Stephen Ross Lands at Miami Dolphins Training Facility in Helicopter; Is He Firing Someone?
After a few days of pondering his next brilliant move, Stephen Ross appears to have made up his mind and moments ago landed at the Dolphins' training facility. ESPN's Adam Schefter has said numerous times on air that he believes coach Philbin's job is safe, but there is some doubt as to whether general manager Jeff Ireland will keep his job.
Air Force Dumb pic.twitter.com/XFIkXdhXcd
— Rizzmiggizz (@RizzWrites) January 2, 2014
The Miami Herald's Armando Salguero reported last month Ross had informed Ireland he would be back next season and does not seem likely to go back on his word, although he has considered all options after a disappointing 8-8 season.
I reported weeks ago Steve Ross had assured Jeff Ireland he's safe. Hearing he does NOT want to go back on his word. Struggling with it.
— Armando Salguero (@ArmandoSalguero) January 2, 2014
Ross was visibly disgusted after the Dolphins season finale loss to the Jets on Sunday and declined to comment on the job status of Philbin and Ireland. Miami last its final two games of the season to Buffalo and the Jets to miss the playoffs.
Philbin recently stated he was operating under the belief he will be the coach next season, saying:
"I'm proceeding, working, and beginning my evaluation of the 2013 season," Philbin said. "I'm going to work every single day. We haven't even talked about any of that stuff."
Dolphins fans seem split on what to think of Philbin, but the majority, or the vocal majority of Dolphins fans, have been calling for Jeff Ireland to be fired for years now.
Y'all. If Ireland gets fired, I just want to meet all of you somewhere tonight and hug. No words. Just hugs.
— JERK (@DanGnajerle) January 2, 2014
Get the This Week's Top Stories Newsletter
Every week we collect the latest news, music and arts stories — along with film and food reviews and the best things to do this week — so that you’ll never miss New Times Broward-Palm Beach's biggest stories.