Written by Luis Sung at 6:45 PM EST | Twitter: @FLSportDebater
Head coach Joe Philbin has come under a lot of fire in recent weeks for his decision making and his time management, and it's caused a lot of people to call for Philbin to be fired from his job as the head coach. Despite all that however, Philbin isn't feeling any pressure about his job security.
"Not at all. Again, when you coach, I’ve coached at all different levels, college football and in the National Football League, and I’ve always approached it as a one game at a time mentality." Philbin said. "It’s certainly a privilege to be the coach of the Miami Dolphins."
Luckily, Philbin recognizes that he does have shortcomings as a head coach, and he's constantly working on those issues he has. One thing he's been called out for is being far too conservative, which is something that he's made attempts to remedy. However, he doesn't feel his failures are actually linked to being conservative.
"Every game’s different. I certainly have to do a better job. We’re 3-3. I want us to be better than a .500 football team." Philbin said. "There’s no question I’ve got to do a better job and I plan on doing that. I don’t know that it’s linked to being too conservative."
He does however have a few things he knows he needs to work on, and he listed them out for everyone.
"Getting the team to play consistently well, finishing games better, executing better, getting our turnover margin on the plus side. We’re even in the turnover margin." Philbin explained. "There’s a long list. We don’t have enough time on this phone call for all of the things I’ve got to do better."
Philbin suggested there were a lot of other things that he needed to work on beyond just what he said. However, there does seem to be somewhat of a pattern: none of the things he mentioned are solely on him.
Fans have been begging for the coaches to put the players in positions to succeed, for them to place players like Ryan Tannehill in places where he could use his strengths. It seems that after three years of pleading, the players are finally getting the opportunities to do just that, and it seems to be paying dividends. Hopefully, Philbin recognizes what's happening and lets it continue. He may not feel pressure, but if the team doesn't keep winning, he may start feeling it in a hurry.