Philbin figures he's plenty ready to lead Fins

Philbin figures he's plenty ready to lead Fins

Published Jan. 21, 2012 4:53 p.m. ET

DAVIE, Fla. (AP) -- Joe Philbin did a little math and determined he has been in the coaching profession for 10,061 days. He figures that gives him sufficient experience to lead the Miami Dolphins.

The former Green Bay Packers offensive coordinator was introduced as Miami's coach at a news conference Saturday. He says he has learned a lot in 28 years as an assistant and is optimistic he can succeed as a first-time head coach.

Philbin said his goal is to return the Dolphins to the top of the NFL, and he noted they haven't been there since 1973, the year of their most recent Super Bowl championship season.

Philbin had been with Green Bay since 2003, working as offensive coordinator since 2007 for one of the NFL's most prolific offenses.