Joe Philbin has been an NFC guy his entire professional coaching career.
At least until now.
Philbin, who was hired as the Miami Dolphins' offense coordinator following the 2011 regular season, spent the last nine years with the Green Bay Packers. Sunday, Philbin will get a taste of his first AFC East rival bout.
Is he feeling it yet? "Starting to," Philbin told the New York media via conference call.
"Again I’m new to the AFC, new to the AFC East, but walking into the team meeting this morning, some of the guys were a little more lively than maybe they would be on a typical Wednesday morning, knowing that it’s a division rival, it’s a home game, it’s a September game, and it’s the New York Jets, an excellent football team.
"So hopefully our guys will be excited and ready to go."