Former head coach, Joe Philbin, was fired after an uninspiring 1-3 start. After that, tight end coach Dan Campbell was thrown into the role of head coach. The move was as unexpected to you as it was to Campbell. Instead of crumbling under the pressure, Campbell stood up and was ready to lead this team. After he was hired, he even said “I’m ready for this. I can do this.”
For anyone who watched the Miami Dolphins play this season, it was obvious that Dan Campbell made a huge difference with this team. After the 1-3 start, Campbell gave this team a fire that they hadn’t previously had. Campbell stated “…the best teams that I’ve been a part of are the ones that, during the week, they go after each other.” This team was different well before their first game under coach Campbell and it was evident in their practice.
The Campbell-led Dolphins destroyed AFC South opponents Houston Texans and Tennessee Titans by a combined score of 84-36 in his first two games.
The team finished the season with a 20-10 win over the hated New England Patriots to get their sixth win. This team didn’t nearly have the season that anyone expected, but it would’ve been worse without Campbell.
All Dolphins fans, myself included, wished that we could have retained the coach that gave Miami something to cheer about this season. He has moved on to the New Orleans Saints and everyone here at DSR wishes him nothing, but the best of luck.
On behalf of all Miami fans, Thank you Dan Campbell.