May 2012 Miami Dolphins Approval Ratings

Miami Dolphins head coach Joe Philbin, despite not having coached a game yet, leads the team's leadership with an 83% approval rating.

After three days of voting, we can now take a look at the first ever Phinsider fan approval ratings for Miami Dolphins owner Stephen Ross, general manager Jeff Ireland, and head coach Joe Philbin. These approval ratings will become a monthly series on the site, and we will track how the ratings change for each member of the team's leadership.

Since this is the first month in which we are doing these approval ratings, we don't have anything to compare them to, yet. But, each month, we will see what the trend is for each of these guys. The trend for the Dolphins right now seems to be going up, so it will be interesting to see how each of the Dolphins' top guys come out on the approval ratings.

I am excited to see that at least 1,192 votes were cast for all three members, with Stephen Ross' rating having the most with 1,539 votes. Thank you for taking the time to vote in these polls.

First up, we had owner Stephen Ross. He came out with a 55% approval rating, with another 24% selecting "Not Sure."

Then, we turned to the man a few months ago was everyone's favorite punching bag. After a successful draft, the approval rating for general manager Jeff Ireland jumped up to a final number higher than I would have expected: 65% approval, with 18% not sure.

And, finally, we have head coach Joe Philbin. As was pointed out, Philbin has not coached any games yet for the Dolphins, and all he has really done for on the field stuff was the voluntary training program and the rookie minicamp. His number if probably the one with the most potential for wild swings over the next few months, and into the season. For Philbin, he comes in with an 83% approval, and 16% not sure. He actually had two people vote "Disapprove," though no one explained why they disapprove of the new coach.

What do you think of the approval ratings for May. As we head into the doldrums of the offseason, do you think those numbers will go up or down, despite no real football actioning happening?

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