I was impressed with Hickey's draft. If Philbin has to go after this season I hope Hickey stays on and picks his own coach. Maybe even Bill Lazor.
Lazor is an ascending coach. If Tannehill improves a lot and the offense takes off this season, I could see a few teams calling to offer him a head coaching position. If the season ends and the offense carries us to the playoffs, the Dolphins will have a very tough decision on their hands.
Philbin seems like a good person, but he just doesn't strike me as a true leader. In other words, he's more Cam Cameron than Don Shula (to me). I hope Hickey has the courage (even if the team does well) to honestly assess his staff and pick the coach that gives the Dolphins the best chance to succeed going forward, whoever that may be.
But I think we're still a ways off from being able to have this conversation. We'll have to wait and see how things play out.