Philbin admits mistakes in Sunday's loss

Coach answers critics


DAVIE, Fla. – Dolphins head coach Joe Philbin admitted to mistakes in Sunday's loss to the Green Bay Packers.

Philbin has widely been criticized for calling two timeouts during Green Bay's final touchdown drive.

On Monday, Philbin said, "It certainly didn't turn out to be the right decision, but it's something I've done in the past and obviously will continue to think about doing in the future.  I'm most concerned about our team and what our team does, if our team knows the call and may we can communicate one or two little things that could help them do their job.  I think it's well worth it.  That was the rationale behind it.  I don't want to sit here and say that was a great decision by Joe Philbin.  I'm not sitting here saying that, but I get paid to make decisions.  That's what I did at that time, and that's the logic behind it."

Philbin would not respond to linebacker Philip Wheeler's criticism of the play-call on the Packers game-winning touchdown.

Philbin said, "I'm not going to get into any specific comments.  I would say again, it's a team loss, coaching, playing.  I have to do better.  I said that at the initial start.  I'm the head coach.  Players' performance is a reflection of the coaching as well.  It's all tied together.  We have to do better."

The Dolphins travel to Chicago on Sunday.

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