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Does Philbin know what he's doing?

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08:06 AM ET 08.27 | Walking away from Chad Johnson seemed an easy choice under the circumstances, but critics have a bit more fuel for the fire now. The question today isn't whether the Dolphins got fair value in trading cornerback Vontae Davis to Indianapolis or if this season is sinking before opening kickoff. The question is this: Does Joe Philbin know what he's doing? Because this latest, boldest move of trading Davis two weeks before the season opener started with Philbin. ... People keep looking at Philbin and asking if he's tough enough. That's the wrong question. Read that to-do list again. Philbin is plenty tough enough to make decisions most coaches wouldn't. But is he shrewd enough? Able enough?

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August 27, 2012  08:08 AM ET

NO!

August 27, 2012  08:11 AM ET

Let the second guessing begin.

August 27, 2012  08:27 AM ET

Seems like he wants to put the point across of, "My way, or highway."

Problem with that, "his way" isn't proven.

August 27, 2012  08:32 AM ET

Ah yes, nothing quite like watching that honeymoon period come crashing down and the second guessing begin.

August 27, 2012  08:35 AM ET

Can't think of any GM who wouldn't trade a backup for a 2nd rounder. (other than Matt Millen)

August 27, 2012  08:40 AM ET
QUOTE(#2):

Let the second guessing begin.

The Miami media seems to be in late-season form already. It might be nice to let the season begin first.

August 27, 2012  08:51 AM ET
QUOTE(#6):

The Miami media seems to be in late-season form already. It might be nice to let the season begin first.

At least play one or two games that mean something....

August 27, 2012  08:53 AM ET
QUOTE(#6):

The Miami media seems to be in late-season form already. It might be nice to let the season begin first.

when you are in the running to 'be on the clock' what is the media supposed to come up with, now that Ocho is history?

August 27, 2012  08:54 AM ET

He's doing something that I don't think Miami is used to: Setting things up for the future.

August 27, 2012  09:06 AM ET

He can't be any worse than Tony Sparano.

August 27, 2012  09:11 AM ET

Critics be damned.

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August 27, 2012  09:28 AM ET

If Hoodie did this they would say how smart he was for stockpiling picks...

August 27, 2012  09:37 AM ET
QUOTE(#5):

Can't think of any GM who wouldn't trade a backup for a 2nd rounder. (other than Matt Millen)

Please let's not utter that name ever again. I just want to forget. Oh, and 2008 never happened, history books be damned.

August 27, 2012  09:41 AM ET
QUOTE(#9):

He's doing something that I don't think Miami is used to: Setting things up for the future.

Seems to be a good idea too - except for the leering press down there. I guess they thought this team was going to the Super Bowl this year.

August 27, 2012  10:01 AM ET

Give the guy a chance-- listen to all these fortune tellers who try to write sports news... Morons!

August 27, 2012  10:09 AM ET

The guy is undefeated in regular season play for Petes sake.

August 27, 2012  10:16 AM ET

Gotta wonder if Matt Millen involved as Philbin's top advisor?...Matt should not be allowed anywhere near a foot ball camp--- much less the microphone--after all of the damage he did to Detroit....John Madden raved about Matt's football intellect for years--Maybe not so much lately...

Could Philbin prove to be as Dopey as Matt Millen? Jury still out--- but there is a strong possibliity.

August 27, 2012  10:21 AM ET

I do not care. I think the trade to INDY was great. O Yeah I am in INDY and a Colts Fan.

 
August 27, 2012  10:36 AM ET
QUOTE(#3):

Seems like he wants to put the point across of, "My way, or highway."Problem with that, "his way" isn't proven.

Right on!

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