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Philbin talks to fans, preaches faith

Joe Philbin spent 45 minutes this evening on a conference call with Miami Dolphins season ticket customers. He took their questions. The media was allowed to listen but was kept at the kiddie table playing with our crayons. (In other words, we were asked to keep quiet).

Anyway, these are the highlights of what Philbin said in response to fans questions:

Mauricio in Miami-Dade asked Philbin to convince him that the Dolphins are worthy of investing in. The fan asked for Philbin's best halftime speech to motivate him to buy tickets.

"My experience is that with every successful organization in any sport you have to have good people," Philbin said. "You have to have faith and confidence in those people. I have great confidence in [owner] Steve Ross and [general manager] Jeff Ireland. Sometimes you just have to have faith.

"I'm asking for your faith and confidence that I'm going to be able to deliver results."

Philbin didn't offer too many specifics about, well, anything because he probably cannot and probably doesn't want to with what he can. But he was clear on his intended use of Reggie Bush.

Unlike last year when Miami mostly used Bush as a traditional running back until very late in the season, Philbin said his staff will try to maximize Bush. He mentioned using him at wide receiver. He mentioned using him in different formations. He mentioned doing things to create mismatches, which is what I thought Miami would do last year.

"We're not just going to hand the ball to him," Philbin said.

Speaking of wide receiver, Philbin obviously included the position among those needing upgrade. He mentioned wide receiver in the draft, along with quarterback, pass-rusher, defensive back. But it was interesting to me he referred to improving the position through free agecy and the draft. Free agency seems pretty much over to me as there is not a great amount of great talent left out there that I know of. He obviously knows more. Maybe he has something up his sleeve ... I hope.

Philbin mentioned the QB position a couple of times. Shocking right? IF you're a Dolphins quarterback you better be getting in your playbook because one aspect of the coming quarterback competition between Matt Moore and David Garrard is learning the West Coast offense and more specifically the Dolphins' version of the offense.

Philbin made the point that one way he'll be looking for the quarterback to "separate themselves" from on another is by more quickly learning the system and showing coaches they can be comfortable in the system.

Philbin was Green Bay's offensive coordinator but he didn't call the plays. He won't call them in Miami, either. "Mike Sherman will call the game," Philbin said. "I get to put in one play per week but I don't get to call it."

I'm confident he was kidding there as coach has something of a sense of humor. Philbin made the point Miami's offense will be a collaborative effort.

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whats up men????

oh...and 1st.....

What's up losers?

YG.....from the last blog....

You called it man.....you talked about Dansby's CAP HIT for a few weeks....

Kudos to you.....

..Did Dansby get cut?

all that can be said is that this franchise is heading in the wrong direction and this is coming after a 6&10 season which started 0&7 and all that is being mentioned is the 6&3 finish.....what about the previous 13 SEASONS?? pretty close to zero interest

I should have faith in Joe Philbin why?

Because he has never been a head coach?
Because he was the second choice for this job?
Because he obviously cannot give a straight answer?
Because he trusts Jeff Ireland?

That last one alone shows the guy has a lot to learn. Call Sparano or Dez Bryant and ask them about Ireland, Philbin.

I'am Hoping for a 8 And 8 season, How sad is that??????

The only reason fans haven't jumped off the bridge is Philbin. We like what we see so far. This team needs some class again. Back like the Shula days that way. Tired of hearing our thugs are in jail all the time. Philbin just doesn't know how awful Ireland is yet or he would t have signed. Hell learn.

...All I know is that we aren't just going to hand him the ball!!!!

..Thank you Jesus. This is music to the ears. There is no reason that Reggie bush should have more carries then catches..Great, he proved he could run the ball last year. This said. IMO it was the wrong way to maximize Bush' touches..

Where is he more affective..In space. or tucking it up the middle. Where, or how it s it more likely to get a big play from him..Chunk yardage. By running it, or getting him one on one with a linebacker, or saftey? It was great that Reggie proved to the world that he could handle the majority of the load..It isn't what is best for the team. I get it that he had the hot hand, that D. Thomas was hurt, and Sparano would have sooner been kicked in the sac before giving Hilliard a carry..I'm glad to hear that Reggie will be used properly this year..Alright Philbin!!!

Whats up with dansby

What are u tslking about he cald

Nothing is up with Dansby except he was the Dolphins rep for their new uni's.

The Dolphins make an attempt to reach out to fans and "the media" is bent out of shape because they couldn't participate other than listening. I think its a shot at the fans that armando mentions how the media wasn't allowed to ask questions and only fans, like the fans questions are simple and irrelevant.
Jealous much?!?!
Then continues to sarcastically undermind the whole thing they were trying to do.
Weak.

Daryl D....

Dansby hasn't gotten cut (to my knowledge)....

I was just commend DB on talking about Dansby's huge Cap numbers a few weeks back....and NOW...Armando made a post about it.....

thavafin,

You obviously have your panties in a bunch. Mando was just having some fun so stop being such a douche on his blog. He didn't rip anyone least of all the fans.

You read it as you wish and I shall do the same, then comment as I please. Don't like it, then EAD.

Armando,

I'm not sure I got it yet. Could tell us rather or not Philbin called he plays in Green Bay??

..Kris..Gotcha. I would have been suprised seeing they sent Dansby to NYC to be a fashion model today..I wasn't even thinking about the previous post..

Second..Let me re-state my point about Bush. After re-reading what I wrote I didn't articulate my point well. It would be ideal to see Bush' catches go up, and his carries go down. He was a very good runner in the second half of last season, if he continues to produce running it great. I just think he is better served as a reciever in multiple formations. Right now he is our primary threat as far as offensive weapon. The more looks we can give the defense..The better off we will be on offense.

Tim Knight
Home we say we are not trolls, but we are only pathetic hypocritical losers and we use insults, foul language and will post gross pics and say they are you or some one else.
Your thesis paper and book on the psychology of a sport's blogger is going to be a best seller 4 sure.
I have been using several identities on up to 6 different Miami Dolphin themed sports blogs and even though lying about it, have been directly caught red handed over and over again.
I like to think somehow what i have to say is important to someone out there, but clearly i am delusional.
You are right we are wasting our lives, me being the leading culprit.
I am in truth nothing but a hypocrite and outright liar with nothing to do but pretend i'm running the Miami Dolphins or vicariously giving worldly advice to the Dolphin's management. lol
I am such an idiot and only now am i starting to see it.
Thanks for the heads up, Home.

Shamefully
Tim Knight

Armando,

I seriously thank you for deleting the comments from the guy posing as me and saying mean things to the other bloggers. It shows you are a class act.

I continue to be a fan of yours and will continue to come here to talk football daily!!!!!

Tim Knight
Home we say we are not trolls, but we are only pathetic hypocritical losers and when engaged we use insults and foul language also.
Your thesis paper and book on the psychology of a sport's blogger is going to be a best seller 4 sure.
I have been using several identities on up to 6 different Miami Dolphin themed sports blogs and even though lying about it, have been directly caught red handed over and over again.
I like to think somehow what i have to say is important to someone out there, but clearly i am delusional.
You are right we are wasting our lives, me being the leading culprit.
I am in truth nothing but a hypocrite and outright liar with nothing to do but pretend i'm running the Miami Dolphins or vicariously giving worldly advice to the Dolphin's management. lol
I am such an idiot and only now am i starting to see it.
Thanks for the heads up, Home.

I am such an dirty HIV positive azzzhole
Shamefully
Tim Knight

Any thoughts on Michael Floyd with the 8 pick??

I think Philbin brings a class act to this organization. I don't care if he was our first choice or not. I honestly feel he will do his best to bring wins to this team and in a respectable fashion. We need that type of persona around here more than people realize.

Thats good.had me worrying they let him go


I think Philbin brings a class act to this organization. I don't care if he was our first choice or not. I honestly feel he will do his best to bring wins to this team and in a respectable fashion. We need that type of persona around here more than people realize.

Posted by: Ohio Dolfan | April 03, 2012 at 09:35 PM

Agreed. We most definately need some karma.

How the heck is he going to address WR in free agency? Who's left...I think ole Philly missed that boat

thevafin,

You're making yourself sound like a horse's arse. Chill out and join the community. Mando is the voice of the fans, not against the fans.

I should have faith in Joe Philbin why?
Because he has never been a head coach?
Because he was the second choice for this job?
Because he obviously cannot give a straight answer?
Because he trusts Jeff Ireland?
That last one alone shows the guy has a lot to learn. Call Sparano or Dez Bryant and ask them about Ireland, Philbin.
Posted by: Frank Caliendo | April 03, 2012 at 09:06 PM

Too much pessimism, your post is just a bunch of negativity and all the wrong reasons to be mad at Philbin (at this point why would you be mad at Philbin anyway). Do you expect him to bash his boss?

Frank, Philbin was actually the 5th pick....(The San Fran coach,Gruden,Cowher,Fisher)....

No doubt why hate the guy because he is inexperienced as a head coach. Im from Wisconsin and a packer hater,but joe p will turn out. If our owner gives him a chance.
Oh and who the heck else could or can we get? Yeah

Cuban Mange you @zz wipe, dont you dare show up at the Sentinel. Just stay here you POS! LMFAO @ your pathetic self. bwahahahahahahaha

NJ Flim Flam was known to post as great americans, Go back to SS and pay your 5 dollars a month(If your mother will give you her credit card that is).... LOL At NJ FLIM FLAM...

There is little doubt that the key to sucsses next year will rely on mostly two things after the defense ... One is the QB play (what else) and number two but perhaps the most critical issue will be how will this couching staff will use Bush. I agree with an earlier post that the more catches and less runs Bush has next year the better off the Fins offence we'll be. And he (Bush) will also be playing on the last year of his contract. All's good!

