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Colts Reportedly Interested in Joe Philbin As Offensive Line Coach

Sep 27, 2015; Miami Gardens, FL, USA; Miami Dolphins head coach Joe Philbin looks on during the second half against the Buffalo Bills at Sun Life Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Steve Mitchell-USA TODAY Sports
Sep 27, 2015; Miami Gardens, FL, USA; Miami Dolphins head coach Joe Philbin looks on during the second half against the Buffalo Bills at Sun Life Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Steve Mitchell-USA TODAY Sports /
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According to Andrew Abramson, the Indianapolis Colts have recently reached out to former Miami Dolphins head coach Joe Philbin about an offensive line coaching position:

"“The Colts have reached out to former Dolphins coach Joe Philbin about their offensive line coach vacancy, a source told the Palm Beach Post,” Abramson writes."

The Colts have been interviewing a handful of offensive line candidates including the Miami Dolphins John Benton, New York Giants Pat Flaherty, and San Francisco 49ers Chris Foerster–who was reportedly offered the job, but was just hired by the Dolphins instead.

Sep 13, 2015; Landover, MD, USA; Miami Dolphins head coach Joe Philbin look on against the Washington Redskins during the second half at FedEx Field. Mandatory Credit: Brad Mills-USA TODAY Sports
Sep 13, 2015; Landover, MD, USA; Miami Dolphins head coach Joe Philbin look on against the Washington Redskins during the second half at FedEx Field. Mandatory Credit: Brad Mills-USA TODAY Sports /

However, it’s the first time we’ve heard of the Colts linked to Philbin.

The 54 year old served as the Miami Dolphins head coach for the past 4 seasons (2012-2015), but was fired this past season after the team went 1-3 in favor of interim head coach Dan Campbell.

As the Dolphins head coach, Philbin went 24-28 (.462), failing to make the playoffs in his 4 seasons.

Prior to joining the Dolphins, Philbin served as the Green Bay Packers offensive coordinator (2007-11), Green Bay Packers offensive line coach (2006), Green Bay Packers tight ends/assistant offensive line (2004-05), and Green Bay Packers assistant offensive line (2003).

Philbin has 31 years of coaching experience.

While Philbin didn’t work out as a head coach, he does have a wide array of coaching experience–particularly on the offensive side of the football. His Packers offenses from 2007-2011 ranked in the Top 10 in total yards and points per game respectively–most notably leading the team to a Super Bowl XLV Championship.

Having been an offensive line coach before, he seems like he could be a good coaching resource for the team and perhaps even help to improve the team’s offensive line play–which needs a lot of work.