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Joe Philbin fired by Miami Dolphins

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The Miami Dolphins have fired head coach Joe Philbin.

The Joe Philbin era has ended for the Miami Dolphins, according to the South Florida Sun-Sentinel. The report, from Omar Kelly, indicates the team has named tight ends coach Dan Campbell the interim head coach for the remainder of the season.

Philbin was four games in to his fourth season with Miami, despite having never had a winning record with the team. The former Green Bay Packers offensive coordinator joined Miami in 2012 after the team fired head coach Tony Sparano, with the expectations that he would introduce a high powered offense to Miami. Instead, the team floundered under offensive coordinator Mike Sherman for two years before moving to current offensive coordinator Bill Lazor before the 2014 season.

Miami started this year at 1-3, losing in blowout fashion to the Buffalo Bills in Week 3 and being dominated by the New York Jets in Week 4. They now head into the bye week looking to fix the problems that have ailed a team with talent, but little leadership and direction.