff Ireland. What is also becoming more clear is that the Dolphins Owner thinks that Mike Sherman could be the scapegoat for the 2013 season. Why? Because his offense ranked 27th in the NFL….after finishing 27th in the NFL in 2012. Armando Salguero of the Herald said yesterday that he believes Ross would like to fire Sherman….BUT, he doesn’t have the authority to do so. That’s right, an NFL owner doesn’t have the power to fire someone on his coaching staff. Why? Because Joe Philbin has language in his contract that gives him final say on coaching staff hiring/firing matters.
Source: Philbin was infuriated by some of Sherman’s playcalling
Phin Nation | Jan 3