Back in 1969, Lawrence J. Peter co-authored the book "The Peter Principle: Why Things Always Go Wrong".
In it, he theorized that companies take a perfectly good salesman and promote him to sales manager where he may still perform well and then move him up again and again until he reaches a position that he no longer is as productive as he was in a prior position.
Hence, they are promoted to their level of incompetence.
Joe Philbin may very well have been an excellent O-Line coach.
He may have been an excellent Offensive Coordinator.
But does he lack the qualities necessary to be an effective Head Coach?
His game time management skills are not good. This is a problem as the Head Coach determines the use of time outs in the closing minutes of a half.
Case in point: his mismanagement of our last TO before halftime wasting 20 seconds which could have been used to run another play or two.
His ability to motivate is nonexistent. Maybe its just not in his DNA. The team doesn't seem to have any fire in their bellies.
His squad makes bonehead mistakes for absolutely no reason such as Hartline's Putting with the Stars and one of our coaches bumped an official early in the game, each resulting in 15 yard field position changing penalties. Plus, one of our gunners was flagged for illegal substitution for not going inside the numbers prior to coming back towards tthe sideline to line up for the punt.
These are just stupid penalties that have nothing yo do with talent or ability but actually are the product of a lack of discipline.
Philbin doesn't have the nerve to make necessary changes in players or the coaching staff when the lack of production warrants it. He may be too nice a guy. Which is fine if you're an Uncle but its not a quality I would look for in my Head Coach. We all know were nice guys finish.
Maybe he is starting to read the writing on the wall as Ryan Tannehill hasn't been confirmed to be the starting QB for this Sunday against Oakland.
I do believe that Head Coaches deserve at least 4 years to build their team and implement their system. Provided, of course, that they can manage the game, instill discipline and motivate the team.
Unfortunately, I am losing patience waiting for a light to suddenly come on. There just may not be enough power or there may not be the proper connections in place for that to happen.
Maybe, just maybe, Philbin is in over his head.
Dolfan since 12/25/1971