The Miami Dolphins announced the firing of former head coach Joe Philbin yesterday, with the promotion of tight ends coach Dan Campbell to the interim head coach. The man many expected to be fired, defensive coordinator Kevin Coyle, is still with the team, at least for now.
During yesterday's introductory press conference, Campbell was asked if there would be more chabges coming, with the defensive coaching staff the specific target. To be honest with you, like I said, I just found out like two or three hours ago about being interim head coach, I need time to soak all this in, I need time to really evaluate defensively what we’re doing, what we’re not doing, my head has been in offense and those things will come later. I don’t have time right now, I’ll get to that though."
Campbell is expected to have the power to adjust the coaching staff as he sees fit. That should include being able to fire Coyle, if he decides that is the best way to fix a defense that has vastly under-performed through four games this season. Just like the move to fire Philbin was completely as early as possible to give Campbell as much time during the bye week to mold the team to his system, a move to replace Coyle should be done as early as possible ad well.
Hopefully today we will know the fate of the Dolphins' defensive coordinator.