Richie Incognito is in an immensely difficult situation, especially with the latest developments.
Incognito, who has been the talk of the NFL in recent days, received permission from the Miami Dolphins to strengthen Jonathan Martin, according Sun Sentinel’s Omar Kelly.
The problem throughout these events is the profanity in which Incognito used. It’s one thing to try to toughen up a teammate to gain confidence and mental toughness, it’s another to say harmful words to affect a person.
Aside from Incognito’s outrageous actions, who is to blame? Do we — as the media — blame head coach Joe Philbin for giving Incognito the right to toughen Martin up with the history he has had in the past? Or do you blame the six-player council for not stepping up to the plate and telling Incognito to drop it down a notch?
There will be an answer to this curiosity and it may not be a good one for the Dolphins organization. Miami did the correct move to suspend Incognito due to his complete and utterly nonsense, but is he the only one that should be penalized? If the players knew about the voicemail and several text messages, they could all face a detrimental conflict in the forthcoming.
As far as Philbin goes, considering his presence in the past — with Chad Ochocinco — his toleration for that type of action is extremely low. I believe if he knew about the voicemail, before it was reported, he would have took action to protect his team and position. The only fault from Philbin’s perspective is giving Incognito permission to toughen up a teammate considering his past.