A slow start for the according to Rand Getlin of NFL.com.could end up costing Joe Philbin and possibly other members of his coaching staff their jobs if the team doesn't play well against the ,
After spending big on the offseason, including the addition of defensive tackle, the Dolphins followed up a Week 1 win over Washington by losing back-to-back games against the and . The frustrating results have the Dolphins' coaches reportedly on the verge of losing the players.
According to Getlin, players are frustrated with play calling on both sides of the ball and don't like the length and difficulty of practices.
"We've been going out there, and practicing our (tails) off every day, but as players, we're tired of being embarrassed," said one member of the Dolphins. "If we get beat in Europe, (players) are going to throw in the towel. It isn't the players. We have all the talent in the world."
Dolphins owner Stephen Ross added an extra season to Philbin's contract in the offseason, but made clear that he had lofty expectations for the team and it needed to find improvement.
After earning a trip to the postseason with an 11-5 season in 2008, the Dolphins have since recorded one six-win season, three seven-win seasons and finished each of the last two years at 8-8. A loss to the Jets in London would mean the team begins 1-3, which could end up being the end of the line for Philbin.
"(Stephen Ross) is a remarkably loyal person," said one source who knows the #Dolphins' owner. "But I don't think that loyalty is limitless"— Rand Getlin (@Rand_Getlin) October 3, 2015
In four of the last five seasons, a coach whose team played in London ended up getting fired. In 2014, thefired Dennis Allen shortly after losing to the Dolphins, 38-14, in a London game which dropped the Raiders to 0-4 through four weeks.
Philbin came to the Dolphins after five seasons as the offensive coordinator for the Green Bay Packers. The Dolphins improved from No. 27 in total offense in his first two seasons to No. 14 in 2014, but are currently No. 19 after failing to score more than 20 points in the first three weeks.