(INDIANAPOLIS) — Miami Dolphins head coach Joe Philbin promised on Thursday that the workplace environment will be much better in 2014.
Philbin, who is attending the scouting combine in Indianapolis, spoke for the first time since the NFL released the Ted Wells report, which said the Dolphins’ offensive linemen consistently created a hostile environment, filled with harassment.
“We’re going to look at every avenue,” Philbin said firmly. “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.”
Philbin said that he did not ever turn his back on the situation and was not aware of Jonathan Martin being bullied by Richie Incognito, Mike Pouncey and John Terry.
“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 lift, everything they do at the facility.”
The Dolphins finished 8-8 and missed the playoffs last season.
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