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    From today's Miami Herald....

    http://www.miamiherald.com/sports/nf...e36853911.html Joe Philbin is the ultimate creature of habit.
    His organizational skills were a big reason he got the Miami Dolphins’ top job in 2012.

    So when faced with the latest crisis in a career that has had more than a few, Philbin stuck to script.
    He arrived at work at 5:30 a.m. Monday, some 10 hours after his team’s embarrassing 41-14 loss to Buffalo. He watched tape with the special teams, defensive and offensive coaches before much of America was awake.



    And then he addressed his team.
    “We’ve played three games out of a 16-game schedule,” Philbin said to his players, he later shared with reporters. “You do the math, that’s about 19 percent of the season. There’s 13 games left to play.”
    Moments later, Philbin made a bit of news. The condensed version: He’s not throwing embattled defensive coordinator Kevin Coyle under the bus any time soon.
    “We’re not getting 53 new players, we’re not getting 24 new coaches in here,” Philbin said. “We’re either going to find the solutions to these problems or not. And we’re either going to stick together or we’re not. This is not a time for me to panic.



    “Certainly, there are things on the film that aren’t acceptable to me, they’re not acceptable to Steve [Ross], they’re not acceptable to the players, the coaches, the fans. It’s up to me to get it corrected. And that’s what we’re going to do.”
    It’s strange how life comes in cycles. And for the Dolphins, this is an all-too-familiar narrative.
    A year ago, they were 1-2 after two weeks and dealing with a headache of their own making as they prepared for a game in London. That week, Philbin famously wouldn’t name Ryan Tannehill his starter for the coming game, igniting a quarterback controversy that never really existed.
    Fast-forward a year, and it’s a more existential issue for Philbin and his coaching staff. They have to win this year or they will be out of work. And their defense is the No. 1 reason they’re in the danger zone.



    But it shouldn’t be a major surprise. The Dolphins really haven’t played great defense in more than half of a season. Since Week 12 of the 2014 season, they have surrendered a staggering 29.7 points and 404.7 yards per game.
    We’re not getting 53 new players, we’re not getting 24 new coaches in here,” Philbin said. “We’re either going to find the solutions to these problems or not. And we’re either going to stick together or we’re not. This is not a time for me to panic." Joe Philbin



    Asked about that stretch of futility Monday, Philbin disagreed with the question’s premise, saying “last year is last year.”
    And when asked directly about his confidence in the ability of Coyle — who doesn’t have the full confidence of his players — to turn it around, Philbin responded:
    “Team defense is more than one position, it’s more than one player, it’s more than one coach. We’ve got to do a better job, we’ve got to put our players in a position to be successful, No. 1, and our players have to execute. There’s joint accountability. It’s not all on one individual, it’s not all on one side of the ball. We’re not playing well as a team right now.”
    Philbin added: “I believe in the coaching staff that I have in place right now. I think they’re the men that can come up with the solutions to the problems. We’re not playing well. You’ve got to stick with the process of development.”
    But when pressed for specifics about how to right the ship, Philbin was relatively light on specifics:
    ▪ He would not commit to changes to the offensive line, despite having the 71st (Dallas Thomas) and 74th (Jamil Douglas) ranked guards in the league (of 75 total guards), according to Pro Football Focus.
    “We’ve got a young player playing at right guard, Jamil Douglas,” Philbin said. “I think he’s done a lot of good things. … I’m not ready to pull the plug on him yet. We thought Dallas overall played a little bit better than he did last week.”
    ▪ Philbin pointed to the team’s turnover margin (minus-2), sack differential (minus-5) and third-down conversions (35 percent) as the top reasons Miami has struggled through the first three weeks.
    ▪ Philbin also pledged to re-examine the team’s practice schedule, although the Dolphins will not stray much from the blueprint they followed to victory in London a year ago. The team will practice in South Florida on Wednesday and Thursday before boarding a red-eye Thursday night.




    As for the owner, Ross “was like everybody else that was there” Sunday, Philbin said. Philbin spoke to his boss after the game, but largely kept the contents of the conversation confidential.
    “I don’t think any of us feel good about what happened [Sunday] at the stadium,” Philbin said. “There’s not one person in the organization. A lot of people make sacrifices, they work extremely hard. We’ve got great, loyal fans. We got a tremendous venue to play in. And we didn’t play well. There’s no excuses and we’ve got to get this thing fixed.”

    Last edited by Tarpon Guide; 09-29-2015, 08:44 AM.

  • #2
    Yay he's going to adjust the practice schedule. That will fix all their problems. O yea he is also going to try harder also. Wow this guy doesn't have a f-ing clue.

