Mike Tannenbaum's future with the Miami Dolphins may likely be decided this weekend during their season finale against the Buffalo Bills. Pictured: Head coach Adam Gase and Executive Vice President, Football Operations Mike Tannenbaum of the Miami Dolphins talks to members of the press concerning first round draft pick Laremy Tunsil at their training faciility on April 29, 2016 in Davie, Florida. Getty Images/Mike Ehrmann

The Miami Dolphins end their 2018-19 NFL campaign this Sunday against the Buffalo Bills, missing the playoffs for the second year in a row. That said, heads are expected to roll and at the top of the list may be executive vice president of football operations Mike Tannenbaum.

According to Armando Salguero of the Miami Herald, team owner Stephen Ross is all but sure of firing Tannenbaum at some point after their final game against the Bills. But other than him, there is no word on whether other team officials would follow suit.

This means that head coach Adam Gase and general manager Chris Gier could be staying on until next season. But of course, there are several other factors in play, such as the person who would replace Tannenbaum or even a sudden decision coming from Ross himself. These are scenarios that could factor well in figuring out if the personnel revamp would be a major one, according to the Bleacher Report.

Assuming that someone else other than Tannenbaum gets the pink slip, the most likely candidate is Gier. Gase may get a pass considering he did steer the team to one playoff appearance back in 2009.

During the tenure of Tannenbaum, the performance of the Dolphins leaves a lot to be desired. The only exception is perhaps the second season where Miami was able to finish with a 10-6 record and advance to the postseason. He had previously spent 16 seasons with the New York Jets front office from 1997-2012.

Gase does have full control of the 53-man roster, but he too has not been spared from criticism. In a report from the Sun-Sentinel, Gase was criticized for drawing up plays on the bench while the defense is on the field. With television network crews on the job capturing the footage, this raised concerns over the 40-year-old’s lack of involvement with the Dolphin’s defense.

Looking further, it also raises other concerns such as that there may be too much for Gase to handle. He responded to critics, singling out how other coaches do it a lot – meaning it is nothing out of the ordinary.

One person whom Gase may be referring to is Los Angeles Rams coach Sean McVay. He calls plays for an offense that ranks third in points scored per game (31.9) and is second in yardage (424.7). Like Gase, McVay can be spotted sitting on the bench going over film or pictures during games.

The Dolphins are in a mess and all the attention they are getting is natural. Will Ross do the necessary to turn things around? All that remains to be seen next NFL season.