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Should Dolphins fire Joe Philbin?

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08:37 AM ET 02.15 | The Dolphins head coaching job is too big for Joe Philbin. Philbin, it seems, was completely ignorant of rampant harassment of several of his players. He had no clue why Jonathan Martin left the team on Oct. 28, and even late that night after visiting with Martin at his hospital bedside, Philbin didn't ask the player why he left the team. Throughout the report, people are quoted as knowing Richie Incognito could be a problem. A staffer called him a locker room divider. But Philbin, who often spoke of the quality of his locker room, had no clue about Incognito's locker room persona and actually allowed Incognito to be voted onto his team's so-called leadership council. The Wells report accurately points out players cannot regulate players. Coaches must regulate players.

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February 15, 2014  08:53 AM ET

Joe "the ostrich" Philbin.

February 15, 2014  09:03 AM ET

Bet you thought you had adults on the team eh Philbin!!

Even the media babies are tripping you up!!!

February 15, 2014  09:19 AM ET

Hire Kathi Lee. It worked for the other Philbin.

February 15, 2014  10:05 AM ET

SWEEP THE LEG, JOE!

February 15, 2014  10:09 AM ET

One of the assistant trainers was being harassed... and the head coach still didn't know about it.

February 15, 2014  10:39 AM ET

Better win a whole bunch of games this season, Joe.

February 15, 2014  10:43 AM ET

Does he still work for them?

February 15, 2014  11:00 AM ET
QUOTE(#3):

Hire Kathi Lee. It worked for the other Philbin.

Kelly, Kelly, Kelly, Kelly, K-E-L-L-Y.

February 15, 2014  11:03 AM ET
QUOTE(#6):

Better win a whole bunch of games this season, Joe.

That's the only way he stays.

February 15, 2014  11:25 AM ET

Fire the fool. If for no other reason he didn't do his job

February 15, 2014  11:31 AM ET

seems clueless and needs to gtho.

February 15, 2014  11:36 AM ET
QUOTE(#1):

Joe "the ostrich" Philbin.

My question is .... why is he still there?

February 15, 2014  12:11 PM ET
QUOTE(#9):

That's the only way he stays.

Anything short of a division title and he's out.

February 15, 2014  12:24 PM ET

Easy to blame Philbin, and he may need to go, but this situation pre-dates Philbin.
The Dolphins have been floundering (no pun intended) for years, primarily since Ross bought the team.
He appears to be a clueless absentee owner himself and should share the blame for this mess.
He needs to sell the team to someone who cares enough to keep informed.

February 15, 2014  12:26 PM ET
QUOTE(#13):

Anything short of a division title and he's out.

The AFC East title is permanently reserved by the Patriots until Tom and Bill retire.

February 15, 2014  02:49 PM ET
QUOTE(#13):

Anything short of a division title and he's out.

I'm not sure he'll survive this weekend, considering the report.

February 15, 2014  02:54 PM ET
QUOTE(#14):

He appears to be a clueless absentee owner himself and should share the blame for this mess.He needs to sell the team to someone who cares enough to keep informed.

Yeah, maybe he should be a more hands-on owner like Jerry Jones or Dan Snyder.

February 15, 2014  03:13 PM ET
QUOTE(#17):

Yeah, maybe he should be a more hands-on owner like Jerry Jones or Dan Snyder.

Good point, but I said "keep informed", not try to run the team.
Good (smart) owners hire GMs who run football operations--successfully!

February 15, 2014  03:34 PM ET
QUOTE(#12):

My question is .... why is he still there?

He's got pics of the owner?

 
February 15, 2014  03:46 PM ET

If you are going to make a move now is the time before free agent signings start and the draft coming up soon.

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