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    • #3
      Rhetoric as Philbin only knows. Once again as stated short on specifics but a steady stream of propaganda. At least he puts in the time and grinds. Only if that alone won games we'd be champions.
      The deeper the roots, the higher the reach.

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      • #4
        Originally posted by Aquaaiea View Post
        Rhetoric as Philbin only knows. Once again as stated short on specifics but a steady stream of propaganda. At least he puts in the time and grinds. Only if that alone won games we'd be champions.
        You guys don't give Philbin any credit at all! He wore a white tuxedo, and did a rap song for the team! Vince Lombardi or Belichik haven't done that!

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        • #5
          It's all lip service, but what else is he going to say?

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          • marino4ever
            marino4ever commented
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            I resign or any version of it .

          • Driven_Phinsane!
            Driven_Phinsane! commented
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            I second that emotion!

          • Phintim Menace
            Phintim Menace commented
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            We've studied the game films of these first 3 games and we know schematically what the problem is. When we come out next week it will be with a completely different game plan and scheme. We will change our tendencies and let our players play to their strengths.......wait, that would be coaching. Never mind, I'll go with goodbye also!

        • #6
          Originally posted by ONOle1 View Post
          It's all lip service, but what else is he going to say?
          Goodbye would be nice.

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          • #7
            Clueless Joe reading from a stack of index cards:

            "I've come to a fork in the road & have decided to stick it in me, cause i'm done...I've gotten to the point where my coaching, and i use this term loosely..makes even me sick...I wish i could tell you how i'm gonna fix this mess, but i've misplaced that stack of cue cards..."

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            • AquaXI
              AquaXI commented
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              DP I swear you win hands down for best come back and wit! You should write for SNL or The Donald hehehe!!!

            • Driven_Phinsane!
              Driven_Phinsane! commented
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              Preesh Aqua..but all it really shows is that i got entirely too much time on my hands...

          • #8
            "We're going to look at everything" Philbin, day after presser.

            Look BUT do nothing.

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            • #9
              Can't say how much it annoys TF out of me that Philbin is on a first name basis with Ross. What other coach refers to their owner as anything other than 'Mr. Lastname'? '' there are things on the film that aren’t acceptable to me, they’re not acceptable to Steve''... yeah, no shat.

              That sort of familiarity in this type of situation breeds acceptance of mediocrity and complacency when the coaching is clearly subpar. The 'friendship factor' is giving Philbin more leewyay than he deserves and by the same token, the same thing is happening with Coyles. Philbin's entire HC tenure is marred with nepotism.

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              • FinFan in KC
                FinFan in KC commented
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                I thought the exact same thing when I read it. Ross should be his boss. Not his friend.

            • #10

              Philbin said. “We’re either going to find the solutions to these problems or not. And we’re either going to stick together or we’re not. This is not a time for me to panic.

              Are you kidding me!!!! "or not", seriously, he said "or not" like failing is also an acceptable option here????? "Or not", then we'll go out for ice cream cones or something, then we'll sit down and have some pow-wow....are you kidding, "or not" is an option?????

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              • FinFan in KC
                FinFan in KC commented
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                He has been allowed to get away with "or not" for 3+ seasons now so it really is an option for him.

            • #11
              Originally posted by Seadog View Post
              Philbin said. “We’re either going to find the solutions to these problems or not. And we’re either going to stick together or we’re not. This is not a time for me to panic.

              Are you kidding me!!!! "or not", seriously, he said "or not" like failing is also an acceptable option here????? "Or not", then we'll go out for ice cream cones or something, then we'll sit down and have some pow-wow....are you kidding, "or not" is an option?????
              Well, along those lines of thinking........

              We are either going to win, or not....

              We are going to be fans, or not....

              We are going to buy tickets to the games, or not...

              We are going to watch the games, or not...

              We are going to buy Dolphin merchandise, or not.......


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              • #12
                Or not.........

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                • #13
                  Philbil & his Coaching Staff ARE the main "Team Issues" but their being too clueless to even realize that THEY are much of the problem IS part of the problem in itself...

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                  • #14
                    It's time for Joe to go. I've seen enough to know he isn't what Miami needs as a coach. If they get embarrassed again this week by the Jets, the time is right for Joe to go.

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                    • #15
                      Originally posted by NY8123 View Post
                      It's time for Joe to go. I've seen enough to know he isn't what Miami needs as a coach. If they get embarrassed again this week by the Jets, the time is right for Joe to go.
                      I didn't think he deserved this year; two years in a row our own playoff destiny in his hands & he shit the bed both times..But that screw-up is on Ross & it's spilt milk..How big a mistake it ultimately ends up is contingent upon how long Ross elects to keep his head buried in the friggin' sand this time 'round!!

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