Dolphins fire OC Mike Sherman

Mike Sherman has been fired as the offensive coordinator of the Miami Dolphins.

Sherman took over the offensive reigns for the Dolphins in 2012 after being fired from Texas A&M following the 2011 season.

That Sherman coached Ryan Tannehill at Texas A&M played a large factor in the teams decision to spend a first round pick on the quarterback.

“I would like to thank Mike for his contributions to the Miami Dolphins,” coach Joe Philbin said. “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.”

Sherman was widely expected to be fired after the Dolphins finished 8-8 and failed to miss the playoffs. That the Dolphins scored just seven points in Week 16 and 17 contests against Buffalo and New York sealed his fate.