Miami Dolphins head coach Joe Philbin: 'I have to do a better job'

Monday October 13th, 2014

Miami Dolphins head coach Joe Philbin took some blame for Sunday’s 27-24 loss to the Green Bay Packers, saying, “I have to do a better job.”

The Dolphins were up 24-17 in the fourth quarter before the Packers scored ten unanswered points on consecutive 68- and 60-yard drives. The Packers won the game when Aaron Rodgers threw a 4-yard touchdown pass to Andrew Quarless with three seconds left. 

“I have to do a better job, first and foremost,” Philbin said. “I’m the head coach. We had a lead with four minutes to go. Like I said often, you win as a team and you lose as a team. We could have done better in all three phases, coaching as well.” 

Philbin’s comments come following criticism by fans and media for the loss. Dolphins linebacker Philip Wheeler also acknowledged after the game that the coaching staff was partly responsible, saying, “It was 50 percent bad play call and 50 percent bad coverage.”

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Philbin is in his third year as head coach of the Dolphins. He has a coaching record of 15-17 in his first two seasons. Before the move to Miami, Philbin had been on the Packers coaching staff since 2003. He served as the team's offensive coordinator under head coach Mike McCarthy.

The Dolphins are third in the AFC East with a record of 2-3. They face the Chicago Bears at Soldier Field on Sunday. 

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