Martin made a much bigger deal out of the immature locker room we had and went too far dragging our dirty laundry out in public to make us look bad.
I do not believe this was Martin's intent. I believe he didn't know how to handle the situation given:
1. his privileged upbringing
2. his Ivy League education, third generation
3. his problems with depression or whatever he had been going through, he himself admitted he felt like a whimp
I believe Martin didn't know how to handle the lockeroom and the situation and others hijacked the situation to protect his signing bonus (i.e. his agent).
Most of us would have handled this situation differently, but we didn't come from the same environment as Martin. It's easy to opine on what he did, but we were not in his shoes and have no idea how he felt.
Philbin is the incompetant idiot who couldnt get his locker room under control. I just don't see Philbin as head coach (commander) material. The ship is out of control.
I agree, but for other reasons.
So to sum up my point of view for you, I do not think that Martin or Philbin are NFL material. Both are in over their heads.
Martin was clearly not ready for the NFL lockeroom, as I mentioned before, given his upbringing and schooling.
But Martin wasn't the only "victim" here. When I read what happened to the Japanese assistant trainer, it is clear to me that this really was as big a deal as it has been made out to be.
People are focusing on Martin, but this goes beyond Martin.