The Miami Dolphins have confirmed Dan Campbell as their interim head coach after the firing of Joe Philbin earlier today. His first act as the new man in charge will be to change the culture of the team.
After another defeat in week four against the New York Jets, the Dolphins part ways with Philbin and announced one of their own as his short-term successor, tight ends coach Campbell.
The first thing he wants to address at the franchise is not the talent that's on the squad, but the culture instead.
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He said at his introductory press conference, according to Pro Football Talk: "“We have plenty of talent. We have the people in this building, we have the staff. There may be some things that need to be moved and shuffled, I have to sort those things out, but we have enough to win. We have to change the culture. I have to change the culture"
Many people have noted the Dolphins haven't been aggressive enough on the field of play, and Campbell agrees.
He said: “We need to become a more aggressive front. Our front four on defense, our front five on the offensive line, we need to breed a culture of competitiveness, finish, intensity.”
But those who are unable to change to the new culture of an aggressive front will surely be shown the door in the Campbell era?
If quarterback Ryan Tannehill can't adapt, he could be ushered out as soon as the end of the 2016 season, as that's when the team has the option to extend his contract through to 2018 or not. That's if Campbell is kept on.
But for the time being, the Dolphins must bounce back to try and recover a 1-3 record, and just hope for the life of them this season that a wildcard spot opens up.
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