Joe Philbin: The luckiest guy in the world

I'm having a hard time with this one. A guy leaves the work environment because it's hostile, the oversight entity designed to police the situation (in this case investigator Ted Wells, hired by the NFL) concurs that the work environment is hostile, and the coach doesn't get fired?

Wow, Miami Dolphins head man Joe Philbin must feel like the luckiest man alive. The Wells report is scathing. It details a management group clueless to the filth going on within it and by now we've all heard and probably read about those details.

Here's what I don't get, how does the CEO of the outfit not get fired? Coaches continually spew on and on about being the first to get to the office and the last to leave. They often also pontificate about being responsible for every nook and cranny of the football team. The Miami Dolphins obviously don't feel that way about the latter.

In the wake of the Incognito-Martin disgrace the offensive line coach lost his job, the head trainer lost his job, but the head coach remains in office? Something does not compute.

The debate as to whether Martin overreacted or wasn't tough-skinned enough, will rage on for a long time. But what can't be debated is Philbin lacks credibility here. You mean to tell me during this whole sordid affair, someone didn't whisper, hey coach I think we might have a problem here. No one? At the least you would think his spidey senses would tell him something bad was going on. C'mom coach.

Either Philbin turned a blind eye to a serious problem, or he's shockingly detached from the very team he's supposed to have his fingerprints on. In either case he should've been fired.


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