Philbin Won’t Say If He’s Fearful For His Job

DAVIE (CBSMiami) – Miami Dolphins head coach Joe Philbin will be one of the key figures in the upcoming NFL investigation of the team and the locker room culture, but he’s not saying if he’s fearful for his job.

“I’ve…I’ve got great confidence in our guys. I talked to our guys today at the team meeting,” Philbin told reporters Wednesday. “I believe in our players. I believe in our staff. I believe in our organization, the people around here. Alright. I know why I got into coaching and I believe in the things that I’ve done.”

Philbin talked to the press shortly after the NFL announced an independent attorney would handle the investigation of the Dolphins and the incidents between Richie Incognito and Jonathan Martin. Philbin wouldn’t address whether he had talked to his assistant coaches about the ongoing situation.

“Again, I’m going to leave that up to special counsel Ted Wells who was appointed by Commissioner Goodell,” Philbin said to reporters.

Philbin also wouldn’t say if he had communicated with Martin or Incognito since Monday, ““All conversations I would have with the players are private, personal, and confidential. If I had those meetings, they would be private in nature.”

Still, Philbin said despite the chaos surrounding the team and the locker room; he still believes in his squad.

“I think we have men in the locker room who care about each other, that set a good example for each other, they care about each other, they communicate well,” Philbinn said. “I told you, I believe in the guys in the locker room.”

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