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Did Miami make the right move? | NFL Fan Poll

Did Miami make the right move?

Updated: August 13, 2012
Source: CBC Sports

Source: CBC Sports

Just last week, news reports came out that head coach Joe Philbin of the Dolphins had a sit down talk when Chad Johnson in relation to his personal life and how he would be in jeopardy with the team if he didn’t act responsibly.  That didn’t last long – as over the weekend, Chad Johnson was arrested and released from jail in a domestic battery case.  In addition to the many details coming out about the case, reports surfaced that Johnson was released from the team Sunday night.

Philbin, in a news conference on Monday, commented that releasing Johnson was mostly about how he fit with the team.  According to ESPN, he stated in an interview at the news conference, “[Again] it was more a body of evidence from June 11th forward. When he came in on June 11th, we sat down and we talked and I was very clear as to the expectations of the program. It just didn’t work out,” Philbin said. “It’s more about the fit; in my gut I didn’t think the fit was going to be beneficial to either party moving forward, whether in the short-term or the long-term. That’s really what it was all about. It wasn’t about one specific thing; it just wasn’t going to work.”

Not everyone is happy about the release.  Linebacker Karlos Dansby told a radio station on Monday, “I hate that we didn’t stand behind him. I know the guys in the locker room would. But the organization felt a totally different way about the situation, and they probably had more information than we know. And they had to do what they had to do.”

Dansby feels that letting Johnson go is going to end up being more of a distraction to the team than if they just let him stay.  The situation seems to be causing the media to focus much of its attention on Johnson and the Dolphins – but was Philbin smart to let him go?  Did Johnson get as many chances to prove himself, as maybe another player would have?  Do you agree with Dansby about not having Johnson on the team is more distracting than keeping him on the roster?  Let’s hear your thoughts on this news situation!

(via ESPN)

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