Written by Matthew Cannata | Twitter: @PhinManiacs
During the game last week against the Kansas City Chiefs, Brian Hartline caught a touchdown pass and then celebrated by faking a golf putt with several teammates standing in a line watching him. He was flagged on the play for excessive celebration and as a result, the kickoff was moved back 15 yards. The Chiefs got the ball and ended up scoring a touchdown on that drive.
According to Barry Jackson of the Miami Herald, Joe Philbin was irate and told the players as much in a team meeting earlier this week. Philbin said it was a poor reflection on him and told the team it could never happen again. Brian Hartline said that it was silly that Philbin characterized it as a reflection on him.
In addition to that, Jackson reports that players appreciate the fact that Philbin told the team he wishes he handled the Ryan Tannehill situation differently but they also note the damage has already been done. This is just another example of a rift between players and coaches down in Miami.
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