Miami, FL, United States (4E Sports) – After their offense sputtered again this season, the Miami Dolphins announced that they have dismissed offensive coordinator Mike Sherman
In Sherman’s second year, the 8-8 Dolphins ranked 27th in total offense and 26th in scoring at 19.8 points per game.
The final nail in Sherman’s coffin came after Miami scored just seven points in its final eight quarters in crucial losses to the Buffalo Bills and New York Jets.
“I would like to thank Mike for his contributions to the Miami Dolphins,” Miami coach Joe 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,” he added.
Sherman was hired in 2012 partly due to his strong history and rapport with second-year Dolphins quarterback Ryan Tannehill. While the coach at Texas A&M, Sherman recruited Tannehill to College Station.
Miami will start the search for its second offensive coordinator under Philbin in three seasons.