Writers of Pro Football Prospectus 2008

20 Jan 2012

Dolphins to Name Joe Philbin Head Coach

As first reported by Adam Schefter, the next head coach of the Miami Dolphins will be Packers offensive coordinator Joe Philbin. The Dolphins were previous involved in the Jeff Fisher derby and were also rumored to be hunting after other big name coaches (Cowher, Gruden, Billick). I have to admit Philbin kind of snuck up on me as a candidate, as I didn't hear his name much before this offseason, and he certainly lacks the pizzazz of the other names. He's not a name that will sell tickets, but winning seems to be the best long-term fan attractor.

Posted by: Tom Gower on 20 Jan 2012

15 comments, Last at 23 Jan 2012, 8:23am by FrontRunningPhinsFan


by Anonymous(not that one) (not verified) :: Fri, 01/20/2012 - 8:27pm

If by adam schefter, you mean Joe Glazer then yes. Frauds.

by BlueStarDude :: Fri, 01/20/2012 - 9:06pm

Joe Glazer?

by Theo :: Fri, 01/20/2012 - 9:47pm

What are pizzazz?

by Zheng :: Fri, 01/20/2012 - 10:37pm

Round baked entreezz made of flat circlezz of dough with toppingzz like cheese, tomato sauce, meatzz, and vegetablezz.

by Drunkmonkey :: Sat, 01/21/2012 - 9:44pm


by tuluse :: Fri, 01/20/2012 - 10:48pm

Flourish, panache, spectacle.

by Will Allen :: Sat, 01/21/2012 - 12:26am

If I had experienced what Philbin did, I suspect I'd welcome a complete change of scenery. I wish him peace.

by frievalt :: Sat, 01/21/2012 - 4:34am

Yeah, league MVP at QB is perilous for an offensive coordinator.

Packers will very probably promote QB coach Tom Clemens to OC.

by daz :: Sat, 01/21/2012 - 4:37am

I assume he's talking about what happened with his son

by frievalt :: Sat, 01/21/2012 - 5:21am

well I'm the biggest jackass in the world, disregard.

Some things are bigger than football.

by James-London :: Sat, 01/21/2012 - 8:16am

Matt Flynn to Miami then...

Phil Simms is a Cretin.

by Athelas :: Sat, 01/21/2012 - 8:46am

He seems better than what they have.

by FrontRunningPhinsFan :: Mon, 01/23/2012 - 8:23am

You're probably right. But it still smells like another AJ Feeley situation and another 2 or 3 years of 8-8 at best. I don't think he'll be a great starter. But if he does go to Miami I'll hope against hope.

I would still much prefer a trade up for Luck or RG3. I really really don't care what it takes.

I do like the hire though.

by Scott P. (not verified) :: Sat, 01/21/2012 - 12:01pm

I didn't know Regis Philbin had a brother.

by Raiderjoe :: Sat, 01/21/2012 - 4:48pm

Regis old enoguh to be Joe's gerat grandfther