"It took a little while for us to get going and that's a work in progress," Philbin told SiriusXM Radio. "As you know, in football, I think things can have a tendency to change in terms of who's getting the ball.
"We want our players to want to make a difference and want to have an impact in the outcome of a ball game; they work hard and make a lot of sacrifices.
"But we want to do that within the team framework and we're going to get that chemistry down. It's week one of a long season."
Miami face the Indianapolis Colts in week two.