Ireland and Philbin should return to the Dolphins
By Cyrus (@Cyruslassus on Twitter)
The Miami Dolphins are a good football team, but their 8 wins are a major disappointment, especially considering that half of them were against teams who were only playing for pride.
Losing to Buffalo twice and also to Tampa Bay and the New York Jets is inexcusable.
However, more than anything, it showed that the Dolphins can be beat by old fashioned football. They struggled against teams that could run the ball and play defense, but there are many ways to fix that for 2014.
On the other hand, the Dolphins were built to beat the best, and did.
They beat the Chargers, Patriots and Colts this year, three of the four remaining AFC teams. Miami did not play the Broncos this year, but those three teams were the only ones to pin an L on the Broncos win-loss record. Miami also defeated the Bengals, who exited in the first round.
I am not convinced that everybody must go.
The most disappointing aspect of the season, for me, is having the 27th ranked offense. It seems that Joe Philbin and Mike Sherman are a package deal, so Miami would need a new Head Coach in order to get a new offensive coordinator.
I understand why owner Stephen Ross is deliberating. In order to fire, you have to find an upgrade and I do not see a candidate out there that makes me want to start over.
The same goes for general manager.
As long as the guys that are in the building grow from 2013, the team is on the cusp of something special. (continued on page 2, CLICK HERE)