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Philbin doesn't hide Packers influence

Nov. 6, 2013
 
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Joe Philbin was introduced as the new head coach of the Miami Dolphins  on Saturday after spending the last nine years as an assistant coach with the Packers, including the last five as offensive coordinator. Philbin was asked about some of his biggest coaching influences, and he mentioned current Packers head coach Mike McCarthy and former coach Mike Sherman and Iowa coach Kirk Ferentz, among others.  “Mike Sherman … gave me the opportunity to coach in the National Football League.  “I worked with Coach Sherman where we won two division championships up in Green Bay. That was probably the most impactful year that I had and those were some of the men that inspired me in the coaching profession. “And obviously, my last six years with Coach (Mike) McCarthy in Green Bay have been fantastic. He’s an excellent football coach and a great human being so that’s been a great experience for me as well.” Philbin was asked if he would run the West Coast offense, similar to the Packers.     “I’ve been in the West Coast system for nine years and I’m still not exactly sure what that means,” said Philbin. “With that being said, I think it’s a mistake to just take the Green Bay Packers playbook and plop it out on the table here in South Florida. So one of the things in coaching, one of your responsibilities in coaching is to put your players in the best position to succeed. So we got to learn more about our players and learn what they do well. We got to hide what they don’t do as well, extenuated the positives. “Again, as we start to build our staff, as we evaluate the roster, as we look at their unique talents and abilities we’ll start formulating a plan. There are certain characteristics obviously of the offense that’s going to come down here, but I don’t want to say that we’re just going to take the playbook, copy it, and change Green Bay to Miami and move forward like that.”

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