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“"With any type of these decisions, it was not an easy one," Philbin said. "It was not reactive nor was it based on one single incident." Philbin said the Dolphins simply decided the fit was wrong for both the team and Johnson. "Again, it was more a body of evidence from June 11 forward. When he came in on June 11, we sat down and we talked and I was very clear as to the expectations of the program. It just didn't work out," he 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." Dolphins linebacker Karlos Dansby voiced his displeasure at Johnson's release in an interview with a South Florida radio station Monday. "I hate that we didn't stand behind him," Dansby told WMEN-AM on Monday. "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 said that by releasing Johnson, the Dolphins created a bigger distraction than what would have occurred if the receiver was still a member of the team. "It's going to be an even bigger distraction right now, I think, because of the simple fact we let him go," Dansby told the radio station. "I think if we were going to be with the guy, if he was going to be our guy, we have to stand behind him -- even though the situation came about. He didn't get that third strike." Philbin, asked about Dansby's comments, said he believes the linebacker should have kept his concerns "in-house." "I believe this: let's be honest, you have a boss, I have a boss," he said. "I don't always agree with what the boss says every time. I'm of the opinion that you should keep things in-house in that regard."
It wasn't about one specific thing; it just wasn't going to work.” -- Dolphins coach Joe Philbin
The show, featuring the recently married couple, was scheduled to premiere on Sept. 3.Information from ESPN.com's Darren Rovell and The Associated Press was used in this report.