Well this should be interesting.
Source: http://www.nfl.com/news/story/0ap2000000312900/article/joe-philbin-to-recieve-gm-dutiesJoe Philbin is getting more power in Miami. According to sources familiar with the situation, Miami Dolphins owner Stephen Ross has opted to give his Head Coach full control of the teams personnel decisions.
"The new General Manager will have autonomous responsibility for the 53 man roster and selecting players during the draft and will report to me." Dolphins Owner Stephen Ross said in a statement a week ago. "Regardless of reporting structure, the relationship between the General Manager and Coach Philbin must be one of trust."
Ross issued this statement on January 9th, and while it was supposed to reassure fans of the General Manager's responsibility, it seems he had his General Manager in house the entire time, and felt Philbin had the best football mind out of all the interviews. Ross had narrowed his choice between Farmer and Philbin earlier in the week