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Stephen Ross shows a lot of love for Philbin

TAMPA -- This is what Dolphins owner Stephen Ross said in his opening remarks tonight when he met with the media.

You will note the love he shows for Dolphins coach Joe Philbin. You will note he does not mention Dolphins general manager Jeff Ireland:

In the past two weeks, our primary concern has been for Jonathan Martin.  Immediately after learning that Jonathan left the team, I spoke with Head Coach Joe Philbin and Joe visited with Jonathan in person that evening.  Over the ensuing days, both Joe and I reached out to Jonathan to express our concern and to offer our support.  Jonathan and I have exchanged texts as recently as this weekend, and I am scheduled to meet with him in person to see how he is doing and to listen to his concerns.   As I noted last week, I reached out to NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell and asked him to conduct an independent review of these allegations and I am grateful that Ted Wells will be leading the effort.  We have pledged our full cooperation in that endeavor. In addition, last week, we began our own internal review of policies and procedures to determine if there are immediate areas which can be improved upon.  I have asked President and CEO Tom Garfinkel to lead this effort.

Joe Philbin is a big part of that review process.  Joe is a man of high character who routinely communicates to our players our expectations of behavior and he espouses the values that we stand behind. He genuinely cares about our players—you can see it in his eyes and hear it in his voice. A final step is the creation of an independent advisory group to review our current organizational conduct policies and to make recommendations on areas for improvement. I have asked former NFL Head Coaches Don Shula and Tony Dungy, along with former players Dan Marino, Curtis Martin and Jason Taylor, to be a part of this group and we will announce further additions in the coming days.  Together, these men bring integrity, respect and diverse experiences to the discussion, some having just recently retired from the locker room.

Joe Philbin and others will be a part of the process, as will current Dolphin players.  I want to be clear: this effort is to improve the Miami Dolphins only and is not intended to be a blueprint for other franchises. The working group will begin its charge after the season.  The NFL locker room is a special place, no doubt, but that does not mean that different rules of decency and respect should be in play.  Winning championships is what we are all about, but we cannot do so if any of our family members are challenged from reaching their potential. I want to thank the Dolphin fans and alumni for their patience as we work towards a stronger organization.

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fred has obviously lost touch with reality, that;s what being a fins fan will do to you after following for long enough. teams who lose to 0-8 teams dont make the playoff. and they dont win the super bowl. their coaches get fired

HEY ROSS, QUIT POSTING AS FRED S. WE KNOW ITS YOU, KEEP YOUR RETARDED COMMENTS TO YOURSELF.

Let's all agree to add this game to the "should have won" list.

Tannehill is ruined. He has by far the worst pocket presence I've ever seen. Fiedled could at least move up in the pocket. Another wasted pick by Ireland. Last year he was quoted as saying "we killed it" regarding the draft. hahahahahaha!!!!!! the guy is awful

FF IRELAND REMINDS ME OF DAN SNYDER THERE EVIL JERKS

vegas how can I be blind if I am here typing???

Tanne has used his legs several times yes. Also, you are too inexperienced to understand that not even Brady or Peyton or Brees would look good behind this line that consists of a center and nothing else.

I'm out. 42 years a Dolphin fan. I don't even have that much of a life, but I realized that spending even another weekend watching NFL football is a waste. I plan on dropping my Sunday Ticket that I've had for fifteen years as I live in South Dakota and rarely get to watch the Dolphins without it. I will either spend more time with my kids when I have them or read a book or watch a good movie when I don't.

Regarding the side splitting comments of Fred S. and IRA that are totally lost on some of our resident nitwits - have you never heard sarcasm before?!

Yep Fred. Right on track. Right on track to the smallest home attendance in team history. I need to go to bed. I'm obviously overtired and might want to pull a Cognito message to you very soon.

Goodnight and enjoy the 25 year rebuilding program. You are the new funny guy on the board

#1 go ahead and let Ireland go with a budget bigger than obama this is what he produced.

#2 Sue the NFL to get out of the AFC East it puts miami at disadvantage (travel for team and fans)

this would solve alot of our issues

I NOW THINK CHAD HENNE IS BETTER THEN THANNEHLL NOT GOOD

Fred S if you can't see that Ireland is a joke after all the bs moves he made just this year alone, I don't know what to say to you. 3rd pick overall can't start in a crap defense. Corners in the second and third round that can't outplay 7-11 Nolan Carroll. Another third roud lineman who can't sniff the field even with the worst oline of all time? What about. 60 mil for a guy who can't catch the ball? This is gross incompetence and if you can't see that I won't even bother to bring up the Earnest Wilfords , the Vonte davises and the Mike Egnews of the world. Bottom line, the guy is was and always has been a boob and the next great thing to happen to the Miami Dolphins will be his release. #fireireland

I am done wasting my time and money on this team. When they start winning again and actually are in the playoff picture consistently then I'll start watching them again. Hopefully that will be in my lifetime. Until then I'm out.

