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Philbin opted to stay in Miami to work with coaching staff

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Yes, Dolphins coach Joe Philbin stayed in Miami this week in lieu of attending Senior Bowl practices.  But Philbin isn’t sitting around doing nothing.

The Dolphins have advised PFT that Philbin chose to spend time in Miami, collectively meeting with new offensive coordinator Bill Lazor and the rest of the offensive coaching staff.

Philbin also wanted to finalize the process of hiring linebackers coach Mark Duffner.

Ideally, Philbin would have time to meet with his coaching staff and attend Senior Bowl practices.  But with Dolphins assistant G.M. Brian Gaine and other scouts present in Mobile, it’s not as critical for coaches to be there.

Plenty of opportunities remain to scout the incoming draft class, especially with 102 of them won’t even be at the Senior Bowl because they’re not, you know, seniors.

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15 Responses to “Philbin opted to stay in Miami to work with coaching staff”
  1. thestrategyexpert says: Jan 21, 2014 8:13 PM

    As long as they hire a GM that has a good process to pick good players then that’s all Philbin needs. He is focusing on the coaching role like he should be, and it’s up to the GM to do their part. Philbin wasn’t asked to interview for the GM position on top of his other job.

  2. thegreatgabbert says: Jan 21, 2014 8:14 PM

    Yeah, all the names at the Senior Bowl will be forgotten in a month.

  3. thegreatgabbert says: Jan 21, 2014 8:16 PM

    Joe didn’t want to risk hurting his draft status by attending.

  4. tellthetruth1313 says: Jan 21, 2014 8:16 PM

    Unhappy Pins fan here.

  5. laxcoach37 says: Jan 21, 2014 8:30 PM

    Happy Fins Fan here! Who cares about the Senior Bowl? I would imagine the dozens of hours of real game footage and the Scouting Combine mean more than a stupid single game made for entertainment with limited playbooks. Philbin is a Coach, not a Scout. He is doing the right thing by staying back and getting Lazor up to speed on our crappy Offense. With a large amount of Cap our major problems will be most likely be plugged with a FA Tackle. The Fins will pick OL for several rounds but the top3 will be gone by our 1st Rd choice. No harm done. Stop being so negative during the Offseason!

  6. randomguy9999 says: Jan 21, 2014 8:51 PM

    Philbin should have been canned also.

  7. phinfan says: Jan 21, 2014 8:53 PM

    Jeff Ireland spent the entire week there each year and still missed dozens of good players…

  8. lks311 says: Jan 21, 2014 9:17 PM

    Because you can always go to the Senior Bowl…oh, wait…

  9. uptome26 says: Jan 21, 2014 10:04 PM

    Philbin can work all the hours he wants but until Brady decides to move on Miami, NYJ, and Buffalo will remain marginal at best.

    Signed long time Fins fan

  10. ghost26 says: Jan 21, 2014 11:36 PM

    thestrategyexpert says: Jan 21, 2014 8:13 PM

    As long as they hire a GM that has a good process to pick good players then that’s all Philbin needs. He is focusing on the coaching role like he should be, and it’s up to the GM to do their part. Philbin wasn’t asked to interview for the GM position on top of his other job.

    Expert,

    I couldn’t agree more. The guy is a coach however the media loves to bash the Dolphins. And this started WAY before the bullsh# bullying scandal.

    Do we have a lot of needs to address on this team??? Absolutely but it’s not like we went 2-14. Team was very inconsistent this year & severely lacked creativity on offense BUT we did have some quality wins against the Bengals, the Colts, the Steelers on the road in the snow, & I still don’t know how we beat NE.

  11. hooterdawg says: Jan 22, 2014 12:06 AM

    OK. Here is a question: what is the success record of bald coaches? Most of the successful coaches that I recall are follicley endowed.

  12. Winston says: Jan 22, 2014 12:34 AM

    Relax people … Brian Gaine is scouting and doing what personnel people do.

  13. princeopus says: Jan 22, 2014 1:38 AM

    there realy isnt a lot you can learn from these post season showcase games,taking players for part of 1 game and trying to get them to learn a different coaches style,,and being a coach trying to coordinate a team effort of players not sufficient for your style,to show case them to scouts,,,,its just useless,the on field result is just useless

  14. thelastbesthope says: Jan 22, 2014 6:53 AM

    He wanted to go but that woulda used up all his energy. So he sent a mannequin that looked like him. No one knew the difference.

  15. Sometimes Interesting says: Jan 22, 2014 2:45 PM

    Yeah I’m in the camp that believe going to the senior bowl is overrated. Ireland had been going for years and it didn’t do the Dolphins any favors.

    I think *not* going might actually help them, if anything. They should be judging players by their body of work and not one game anyway.

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