Reportedly on the hot seat before the season, Dolphins head coach Joe Philbin has apparently earned the confidence of the front office.
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Reports that the Miami Dolphins would fire head coach Joe Philbin if the team failed to reach the playoffs in 2014 were apparently unfounded after team owner Stephen Ross committed to Philbin as the head coach in 2015.
Dolphins owner Stephen Ross made the surprise announcement after Miami’s dramatic 37-35 win over the Minnesota Vikings on Sunday.
“Here’s a Christmas present,” Ross told reporters, according to The Palm Beach Post. “You don’t have to ask me anymore. He has one year left on contract and is coming back.”
Philbin, who currently owns a 23-24 record as coach of the Dolphins, was thankful for the owner’s backing.
“Steve Ross has shown a lot of support for me through the years even in difficult times,” Philbin said,via The Miami Herald. “I’m very grateful.”