Miami Dolphins fan base suffering from scandals

11/13/13 in NFL   |   Mia781   |   953 respect

FanIQ | Sports Rumors, Gossip, Blogs, News & Discussion ForumsThe Miami Dolphins has been plagued by bad games and the most recent Martin-Incognito bullying scandal did no good to the team’s reputation. Even their loyal fan base is getting tired of the ongoing problems and coming on to social media to protest. They hold the management at fault and specifically criticize the coaching staff, general manager and the team owner.
And now losing to a team against which a victory is guaranteed is something which is the breaking point. The winless 0-8 Tampa Bay Buccaneers managed to get their first win against the Dolphins.
The Dolphins will have to do something fast because they failed to give something good out of their recent game. The frustrated fans are asking the ownership to change and the coaching staff be gone with it.
Coach Joe Philbin, who is in his second year with the Dolphins said that he was happy the fans were at least responding to them, meaning they still were loyal to the team.
"I'm happy fans are passionate. We have a loyal fan base,” Philbin said. “We all want the same thing. We want to have a team that is consistently competing for championships and represents the organization the right way on and off the field."
Stephen Ross, the owner of Dolphins franchise  stated in a conference that a committee was being formed which would investigate the Dolphins locker room atmosphere even though the players are saying that it does not need any improvements.
"I think it was more a situation between a couple of guys," said linebacker Philip Wheeler. "I don't think it was a locker room situation."
Defensive lineman Jared Odrick has the same opinion.
"I've had a great time in this locker room so far and I think most people see it the same,” he said.
Quarterback Ryan Tannehill said that the bullying incident was something that had helped the team come closer and share feelings, which would help improve communication and improvement.
"I feel like we've really come together over this adversity. This could've gone two ways: Guys could split up and take sides by dividing the locker room, or we could come together,” he said.
"Life is full of adversity. Not everyone deals with a situation like this, but you have to be able to face it,” he continued. “The old adage: As many times a horse knocks you off, you get back on. That's the mentality I have, and that's the mentality I think this team has, and we've just got to keep going."
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