A lot to like in Jeff Ireland's last draft class. He found no less than two Dions. Next year, two Belmonts. Exciting times to be a Dolphins fan!

After 40 years of being a fan I'm done, this is the worst embarrassment of any game. The 1st half was a joke, they certainly were not ready to play. 2 yards rushing for the whole game. Please!!! Everyone knows when the fish are going to run or pass. Go, go is run everytime. Why doesn't someone who calls himself a nfl coach change this stap count up? At least once time a game. Even a high school coach could figure that out... Ross came off as clueless during that interview on Espn. Guess everyone in the organization is clueless... This team is the laughting stock of the league. We're toast for this year as a another 7-9 year is in store. Dolphins had great fans thru the years, now all is lost....

vegas do you live in Miami?

Do you know that 95% of the population are foreigners that don't even understand how the game is played? And, being low wage immigrants they have no money for a ticket anyway.

No team could possibly fill the stadium in Miami more than a couple of times a year.

The fish rots at the head. Ross is awwwwwwwwsome. I saw the press conference. Uggg. But Philbin is ok in my book. Sherman is collecting a paycheck, Ireland is gonna take the heat in this deal. Ross=Obama . He will play politics and seT my team back another 10 years.

Will someone else please talk some sense into Fred? He is trusting a billionare who likes football to make the right decisions. Why would anyone else know better? He's rich, we're not. That automatically gives him a pass for driving a once proud franchise into the ground. I'm going to chalk this one up to the sedatives Fred must be taking.

This aqua and orange KoolAid is sooooo yummy

JON GRUDEN WAS TALKING AT THE END OF THE GAME LIKE HE WANTED THE FINS TO LOSE I DONT WANT HIM AS THE COACH RATHER HAVE COHWER AND CHRI BERMAN CONINUES TOO PIC AGAINST THE FINS IS HE A JOKE WHY DOES THIS GUY HATE FINS SOO MUCH HE PUTS FINS ON HIS SWAMY EVEN EHEN THEY PLAY A CRAPY TEAM AND PICKS AGAINST THEM IS HE SOME KIND OF PYCHO

Phil, blaming Ireland for his two rookie corners getting hurt is ridiculous. Be real. They can out play Nolan when healthy, and will.

You are all much too impatient.

Now, despite what most of you think of Ireland, if he were to be released, you can bet he'll have a new job in football, much better than the jobs we have. You may not like him, but you can be sure a 3rd billionaire will pay him for his services.

I'm not jealous. You shouldn't be either.

Another zinger, Fred S. - OK IRA let's keep the yucks coming!

Mando, might call in sick tomorrow. The PC fairy rubbed him out. The good guys lost.

CHRI BERMAN CONINUES TOO PIC AGAINST THE FINS IS HE A JOKE WHY DOES THIS GUY HATE FINS SOO MUCH HE PUTS FINS ON HIS SWAMY EVEN EHEN THEY PLAY A CRAPY TEAM AND PICKS AGAINST THEM IS HE SOME KIND OF PYCHO

Posted by: APPLEJACKSON411 | November 12, 2013 at 12:27 AM

He's a life long Bills fan, in their hey-day of the 80's & 90's he use to start his highlights on them by saying, "Nobody circles the wagons like the Buffalo Bills" That is of course till S.B. time came when they proved the biggest chokers in Pro-Sports history!

Its official worst team in nfl. Love it. Now do the rt thing ross

NFL=WWF....

STEPHEN ROSS TALKS LIKE A GUY THAT LIVED A PARTYLIFE STYLE HE SHOULD NOT BE A OWNER OF A NFL TEAM HES A CLOWN A STUPID MAN ALMOST LOOKS LIKE HE IS GOING TO START LAUGHING WHEN HES BEING INTERVIEWED

Well I see I don't fit in with the whiners club here.

What most of you lack is perspective and honest assessment. We are down a lot of starters. The injury bug bit us hard. That is why we are losing.


I will leave you all to yourselves. Keep in mind it is not a good idea to share handkerchieves.

I like how Ross uses the word integrity and Dan Marino in the same sentence. I wouldn't necessarily refer to a man who banged and intern and had a love child, as possessing any integrity.

