Dolphins coach Philbin keeping calm

Miami Dolphins coach Joe Philbin says he is not fearful of being fired after Sunday's 27-14 loss in front of a full house at Wembley.

The problems are piling up after their third trip to London ended in a horrible defeat to make the Dolphins 1-3 this season.

The Dolphins have been well below par this season and they were 20-7 down at half-time, but Philbin claimed he wasn't worried about his future.

"No, not at all, I'm worried about getting our team straightened out and fixed, ready to play the Tennessee Titans," said Philbin.

But when the question was posed later he seemed less confident and offered a less assured "we'll see".

"We still can't panic," added Philbin. "It all seems like the walls are closing in on you. We all realize that.

"So we have got to look at things and be honest about where we are, what we're doing well and what we're not doing well."

After the off-season arrival of defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh on a $114m contract there were high hopes for the Dolphins and owner Stephen Ross will have had plenty of time to think things through on the flight back to Miami.

If Ross is thinking of making a change – and NFL coaches are not typically fired one quarter way through the season – then defensive coordinator Kevin Coyle could be the man to pay the price.

On Sunday, Philbin is understood to have defended Coyle even though the Dolphins have been outscored 68-28 in losses to the Jets and Buffalo Bills.

Philbin revealed there had been a team meeting last week to try and realign the players with Coyle's defensive scheme.

"It wasn't contentious. We had a defensive meeting on Monday and we talked about things," Philbin said.

"Players talked. Coaches talked. He met individually with different groups and got some feedback and some input."

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