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Dolphins' unsung heroes: The coaching staff

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07:01 PM ET 11.02 | If you read the most knowledgeable of football writers nationwide, you will find that a majority are strongly in favor of stability within a football organization. Generally, the biggest building block of this is the coaching staff. When the Miami Dolphins made the decision to fire former head coach Tony Sparano during the season, and to mostly clean house of the entire coaching staff in the offseason, they pleased many fans but also went against this piece of conventional wisdom. So far this year, the front office has to be thrilled with their decision; the coaching staff is this week's unsung hero. New head coach Joe Philbin didn't come to the team with a huge national profile. While he was the offensive coordinator of a juggernaut offense for the Green Bay Packers, he was not the play caller, and thus head coach Mike McCarthy was thought of as the offensive genius. Regardless of his involvement in designing and maintaining one of the best offenses in the NFL in Green Bay, what Philbin clearly was privy to is the leadership, preparation, and aggression necessary to maintain an NFL club.

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Joe Philbin, Getty Images/Jim McIsaac Joe Philbin, Getty Images/Jim McIsaac
November 3, 2012  10:39 AM ET

Lets see them finish the season, then rate the coaching staff

 
November 3, 2012  02:50 PM ET
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Lets see them finish the season, then rate the coaching staff

After the way the team looked coming out of "Hard Knocks", I think it's fair to say both the team and coaching staff have been underrated to this point.

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