Jared Odrick yells at Joe Philbin during Dolphins’ loss to Ravens
Miami appears to be coming apart at the seams.
If the wheels aren’t all the way off in Miami, they aren’t on by much. The Dolphins blew an early lead against the Baltimore Ravens to put themselves behind the eight ball in the playoff race and had it underscored by defensive tackle Jared Odrick’s outburst against head coach Joe Philbin.
As the Dolphins watched the final minutes of their 28-13 loss tick away, cameras caught Odrick shouting at Philbin on the sideline. A source who witnessed the incident told the Palm Beach Post that Odrick was initially upset about being pulled out of the game by defensive line coach Kacy Rodgers, and lashed out at Philbin when the head coach tried to calm him down.
“It was an emotional game,” Philbin said afterwards. “We had a discussion. It gets fiery out there.”
Odrick also tried to play the incident down.
“Sometimes it’s a player and a coach or anyone that’s involved in an organization that plays football,” he said. “It’s tough to find that gauge of what’s too much emotion and what’s not enough. You never want to border that line of not enough. I think one thing that I bring to the game of football is emotion and I try to do it in the most positive way possible.
“It may have looked like I was yelling negative things and that there was a disagreement, but every game there’s a disagreement. Emotions are running high and I hate to say that any of that was a detriment to our team. I probably should have calmed down a little earlier than that, but it’s tough when you want to win a football game.”
No matter the details, it’s not a good look for a team that appears to be unravelling down the stretch.
Here’s a clip of the dispute: