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Philip Wheeler: Beating Raiders not worth celebrating

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Many in Miami took a much-needed exhale following the Dolphins' blowout win over the Oakland Raiders on Sunday.

After defensive discontent boiled into a botched, coach-inflicted quarterback controversy last week, the win helped calm the tumultuous waters.

However, at least one player in Miami's locker room doesn't believe beating the lowly Raiders is a cause to celebrate.

"I love the Raiders and no disrespect to those guys but for the last few years they've not been having great success," said linebacker Philip Wheeler, who played in Oakland in 2012, per The Palm Beach Post. "To me, I don't feel like we need to be too happy about this."

Wheeler's point is well taken. The Dolphins pummeled a terrible team that subsequently fired its coach, Dennis Allen. For Miami -- a team that had designs on winning the AFC East this season and at 2-2 sits tied for the lead in the division -- busting out the confetti for beating Oakland would be silly.

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