I’ll be honest, I don’t know that much about Joe Philbin, the head coach of the Miami Dolphins. Ian Eagle does, and he has a comparison that sports fans in Florida might find interesting (via Sun-Sentinel.com)…
The Dolphins have clearly exceeded expectations through six games. Joe Philbin is like the Joe Maddon of football, a highly principled man and an excellent teacher.
On the surface I want to be skeptical of this comment. Much like how every low-payroll team in baseball that suddenly wins a few games is “The Next Tampa Bay Rays,” are we now to the point where we are looking for “The Next Joe Maddon,” even in other sports?
On the one hand it is the ultimate compliment in the copycat world of sports. But let’s face it, the Rays and Maddon are so unique that I can’t imagine we are going to see another of either anytime soon.