Both Miami Dolphins head coach Joe Philbin and general manager Jeff Ireland have seemingly avoided the ‘Black Monday’ plague around the NFL, where a rash of coaches and front office executives are fired.
But that doesn’t mean either of them are out of the woods.
According to NFL.com’s Ian Rapoport, ‘nobody’ in Miami is safe from losing their job – including Philbin and Ireland:
No one in Miami is safe. RT
@NFLnews00: @RapSheet Is Philbin safe in Miami?
The Dolphins started out the 2013 season strong, which has likely saved the jobs of Philbin and Ireland for now but after the Richie Incognito incident and choking away a potential playoff birth (with recent losses to iffy teams), it’s understandable why both could find themselves on the chopping block.
Miami does have plenty of talent on their roster, so not making the postseason has to be a bit concerning. Is it enough for the ownership group to put an end to Philbin’s and Ireland’s tenures in South Beach? Seems like we’ll find out in the relatively near future.