Sunday, January 15, 2012
On Joe Philbin, the Dolphins and Raiders
By Kevin Seifert
GREEN BAY, Wis. -- The Green Bay Packers have confirmed that offensive coordinator Joe Philbin has rejoined the team and returned to his coaching duties Sunday, a week after his son Michael drowned in nearby Oshkosh, Wis. So I guess it's now appropriate to begin discussing the delicate position this tragedy has left a pair of NFL teams.
Last weekend, Philbin interviewed for the Miami Dolphins' head-coaching job. The position remains open, and Philbin remains high on the Dolphins' list, reports ESPN's Chris Mortensen. According to Mortensen, the Dolphins are maintaining contact with Philbin's agent to gauge whether he is prepared to consider outside opportunities.
Philbin could also garner interest from new Oakland Raiders general manager Reggie McKenzie, a longtime Packers executive. Whether Philbin would pursue either job is a complete unknown at the moment. We'll keep you updated.