NFL head coach Joe Philbin fielded questions today about the Richie Incognito bullying scandal and he explained how his Miami Dolphins team will try to deal with their issues.
The comments from the Dolphins coach were the first since the report detailing bullying inside the Dolphins was released and the true nature of the problems raised it's head.
Philbin made it clear that he was unaware of many of the finer details of the Ted Wells report into the bullying scandal, and he stated that things in the Dolphins locker room will definitely change.
“Some of the facts, the behaviour, the language that was outlined in the report was inappropriate and unacceptable,” Philbin said per New York Post at the NFL Scouting Combine.
“I’m the one who is in charge of the work place. I can tell you, I can tell our fans, I can tell you sitting here, I can tell our players: We’re going to do things about it.
"We’re going to make it better. We’re going to look at every avenue. We’re going to uncover every stone and we’re going to have a better workplace. I promise you that. I’m going to make sure that happens.”
Miami have fired OL coach Jim Turner and their head trainer Kevin O'Neil today in the wake of the reports findings.
However, Philbin would not comment on the futures of John Terry and Mike Pouncey, who were also involved in the torture of Jonathan Martin.
According to Philbin, Martin will meet Dolphins owner Stephen Ross in the near future.
“I want everybody to know I am the one who is responsible for the workplace environment at the Miami Dolphins facility,” Philbin said. “I’m the one that sets the schedule. I decide when the practices are. I decide what time players eat, how they meet, when they life, everything they do at the facility.”