Three Things to consider on this sports Friday:
Thing 1: Can't blame Joe Philbin for following personal experience in his decision not to name permanent captains with the Miami Dolphins this year.
However, that arrangement makes the player-endorsed idea of a leadership council that much more important in order to keep an overhauled locker room from spiraling out of control.
Philbin was non-committal when I asked him this week about the leadership council, which he himself put forth in a meeting with veterans Jake Long, Karlos Dansby and Reggie Bush after the release of Chad Johnson.
Philbin said Monday the idea is under "serious consideration."
I say go ahead and implement it now, before it's too late.
Thing 2: National speculation the Miami Marlins will re-assign baseball czar Larry Beinfest at the end of the season isn't shocking, especially given Jeffrey Loria's non-answer on the subject last week.
However, deciding between General Manager Michael Hill and scouting guru Dan Jennings for who will have the loudest voice on the baseball side is particularly tricky.
As close as that front office is, having all worked together for the past decade (at least), it would be like a parent having to declare which son he loves the most.
Thing 3: Hard to get too nostalgic about the death of former Browns and Ravens owner Art Modell at age 87.
No doubt Modell was highly influential in making the '60s NFL into the TV juggernaut it is today, but what he did in 1995, moving the beloved Browns out of Cleveland, was the height of sports-ownership evil.