Reports: Joe Philbin and Jeff Ireland Likely to Be Fired

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According to several reports, Miami Dolphins owner Stephen Ross is all but ready to hand both general manager Jeff Ireland and head coach Joe Philbin pink slips by the end of the season in the wake of the Richie Incognito controversy. The only hope the two have of keeping their jobs: somehow making the playoffs.

See also: Jeff Ireland Should Resign Immediately

Per ProFootballTalk:

There's a growing belief in league circles that both coach Joe Philbin and G.M. Jeff Ireland will lose their jobs. If, however, the team rallies and wins games and qualifies for the playoffs, what seems to be a done deal could become harder to do.

"Jeff Ireland, the general manager, and head coach, Joe Philbin, in league circles, are not expected to survive this," NFL.com's Mike Silver said yesterday on NFL GameDay Morning. "Jeff Ireland already has the reputation in league circles for being a guy who 'we can't believe he still has his job.' They're 4-4, but there's clearly a void here. Expect somebody to pay."

Many fans have been clamoring for Ireland's ouster for years. He's garnered the nickname "Fireland," and fans have flown banners over the stadium urging his firing before. We've already made the argument that he should just up and resign after the Incognito scandal. Under his leadership the team has gone from a once-proud franchise with a storied reputation both on and off the field to a mediocre sideshow.

See also: Jeff Ireland Told Jonathan Martin's Agents That Martin Should Punch Richie Incognito

Of course, there is the possibility Ross will play it cool if the team makes the playoffs. They're currently 4-4, third in the division, and will hopefully pick up a Monday Night Football win tonight against the winless Bucs. A win there would put them in the driver's seat for the last wildcard spot in the AFC.

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Miguel Aybar
Miguel Aybar

The guy is a fucking tool, and has been since he got here. Should have been gone two years already. Completely incompetent GM. And an embarrassment to humanity.

Yanni Frank
Yanni Frank

yes it's about time !!!!!!!! Sad that it had to happen like this.

Louis Wing
Louis Wing

I doubt anyone but Philbin will get fired, unless he wins...

David Alejandro
David Alejandro

Let's fire Stephen Ross and while at it Jeffrey Loria and David Samson. Thanks

Danny Cespedes
Danny Cespedes

Ireland isn't getting fired and never will. Ross and Ireland are too cozy in the same bed.

Nick Ugalde
Nick Ugalde

If Ireland gets fired any respected gm will want to bring their own coaching staff in

Miguel Rojas
Miguel Rojas

Please!! Please!! It's about time Ireland goes!! He's a bad apple!! Philbin something just doesn't convince me about him as a head coach.

Sam Wright
Sam Wright

Get rid of Ireland, not for this because he should have been fired years ago

Robert Quintana
Robert Quintana

Joe Philbin I don't think should be fired at this moment; but Jeff Ireland yes! Ireland should've gotten the boot years ago

Mo Perlman
Mo Perlman

Philbin isn't bad, but get Ireland the hell out of there. The guy is a huge horse's ass.

Endy Valenzuela
Endy Valenzuela

Fire Ireland please do it now don't wait any longer.....

Yvonne Crespo
Yvonne Crespo

Ireland should of been gone Philbin is as responsible also. Only I think he should be given a pass and put on watch.

Paul Aguirre
Paul Aguirre

Philbin should get a pass b/c this is ultimately Ireland's mistake...Philbin is a str8 shooter with morals...He deserves to see/help this team win...

Jose Salazar
Jose Salazar

Why Philbin? ^^^^^^^^^^^ and be sucks balls at coaching did you guys watch the Bills game?

Jose Salazar
Jose Salazar

Lets just say that letting go of Bush Smith Davis and Long was retarded.

Alex Henderson
Alex Henderson

Philbin? I'm ok with him. He is doing a good job...Ireland....ehhhhhhhhhh

Gerardo Rishmawy
Gerardo Rishmawy

THANK GOD!!!! ITS ABOUT Time!!! Hope THE U does the same with DOnofrio!!!

Anthonyvop1
Anthonyvop1 topcommenter

It is a shame that the wussification of America will cost these men their jobs.

Phil Ramirez
Phil Ramirez

Dolphins will never recover from this dark ages...

Myster Mysterius
Myster Mysterius

getting rid of the best coach youve had in years smh only the dolphins

Camilo Antonio Layne
Camilo Antonio Layne

Bye Joe Philbin ...maybe the Dolphins can start winning; and have better camaraderie in the locker room

Anthonyvop1
Anthonyvop1 topcommenter

@Camilo Antonio Layne According the the players the camaraderie in the Locker-room is just fine.

It is the politically correct, pussies and vagino-americans who have a hard time with it.



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