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Breaking News: Miami Dolphins fire head coach Joe Philbin

The first head coach firing of the 2015 season is here.

Steve Flynn-USA TODAY Sports

The Miami Dolphins have fired head coach Joe Philbin.

The decision to part ways with the embattled coach comes after a 27-14 loss to the New York Jets in London. However, this most recent loss was the final straw of a very long start to the season for Miami. The team had its worst loss in a home opener in franchise history, as the Bills defeated them 41-14.

The Dolphins had perhaps the highest expectations for improvement in 2015, following a massive offseason highlighted by the free agency signing of Ndamukong Suh. However, the expensive defensive line has failed to cause much pressure at all, and the offense has struggled just as much in moving the ball. Through four games the Dolphins have just one sack.

Dolphins tight end coach Dan Campbell has been named the Dolphins' interim head coach. Campbell has been with the Dolphins since 2010, when he was brought in as a coaching intern, and in 2011 he became their tight ends coach. Campbell played tight end for the Giants, Cowboys, Lions and Saints during his 11-year NFL career.