Fred S. Much respect to you. I hope they win and you can tell all us quitters 'I told you so'. Not happening anytime soon though ;)

Three words guys. "Two yards rushing". I don't care who your playing. Your not winning anything rushing for two yards. Turning point was first and goal after the Wilson pick and all they managed was 2 yards from the 7. A touchdown there deflates the bucs and we take em after a horrendous start to the game. Can philbin please grow some emotion. If I have to watch him clap his hands any longer after average performances or pitiful ones I will puke. Just another over hyped season full of broken dreams

Oh , it Veterans Day , I forgot, I am a vet. But let's thank j mart for buddy funking all his football veteran teammates. Sleep well knowing you have the education of a prince, and the soul of a weasel.

I guess Fred is going to be the only one in the stadium if they keep this up

I wish you the best in your fantasy world Fred. I'll side with the whiners that know something about football. But thanks for the comedy act. You kept me up a half hour longer than I intended. At least you're a loyal blind fan! LOL. Happy travels

The majority of this coaching staff has no NFL playing experience and/or no coaching experience.

Some of the most experienced, Philbin, Sherman, and Coyle, look like bumbling morons.

What a sad sickening situation!!!!

I THINK NUT JIM KELLY TELLS BERMAN TO PICK AGAINST THEM THATS WHY KELLY LOVED BEATING FINS BECAUSE HE WAS JEALOUS OF MARINO AND THE DOLPHINS WERE LOCATED IN MIAMI NOT UGLY BUFFALO I THINK THATS THE REASON WHY HE LOST ALL THOSE SUPERBOWLS HIS SUPERBOWL WAS BEATING THE FINS ONLY

Ireland wtf is that you dam you change your name now to Fred s come on your busted give it up

Not impressed with our LB's. Any DB who's last name starts with a "C" needs to be replaced! I'm tired of seeing these guys get bet/clowned by WR's and RB's. Where in the hell was Patterson? When this guy is not on the field it hurts the team. It's a damn shame that he spends most of his time on the sideline! But all in all, the "D" played well anough to win.

Phil, blaming Ireland for his two rookie corners getting hurt is ridiculous. Be real. They can out play Nolan when healthy, and will.

You are all much too impatient.

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I have great hope as well for those 2 but the facts are one (Davis) had a high ankle sprain in the Pre-Season yet hasn't heeled? The other coming off Sports hernia surgery has been active I believe twice during the Yr.

The other 3rd RD'er we drafted ahead of Davis is an OG on a team in desperate need in Dallas Thomas who isn't even in the conversation given we activated Eagles cast-off Watkins tonight instead.

Our #1 pick sees the field sporadically and is Miss-used IMO. By the way tonight played like he was on a sleeping pill.

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Now, despite what most of you think of Ireland, if he were to be released, you can bet he'll have a new job in football, much better than the jobs we have. You may not like him, but you can be sure a 3rd billionaire will pay him for his services.

I'm not jealous. You shouldn't be either.

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I don't doubt he ends up back on someones scouting Dept. were he belongs but believe he NEVER gets a G.M./V.P. Pos. again and if you think he does you haven't been paying attention to his annual gaffs which seem to make Nat'l news.

As my handle says I'm a FIN4LIFE so NO jumping off any ships by this fan but the culture of the Org. as a whole needs cleaning! That starts at the top with better F.O. leadership but it includes more innovative Coaching than the one we've been force fed from Philbin's handpicked staff!

FACTS ARE FACTS AND I'M FED UP!

Posted by: Fred S. | November 12, 2013 at 12:27 AM

I THINK CARL PETERSON IS TO BLAME FOR THIS MESS HE IS GIVING ROSS TERRIBLE ADICE ON HOW TO RU THIS TEAM LIKE KEEPING IRELAND ALWAYS WHO HE WORKED FOR. PETERSON IS LIKE PARCELLS THE GAME HAS PAST THEM BY THERE WAYS DONT WORK ANYMORE

Wallace lined up on right side all nite again. Covered by Revis with a safety deep. That is the reason the slot is open and Tannehill rightly goes there. It would be nice to move our most dangerous weapon to get some space, a different matchup, and make it more difficult to put a safety over the top. Sherman sux. U ever notice with the patriots how difficult it is to match up cause u never know who is going to where. It's not that tough Sherman . Create different looks for the defense. Duh!

not impressed!

I was blasted by some of you when I was actively rooting for the Dolphins to lose to the Bengals, it's not because ima troll, I see that ineptitude of Ireland and Philbin that many of you are now seeing.

