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Dolphins head coach had to fire his former Teacher to keep his job

The Miami Dolphins fired Mike Sherman on Monday — a decision that was very painful for Joe Philbin.

Well according to the Miami Herald there’s more pain to come for the Dolphins’ head coach, with additional changes to his coaching staff expected.

Sherman, the Dolphins’ offensive coordinator the past two years, was both Philbin’s high school English teacher and assistant football coach at Worcester (Mass.) Academy.

On Monday, Philbin had to tell his mentor he no longer had a job.

The firing comes after a week of speculation, during which both owner Stephen Ross and players privately expressed dissatisfaction with the team’s play-calling.

“I would like to thank Mike for his contributions to the Miami Dolphins,” Philbin said in a statement. “Mike has been a mentor to me throughout my coaching career, dating back to 1979. He is a man of great integrity, dedicated to his family, his team, his players and his profession. On behalf of the entire Miami Dolphins organization I want to wish Mike and his family the very best in the future.”

I don’t know if I could have done that, especially if it was a very close friend of mine.  I think I would have just packed up my stuff and left like Mike Munchak.  What do you think football fans?  What would you have done?

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