Winner Under Construction
Sure, Philbin is much more pleasant to listen to as he fields questions with well spoken grace, earnestness and logic compared Sporano. His hiring choices for a coaching staff also make loads of sense to me, and they seems to complement each other in the way they think, really want to develop players and basic professionalism. As to how the players will respond to all of this, I just don't know yet. So far, all I've heard in interviews is that the players are certainly wanting to give the new programs and philosophies their best shot. But its training camp, and everyone is on the bubble to one degree or another. So, its hard to say how much that influences what's been said by players. Getting Hard Knocks to take an inside look at things seems a great opportunity for us to get some measurement of the players' view of Philbin and Co. , if by no other means than their emotional reaction to events on film. Bottom line is - we'll have to see.
The superior man blames himself. The inferior man blames others.
- Don Shula