On another note...I beleave that this particular Draft may be the most important Draft of the last ten years. If they hit on a few dynamic players, we are on our way to Glory Days once again...if we don't hit it right, Ross may deside to blow it up and start all over again.

this year is a rebuilding year. after the season with bush and moore gone we can finally start to build a better offense around a real qb

Philbin is the 2nd coming of Cam Cameron.

philbin will be much better than cameron, u can tell just by listening to him speak. cameron was dumb as a rock

LOVE IS THE MOST IMPORTANT THING IN LIFE ........FORGET ABOUT OUR GARAGE MANAGER OR OUR CORN BEEF HC ..........

TO BE
OR
NOT
TO BE ..........

this year is a rebuilding year. after the season with bush and moore gone we can finally start to build a better offense around a real qb

Posted by: dusty bottoms | April 03, 2012 at 11:07 PM

What source has provided you with information that Moore and Bush will be gone next year?

DUSTY ,,,HOW YOU KNOW THESE THINGS.... I KNOW FOR A FACT THAT WHEN PEOPLE SPEAK WELL ,THEY FAIL AT A GREATER RATE .

WE DON'T HAVE DENNY IN BOSTON...IT'S ONLY IN THE DUMB STATES .....LATER

Posted by: ALoco | April 03, 2012 at 02:33 PM

Boston is not a state.
Now who's dumb?

How was it tonight at Burger King?
Did they take you off of fries yet?

ALOCO THINKS BOSTOON IS A STATE

BWAAHAAAHAAAHAAAAHAAAHAAA!!!!!!

really aloco, so horrible speaking people always prosper? lol

this year is a rebuilding year. after the season with bush and moore gone we can finally start to build a better offense around a real qb

Posted by: dusty bottoms | April 03, 2012 at 11:07 PM

And just who is this "real" QB?

RICH, DON'T TRY TO BE WAL-MAR SMART .........


IN BOSTON THE HOME OF CHAMPS ;


PATS
STANLY CUPO WINNERS THE BRUNS.
THE CELTICS WITH MOST CHAMPIONSHIPS IN HISTORY.......

BUT YOU ...IN FL THE NO 48 IN EDUCATION WITH (( F )) RATING .... AND 12 YEARS LIVING IN XELLAR ......PLUS


FL IS THE NO 1 STATE WHERE ALL THE CRappy frozen foods sell to the dunkeys like you .........

and 12 years living in the cellar

If Moore has another good season he'll leave this dump for greener pastures.

dusty ,////


ALL THE CON ARTISTS IN THE WORLD SPEAKS WELL ......HUNT ..OUR GARAGE MANAGER SPEAKS ALSO WELL .......

"Free agency seems pretty much over to me as there is not a great amount of great talent left out there that I know of. He obviously knows more. Maybe he has something up his sleeve ... I hope."

Mando,

Don't hold your breath. Ireland has made it pretty clear that he's not willing to pay for players that can actually improve the team.

Maybe Richard Marshall beats out Smith but I haven't seen him play enough to know if he'll be a significant upgrade.

IN BOSTON THE HOME OF CHAMPS ;


PATS


Posted by: ALoco | April 03, 2012 at 11:24 PM

Ahh.....so you are a Patriots fan.
That makes sense....I hear you sleep with a Tom Brady poster over your bed.

hilarious i see aloco. we can only hope mj, moore isnt the answer. find a franchise guy for once. but im guessing they will draft tannehill at 8 this year

What source has provided you with information that Moore and Bush will be gone next year?

Posted by: mik | April 03, 2012 at 11:15 PM

.

No one with a choice stays with the Dullfins.

"### The Dolphins have been in contact with free agent guard Kyle Kosier, who has started every game he played for Dallas the past six years...."

OMG...............That's a joke right???

june 1 the second wave up free agency hits

pats arent the champs of anything. been a long time since they were

DUSTY....... THE PATS WON 3 RINGS IN THE LAST 10 YEARS WHILE WE LIVE IN THE CELLAR FOR 18 YEARS WITH LOVE ......

his year is a rebuilding year. after the season with bush and moore gone we can finally start to build a better offense around a real qb

Posted by: dusty bottoms | April 03, 2012 at 11:07 PM

What source has provided you with information that Moore and Bush will be gone next year?

Posted by: mik | April 03, 2012 at 11:15 PM

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this year is a rebuilding year. after the season with bush and moore gone we can finally start to build a better offense around a real qb

Posted by: dusty bottoms | April 03, 2012 at 11:07 PM

And just who is this "real" QB?

Posted by: mik | April 03, 2012 at 11:21 PM

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Times up.

No response from you = you just a troll speaking an opinion and not real fact.

The Pats dynasty is the longest in NFL history. 13 years at or near the top.

No one with a choice stays with the Dullfins.

Posted by: Alan | April 03, 2012 at 11:31 PM

Would you please make a choice to go away?
Thanks jackasss.

pats cant win the sb anymore, eli gets them each time

Alan = ALoco

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