There seems to be a growing feeling that Miami Dolphins owner Stephen Ross is ready to fire GM Jeff Ireland and head coach Joe Philbin. According to reports, Ross will fire them both unless they make the playoffs which they still can do:
There’s a growing belief in league circles that both coach Joe Philbin and G.M. Jeff Ireland will lose their jobs. If, however, the team rallies and wins games and qualifies for the playoffs, what seems to be a done deal could become harder to do.
It’s hard to fire a coach and GM after making the playoffs because no matter what is going on, results over everything in the NFL. However, I think it will be a tough road for the Dolphins to make the playoffs, allowing Philbin and Ireland to make in through this controversy. Plus, we may not have even seen the end of all this since Jonathan Martin has yet to speak.
All of this makes this Monday Night game with the Bucs really interesting.