DAVIE, Fla. – The NFL kicked off the regular season Thursday night with the reigning Super Bowl champion New England Patriots beating the Pittsburgh Steelers. One of the big topics coming from the game was headset issues after the Steelers struggled with communication in the first half.
Pittsburgh coach Mike Tomlin made the team's complaints public by saying the Steelers consistently have headset issues at Gillette Stadium. According to Miami Dolphins head coach Joe Philbin, headset issues are not uncommon.
“It happens quite a bit,” Philbin said after Friday's practice. “It happened [to the Dolphins] in Chicago in the preseason. So I think it happens. I don’t recall ever having any problem up there [in Foxborough].”
The Dolphins play the Patriots once a year at Gillette Stadium as AFC East rivals. That means Philbin hasn’t had headset issues in New England in three meetings.
Miami’s next trip to Foxborough to play the Patriots will be a Thursday prime-time game on Oct. 29.