He gets the benefit of the doubt from me, I've seen enough good decisions to trust his judgement at this point. I can't say if it was a good or bad decision to run the clock but its easy to play devils advocate. If anything, Philbin has taken much more criticism for being too aggressive than for being too passive. He's not too anything. Occasionally he's takes the passive decision but generally he takes the aggressive decision. People need to realize that most decisions are gray and its impossible to know whats right or wrong. Belichick still doesn't get any benefit of the doubt from a lot of fans, its absolutely ridiculous. He makes one coin flip decision that doesn't go his way and the fans go off on him. Like the decision to go for it on the fourth down vs the Colts. At the end of the day that was a coin flip for the game. In fact, mathematicians worked out that he made the mathematically correct decision, even if it was just a 52/48 deal. The bottom line though is if Tannehill doesn't start playing better and his passer rating remains at 80 or below on the season we're not winning more than 8 games, so it may all be moot. The Dolphins are 12-1 when the QB plays well. If Tannehill and Wilson traded places our team would be the one with the 22-10 record and Seahawk fans would be the ones saying "tell me what Pete Carroll does well?" I would bet dollars to nickels on that.