I'm glad we loss the more losses the higher chance Ross gives Philbin and Ireland his walking players! When was the last winning season?? The fluke 2208 season. Pathetic!!!

Its walleye fishin on sundays from here on out. Can't watch this team anymore . Will checkin with you guys though.

DANIEL THOMAS PLAYS LIKE A RUNNINGBACK FROM THE 80'S SLOW STIFF NEEDS BIG HOLE TO GET SOME YARDS

WHEN SHERMAN WAS HIRED I SAID HE LOOKS LIKE DAN HENNING HE COACHES LIKE DAN HENNING TOO

I doubt we gt another prime time game next season.

I hate Irkand and Philbin so much!

All Philbin does is fool around with his knobs on the headset

Claps his hands and says "Lets Go!"

Time to bury the crypt keeper once and for all!

Running backs aren't the problem. OLINE is the WORST in the ENTIRE LEAGUE by miles. W Payton couldn't gain 5 yrds with this bs line

Great running game, Thanks Jeff. Another year of your great draft picks and we are on our way to 0-16.

THE GUY I BELIEVED CURSED THIS TEAM WAS WAYNE HUZIENGA EVERY MOVE HE MADE FLOPED DO YOU KNOW IS LAST MOVE. HE MADE AS OWNER OF FINS WAS SELLNG FINS TO ROSS THATS THE CURSE WE HAVE NOW LEFT ROSS THE DUMB CLOWN ROSS NEEDS TO SELL TEAM TO SOMEBODY ELSE TO BREAK THE WAYNE CURSE

One of the things the hurts the most about the loss was the fact we came all the way back but our lack of running cost us after the Wilson pick gave us 1st & goal at the 7!! We were forced to settle for a F.G. instead of taking an 8 point lead which was a victory for the Bucs D and took some pressure of their QB. It gave them hope! They were on the ropes regardless of what happened in the 1st half!

The lack of running comes from the interior of the line being collapsed inside forcing our RB's to the perimeters. You can't put that on the Tackles as well, yes there was alot of penetration especially off the rightside but that wasn't what KILLED the rungame, yet we picked an athletic type Tackle/Guard and he can't even get himself activated on game day on a team in desperate need.

Again on the last drive asking Tannehill to face the blitz with the Bucs sure we couldn't even fake play action with 3:00 minutes to go the sacks were up the gut again collapsing the interior line. To say this issue is strictly about the Tackles is to delude yourself! The interior OL is the absolute worst I've seen in team history! If you watched their play at all you know that Gardner and Pouncey should sit in the bathroom on the plane ride home and Jerry should be asked to find his own way home because I watch and pay attention and tonight's troubles were on them, ironically the best play came from the old and fat McKinnie!

Ireland's Republican Army vs. Fred S. Good one. LMFAO!!!!!

Hey, Fred S., you do realize good find Rishard Matthews was found by Ireland in the 7th rd., but the A-hole cut him in preseason. Only reason he is back on the team is due to Gibson's injury. So, even when he has found talent, he doesn't realize it and cuts him! Anyone, anyone on this blog that has confidence in Ireland and this coaching staff is fu.king bananas!!!! This crew WILL NOT EVER get us back to prominence! EVER!!!!

WHEN WE DONT HAVE PRIMETIME GAMES WE SEEM TO HAVE A GOOD YEAR WHEN WE GET PRIME TIME GAMES AAIN WE START FALLING APART AND LOOK TERRIBLE ON PRIMETIME

How different would the Fins be if Ireland just paid Long and Bush what they wanted?

2 yards rushing? com'on.

John it's sad day when fans root for losses... Now I'd never be one to root for losses for draft picks or whatever. But at this point I don't see any other way to get Ross's attention to FIRE the ENTIRE Front office APONTE PHILBIN & co IRELAND need to be fired immediately. ASAP.

I'll take a brain dead goldfish over any of those fools

WE SHOULD HAVE KEPT BUSH ONE MORE YEAR AT LEAST JAKE LONG IS DONE HE LOOKS LIKE A JOURNEYMEN RIGHT TACKLE PLAYING LEFT TAKCLE HIS BUILT LOOKS SO DIFFERENT THEN HE LOOKD AS A ROOKIE HIS BODY LOOKS BROKEN DOWN BECAUSE OF HIS INJURIES AND HE IS ONLY 27

Management and coaching of this team...DISGUSTING!

Love how clutch our o line is giving up 2 sacks back to back on the last drive. This is absolutely disgusting....

Fins have been trying to have a top o-line since Parcells was here with no luck.

What ever made them think that Martin was ready to take over for Long (even though Long had injury issues the past two years)?

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