His claims of having continued faith in his locker room and his coaching staff ring more than a bit hollow at the moment, just a day after Miami felt compelled to fire offensive line coach Jim Turner and trainer Kevin O'Neill, two members of his staff who participated in the offensive behavior toward players and at least one fellow trainer.
Let's get real. Other football teams do not have the same work to be done as Philbin's Dolphins. Nowhere near it. In Miami this year, there's a rebuilding job of a whole different sort required. And it starts with Philbin regaining a sense of credibility, by keeping much closer track of what goes on in his own building.