Before the Well's report came out there were a couple of things that were already clear about the Miami Dolphins organization. One of those things was that Richie Incognito and Jonathan Martin were done in Miami and the other was that somebody was going to have to take the fall. Depending on what was documented in the Well's report someone in the organization was going to have to take the heat and be sent packing.
In the wake of the report we have learned that Offensive Line Coach Jim Turner and Team Trainer Kevin O'Neil are those guys.
Scandal aside, Tuner should have been fired following this past season. I understand that he lost 40 percent of his offensive line but even when the whole line was there, they were still playing poorly. When the team was 3-0 the line was still playing poorly. It's a miracle that behind that offensive line Ryan Tannehill didn't suffer any serious injuries. The Well's report painted Turner and O'Neil in a negative light. Various parts of the report stated that they either knew of what was happening or had witnessed some of what had happened. The one thing made crystal clear in the report was that neither of them choose to do anything to help that matter.
The most interesting thing to come out of the report was how Well's felt about Head Coach Joe Philbin. The report commended Philbin for having good character and genuinely trying to help Martin. The report also made it clear that Philbin had no idea what was taking place in the locker room. The fact that he was oblivious has fairly brought on scrutiny and questions about whether or not he is capable of running the team.
In a recent press conference, his first since the report came out, Philbin had the following to say about the situation:
The behavior in the (Ted Wells) report was inappropriate and unacceptable. I'm going to be more vigilant, more diligent, more visible, and I'm going to have a better pulse.
Only time will tell if Philbin can rebound from this. It's clear though that the organization believes in Philbin because it was have been just as easy to make him the fall-guy for this entire ordeal. Instead, Philbin will have at least one more season to make something happen in Miami.