I posted the last Philbin approval rating. That was comically one sided. I'm happy to post this one which should be comically one sided in the right direction!!! I'm trying hard not to get my hopes up too high. We will know a lot more after Thursday's game. But this does seem to be shaping up to be a special season for the interim coach. As critical as I've been of Stephen Ross, I have to give him credit. I never thought he would make the move to fire Philbin, but he did. Big props to the Jags, Bills, and Jets for helping usher out the Philbin era in Miami. Also, by making the move Ross accomplished the following things: Gives the interim coach a legitimate shot to earn the job. The chance to improve the coaching staff internally while still allowing for some level of continuity. Gives the team a shot this season - this one looked like a stretch, but now at 3-3 playoffs aren't out of the realm of possibility. Whatever happens, the decision to fire Philbin early has saved the Dolphins season and given us all a reason to watch again. I can't overstate enough how indifferent I was about watching this team play anymore under Philbin. When I sat at the bar yesterday watching the Campbell coached team I didn't even know what to do with myself. I forgot how much fun it could be to watch the Dolphins play football.