I just don't see it.

The Miami Dolphins coaching staff is taking some hits for this loss - and rightly so; Wheeler one-on-one with the tight end and the game on the line against A-Aron Rogers? No way.

So how important is coaching? Let's take Bruce Arians and the Arizona Cardinals for example. When Bruce Arians took over the Arizona Cardinals in 2012 they were coming off an 5-11 season; they were last in total offense, 28th in passing and last in rushing.

In 2013, Arians first year, the Cardinals went 10-6 (missed playoffs) in the NFC West, arguably the toughest division in football. They finished 12th in total yards and 13th in passing. Granted they acquired Carson Palmer from the Raiders in the off season but Palmer's career 86.1 passer rating is pretty average (Tannehill currently at 79.5 career passer rating). Today the Cardinals are at the top of their division at 4-1. Oh by the way, Drew Stanton was at quarterback for 3 out of 5 of those games. Drew mutha-bleepin Stanton.

Conversely, Philbin took over the Dolphins in 2011 after the Sparano/Bowles era; the team was 22 in total offense, 23rd in passing and 11th in rushing. In Philbin's first year with the team they were 27th in total offense, 26th in passing and 17th in rushing. Last year the Dolphins finished 27th in total offense, 20th in passing and 26th in rushing. Philbin also inherited a historically and statistically better defense than the Arizona Cardinals.

Today the Dolphins are third place in the AFC East at 2-3 with 5 of their next 7 games on the road.

Progression or regression?

Joe Philbin is not an NFL head coach in my opinion. He may be a great person, organizer, coordinator or Larry Coker look alike but he is not a head coach. It doesn't take this long to get a franchise turned around. Not with this talent. This was the year. Year three. I just don't see it.



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