Dolphins coach Joe Philbin says he knew in his gut that Chad Johnson wasn’t a good fit for Miami.
Dolphins head coach Joe Philbin has gone on the record in regards to why the team cut Chad Johnson in a presser that was televised on the NFL Network.
Philbin assumed a stance that painted a picture that the decision was based on a “body of work” that was put together “both on and off-the-field.”
Philbin stated that “it wasn’t going to work” and that “it was more about the fit and in my gut I didn’t think the fit was going to be beneficial to either party…either in the short term or the long term.”
“With any type of these decisions, it was not an easy one,” Philbin said. “It was not reactive nor was it based on one single incidence.”
He went onto to say that he doesn’t feel like his locker room will be impacted by the team’s decision even in light of the comments made today by Karlos Dansby to the Sid Rosenberg Show on WMEN-AM.
“I hate that we didn’t stand behind him,” Dansby said.
When asked by a reporter if he had a problem with what Dansby “voicing his opinion, Philbin spoke directly to his feelings.
“Let’s be honest… you have a boss… I have a boss and I don’t alaways agree with what the boss says every single time. And I am of the opinion that you should keep things in house in that regard.”
Johnson’s performance against the Buccaneers last week obviously ill-timed seeing that he dropped the only ball thrown his way.
As Miami moves on, the only thing that Chad has publicly done is change his Twitter picture.