Dolphins Coach Finally Admits Role in Martin-Incognito Mess

Published on 20-Feb-2014 by Stacey Mickles

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Dolphins Coach Finally Admits Role in Martin-Incognito Mess

After months of denial and an NFL investigation, Miami Dolphins head coach Joe Philbin has finally admitted that he knew what was going on between Richie Incgonito and Jonathan Martin and did nothing about it.

Philbin knew

"Knew some?"

It sorta makes you wonder how thorough the NFL's fact-finding really was. Remember, the Wells report actually praised Philbin for his role in the whole sordid affair.

Philbin admitted he is responsible for the Dolphins toxic work atmosphere and promises to do better. That is, if he's allowed to keep his job. 

“I want everybody to know, I’m the one responsible for the workplace environment at the Miami Dolphins,” Philbin said in front of reporters today.

“We’re going to have a better workplace, I promise you that,” he continued. “I’m going to make sure that happens."

Awww, that's nice of him to say, considering the fact his job is now on the line. Where was this tone when Incognito and other Dolphins were harassing Martin?

Wouldn't it have been nice if he actually stepped up and prevented this from happening?

In other words, times change and leaders have to change with them.

Philbin didn't.

If you're the Miami Dolphins ownership, would you retain Philbin? Would you trust that he could lead your team after all that's come out?

I wouldn't.

If I were Dolphins owner Steve Ross, I'd clean house, starting with the head coach. If Miami serious about creating an atmosphere of being “more vigilant, diligent and visible” - as Philbin called it -- then the buck needs to stop with the head coach.