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07:18 AM ET 11.05 | We have since learned that Dolphins owner Stephen Ross called NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell to ask for help in the Jonathan Martin-Richie Incognito scandal. Ross is apparently aware that everyone he deals with in Dolphins football leadership -- [Joe Philbin], [Jeff Ireland], and executive vice president of football administration Dawn Aponte -- have agendas. That agenda is quite obviously keeping one's job. ... Jobs are indeed on the line. Ross is prepared to use the review to make career decisions on various people within the organization if they are found wanting by the review. Ross is prepared to make changes. And that means more than just Richie Incognito or Jonathan Martin are in the crosshairs. So this NFL review, requested at the highest levels by the Dolphins owner, has put everyone on notice.

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Joe Philbin, Icon Sports Joe Philbin, Icon Sports
November 5, 2013  07:23 AM ET

No doubt this mess goes beyond just the 2 players, but will be interesting to see how far up the chain it does go.

November 5, 2013  07:24 AM ET

It's a mess in Miami, and that's all I can say about that....

November 5, 2013  07:31 AM ET

Philbin's days are numbered.

November 5, 2013  07:36 AM ET
QUOTE(#3):

Philbin's days are numbered.

They'd be better off with Regis.

November 5, 2013  07:49 AM ET
QUOTE(#3):

Philbin's days are numbered.

I would think Ireland's are too.

He's the one that brought Incognito in. He's the one that drafted Martin. He's the one that assembled this group. Clearly, this team lacks veteran leadership.

That's on him.

November 5, 2013  07:50 AM ET

Fire In The Hole!

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November 5, 2013  08:01 AM ET
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Fire In The Hole!

Yup ----->

November 5, 2013  08:06 AM ET

It's going to be interesting how this plays out. Players like Ritche Incognito get brought in because teams are looking to develop an tough, intimidating attitude. The Dolphins wanted Ritchie, and now they have to deal with the reality of having--and probably encouraging--someone like that.

November 5, 2013  08:06 AM ET

What he said to that man shows how vile a human being he really is. The guy probably feared for his life.

November 5, 2013  08:12 AM ET
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I would think Ireland's are too. He's the one that brought Incognito in. He's the one that drafted Martin. He's the one that assembled this group. Clearly, this team lacks veteran leadership. That's on him.

I always thought Ireland was on borrowed time anyway.

November 5, 2013  08:20 AM ET
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What he said to that man shows how vile a human being he really is. The guy probably feared for his life.

Very true... But I still need Doug Martin to "man up!"

November 5, 2013  08:21 AM ET
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I always thought Ireland was on borrowed time anyway.

Shame is I thought Philbin was a good hire for them. A stand-up guy who was respected by everyone. It would be a shame if he didn't get another chance because of a bozo like Incognito.

November 5, 2013  08:22 AM ET

Another Penn State Scenerio?

November 5, 2013  08:32 AM ET
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Shame is I thought Philbin was a good hire for them. A stand-up guy who was respected by everyone. It would be a shame if he didn't get another chance because of a bozo like Incognito.

Well I'm sure he was aware of the situation long before and there were reports during the off season that Martin came to him to address the issue but shrugged it off.

November 5, 2013  08:36 AM ET
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I always thought Ireland was on borrowed time anyway.

Yep, he's late for departure

November 5, 2013  08:39 AM ET

I think Joe Philbin survives this. It was the team that suspended Incognito, immediately, when the news broke. They didn't try to hush it, or wait for the League to do something. That's the best way to handle it.

How many times has Suh misbehaved? What has the Lions organization done about it? If Schwartz can survive, Philbin deserves a gold star, not punishment for what he's done.

November 5, 2013  08:41 AM ET
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Well I'm sure he was aware of the situation long before and there were reports during the off season that Martin came to him to address the issue but shrugged it off.

Incognito even has an old interview/page inside one of Sports Illustrated magazines where they ask questions. One of the questions was, "who is the easiest guy to scare on the team?" and he replied Doug Martin.

 
November 5, 2013  08:55 AM ET
QUOTE(#13):

Very true... But I still need Doug Martin to "man up!"

Word. He doesn't necessarily project footballs tough persona. But football could have also been a veil for some deep rooted issues.

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