Miami, we have a problem: Dolphins players questioning Philbin & coaching staff
If you’re like me, you spent most of your day on Sunday watching the Conference Championship games. I didn’t pay much attention to the Dolphins search for a GM because apparently Stephen Ross is on his way to London and then to China over the next week or so. Where the GM search goes from here? We don’t know. When will the Dolphins hold their second round of interviews? We don’t know. All we can do is wait….which sucks.
But the news that I’m referring to isn’t getting the attention it should. Take a quick read of the latest Sports Buzz column by Barry Jackson of the Miami Herald…..and cringe. Among the highlights in the post:
““There’s not great respect for the coaching staff there,” said a close associate of several Dolphins players.
“Criticism of the coaches is consistent with everyone I talk to on the team,” said another associate. “You have some assistants who weren’t experienced or comfortable in their jobs. Some players said they didn’t learn much. It’s pretty disconcerting.”
And… “There’s not a lot of great teaching there,” said another close associate who speaks regularly with several Dolphins.”
Now this isn’t a player, this is an associate of ‘several’ players. But why would someone make this stuff up? He/she must be hearing it from the players directly. You have to look at those quotes and think that there might be some sort of a problem, right? I mean as fans we can sit and say that the coach and GM should do this or do that. We can also complain about in-game decisions and the fact that the team didn’t seem prepared (see: Buffalo x 2, Tampa Bay). But when the players are saying the same things to their associates, there may actually be a problem. (continued on page 2, CLICK HERE)