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Fins fire Bonamego after special teams debacle

Posted on: October 5, 2010 12:02 pm
 
Posted by Will Brinson

On Monday night, the Patriots eviscerated the Dolphins on special teams, piling up over half their points as either a direct or indirect result of Miami's special teams inability to execute at a level even remotely resembling competent.

On Tuesday, Tony Sparano told John Bonamego, the 'Fins special teams coach, to clean out his office. This isn't surprising to anyone who watched the game; when a unit underperforms as poorly as Miami's special teams did in essentially costing the Dolphins any shot at victory in a critical home game against a division rival, someone's head is going to roll.

Darren Rizzi, assistant special teams coach, will be tasked with helping the Dolphins not be as embarrassing in the future, as he's been promoted to Bonamego's spot.

Sparano apparently feels that Rizzi, who joined the team in 2009 (and therefore isn't as responsible for Miami's shoddy special teams over the past couple of years, theoretically?) can help fix a unit that "ain't all broke."

He'll need to do so quickly if Miami wants to contend in a tough, tough AFC East, but apparently he may receive help in the form of more starters playing on his unit. Oh, yeah, and he has the added bonus of really low expectations.

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Since: Dec 2, 2011
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Since: Aug 9, 2010
Posted on: October 5, 2010 2:46 pm
 

Fins fire Bonamego after special teams debacle

Yeaaa... after what happened last night, someone was gonna get hit by that train. Unfortunately for him, he gets the shaft.



Since: Jan 2, 2007
Posted on: October 5, 2010 1:17 pm
 

Fins fire Bonamego after special teams debacle

Firing John Bonamego, the 'Fins special teams coach, was probably the right course of action. However, Darren Rizzi, will be afforded with help in the form of more starters playing on his unit. Something with which Bonamego was not given a chance to work.



Since: Sep 30, 2008
Posted on: October 5, 2010 12:34 pm
 

Fins fire Bonamego after special teams debacle

Long overdue...been a weak unit for a long time.   Should have never gotten rid of Westoff.



Since: Jun 22, 2007
Posted on: October 5, 2010 12:33 pm
 

Fins fire Bonamego after special teams debacle

This is really unfair, but I understand why Sparano had to scapegoat someone... the truth is that the special teams players had multiple lapses in technique and focus, resulting in what we saw on Monday night.  My guess is that Bonamego was at least as disgusted, if not more disgusted, than anyone else on the Dolphin's staff at what we all witnessed.  But Sparano had to hold someone accountable, lest he be the one held accountable later this week... such if life... even if it is unfair...



Since: Dec 13, 2009
Posted on: October 5, 2010 12:29 pm
 

Fins fire Bonamego after special teams debacle

but why?

Knee-jerk reaction.



Since: Aug 24, 2006
Posted on: October 5, 2010 12:22 pm
 

Fins fire Bonamego after special teams debacle

but why?


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