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Karlos Dansby disagrees with Philbin and Coyle

You already know that Dolphins defensive coordinator Kevin Coyle had both Cameron Wake and Jared Odrick, both starters, out of the game in the fourth quarter on Sunday against New England when the Patriots got the ball with seven minutes left to play.

And the Patriots began a march that sealed the victory for them and during that march, Cameron Wake tried to get in the game at least once that I know of, but was told to stay out.

Coyle defended the move of having his best players out of the game by saying the team had plans of shuttling defensive linemen to keep everyone fresh and that was part of the plan. And Joe Philbin agreed with the strategy.

Well, defensive captain Karlos Dansby disagrees. During his weekly appearance on the Jorge Sedano Show on WQAM today, Dansby said he didn't even realize Wake and Odrick were not there because he was in the heat of the moment.

But told that was the case, Dansby obviously didn't like the idea.

"That's though, man. That's tough," Dansby said. "You have to go into the game with players that are going to have impact. That's how you got to look at it. I'm saying, they're starters, they need to be in the game. Period. That's how I look at it. You have to fight, but like I said, I'm not the coach. I can't make that decision."

Dansby plays every play every game. So does Kevin Burnett. How would he react if he was taken out for rest purposes?

"I know if it was me on the sideline, I'd be raising hell trying to get back in the game personally," he said. "That's just me."

The sound:

Karlos Dansby disagrees with Joe Philbin

 This is what Philbin said on the subject Monday:

"When you play the New England Patriots, it’s important with the way they play the game, the tempo that they have, it’s important to have guys that are fresh and ready to roll, and guys that can play hard every single snap. So that was our plan throughout the course of the game and we stuck with that plan and we were rotating guys throughout the course of the game. And we were doing so in that drive as well."

Well, it didn't work. But does Philbin stand by the decision?

"Absolutely," he said.


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The point of keeping people fresh is to have your best players playing when you need it most in the fourth quarter. This logic makes no sense.

Let's see Dwight Stephenson,Richmond Webb,John Oferdahl,Steve Towle,Tony Nathan,Nat Moore,Duper&Clayton,Doug Betters,AJ Duhe,Baumhower, Oliver,Marino, Sott Mitchell ,??? Were any of these players picked buy Shula or was Yesterday's Gone just born yesterday? Get off Shula son!! You have to be too young to go back that far.Sims the OG, and several others...Cox?

I think philbin kept them out for a reason. I believe a v small part of that reason was to keep the players fresh(excuse to the media) but also to evaluate what he has behind those 2 players aswell. If we have good cap space and draft picks isn't it better to evaluate what you have before all the games become 'meaningless' and see how some of the relatively unknowns on the team perform before FA and the draft????
Philbin won't have seen much of these fringe players to truly get an idea whether they are good enough to stay on the team, so I reckon play a few of them more and more as the season goes on (incl R matthews and possibly egnew) to put us in the best possible position to release the right players, sign the right players in FA and more importantly draft a good group with all the picks we have,

Perhaps Dansby didn't get the team memo from Little Jeffy:we really don't want to win this year--we're playing for the next draft.If I'm wrong,the Fins can prove it by playing Moore and the rest of the starters.

Coaches messed up and didnt want to admit to it!! If you want them fresh you take them out before the 4th quarter..

and with coach joe philbins poorly play calling we LOST THE GAME!!! so i truely agree with dansby' if you a starter on a ffotball team you should be played thru out the entire game.. dontget me wrong yes give him his breaks every now and then.. but hey iam not the coach either so yea.. !!phinz up!!

I watched the game v.s. the Patriots and was impressed.A good team finds a way to win. But that being said something is bothering me. Why did Bush get benched when Hartline and Bess dropped the ball also? And Tanny threw a few picks and fumbled since then.

Attitude? Or is Phil in working Thomas more to see how much work he can take and if he is good enough?

Dansby doesn't get paid to think. Or coach.

Just shut up, and hit people!

Karlos Dansby is right if you saw the game you will agreed with him. The Dolphins had stop the Pats running game the whole day with Odrick and Wake then they put Shelby and vernon in and the Pats took the ball downfield wasting 7 mins passing the ball only 3 times. That was the best drive the Pats had the whole game

Henne will torch the Dolphins, just like every other former player or QB has. Its just Miami's way. The season has imploded, and its going to be interesting what shenanigans will happen over the next 4 weeks.
Meanwhile, ill be in San Fran this weekend at the game screaming and yelling for my beloved Phins.....just wish it meant something.

The comments made by Dansby were not inflammatory. There are some ridiculous posts about it above. He is a passionate player and he spoke rationally, perhaps he should've said nothing by NFL standards but that is not the case and no one should ever be beyond reproach, besides he didn't condemn anyone, he simply gave a very watered down opinion of his own feelings. I think he was very politic.

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