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Report: Parcells convinces Ross to keep Sparano

Posted on: December 29, 2010 10:31 pm
Edited on: December 30, 2010 12:44 am
Posted by Andy Benoit
T. Sparano (US Presswire)
Tony Sparano has been a surprise member of the NFL’s row of late-season hot seats the past several weeks. The Dolphins are a modestly-respectable 7-8, but owner Stephen Ross, who is intent on making a splash in the entertainment world of South Beach, is not pleased with the team’s 1-7 record at home.

Sparano was brought to Miami as a Bill Parcells guy. Now, according to Michael Lombardi of NFL Network, he’ll remain in Miami because of the Big Tuna. Lombardi says Parcells, who stepped down from his post as the Dolphins’ football czar prior to the season, has convinced Ross to stick with Sparano.

Sparano was Parcells’ offensive line coach in Dallas. He led a 1-15 Dolphins team to an 11-5 record and AFC East division title in his ’08 debut season as the head coach.

Just because Sparano is staying doesn't necessarily mean the Dolphins won't be bringing in someone with head coaching experience. Lombardi also said, according to the Miami Herald, that the offensive coordinator vacancy (remember, Dan Henning is set to retire) could be filled by either Josh McDaniels or, if he’s available, Gary Kubiak.

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Since: Nov 18, 2010
Posted on: December 30, 2010 12:33 pm

Report: Parcells convinces Ross to keep Sparano

I'm not a Dolphin fan so don't tear me to shreads if I don't know the whole Miami situation.  It seems to me that QB is your worst problem from what I got to see this year. Two solid RB's and a middle of the road QB screams run the ball and throw in some play action passing. I agree that Sparano will not set the NFL on fire with his coaching, but you have done better than most teams who have hired awful coaches (Dallas, Denver, Cleveland,etc., etc.). At least your coach did not destroy the franchise, aka Denver & Dallas.  I would say get an offensive coordinator to make the system fit the players, and call more timely passing.  If your home and road win/loss records would have been flipped this years there would not be as much "hang'em high" chatter.  Then Miami can look for the best possible coach they can get over the nexxt year or two.
By the way I am a Bears fan and will trade you Lovie Smith for a lunch meat sandwich and chips if you want him.  We (Bears) will just let random fans stand on the sideline with a blank look on their face, and tell the def. to stay in a base tampa 2 formation all game, head coaching problem solved.

Since: Dec 3, 2007
Posted on: December 30, 2010 12:22 pm

Report: Parcells convinces Ross to keep Sparano

My bad I thought he had mentioned Henning playing horrible so I thought he was talking QB. Two similar names. Wasn't criticizing just noting to get names correct.

If I was going to criticize I would have said - Josh Mcdaniels? That guy couldn't coordinate a birthday party.

Maybe he could coordinate a guy to film it though.

Since: Oct 30, 2008
Posted on: December 30, 2010 11:55 am

Report: Parcells convinces Ross to keep Sparano

Dude he's talking about our Offensive Coordinator, Dan HENNING.  Notice the context cues like talking about a new O coordinator.  Get a clue if you're going to criticize someone.

Since: Dec 3, 2007
Posted on: December 30, 2010 11:37 am

Report: Parcells convinces Ross to keep Sparano

"I think this could b a good move if they actually do hire McDaniels or Kubiak as the O-coordinator.  Henning has just been horrible this year."

Hey Finzfan74. One word of advice for you...If you're going to respond on a message board about your alleged team I would certainly learn the starting QB's last name first. For God's sake man you have a Dolphins logo as your avatar and you're calling Chad Henne "Henning". Makes it kind of hard to believe you have watched many Dolphins games or followed the team in any capacity. Which in turn calls into question your analysis of the coaching position since you also somehow don't know the spelling of the coaches name even though it's in the headline of the article.

And the best part is the next poster with equal or less knowledge of the Dolphins also calls the QB Henning. C'mon Man!

Since: Dec 3, 2007
Posted on: December 30, 2010 11:27 am

Report: Parcells convinces Ross to keep Sparano

Seriously Parcells? You're putting your reputation on the line for a guy who decided to let the first half of the season rest on the shoulders of Chad Henne??? WHEN YOU HAVE RONNIE BROWN AND RICKY WILLIAMS IN THE BACKFIELD??????????? Sparano is a moron. A peewee football coach would no better than to let an inexperienced bad decision making QB take the lead role in an offense that has thrived off the running game the last couple years. Sparano should have been fired mid-season LET ALONE kept on for next year. The guy had his team on the goal line multiple times this season and was calling pass play after pass play while Henne either threw an int or incomplete and they left with a FG instead of a TD.

I bet Dan Carpenter loves this decision. He'll be going to the Hall of Fame on Sparano's horrible red zone coaching...

Since: Aug 29, 2006
Posted on: December 30, 2010 11:22 am

Report: Parcells convinces Ross to keep Sparano

Yes he should.....He lost to the Bills, Cleveland and Detroit and barely beat Cinncinati. 1-7 and home???? Way to conservative.

Since: Dec 26, 2008
Posted on: December 30, 2010 10:40 am

Report: Parcells convinces Ross to keep Sparano

you lost to the lions at home.......

Since: Mar 20, 2009
Posted on: December 30, 2010 10:37 am

Wait a bit

let joshy mcFranchisekiller hit puberty before hiring to any job in the NFL please.

Since: Sep 8, 2006
Posted on: December 30, 2010 10:33 am

Report: Parcells convinces Ross to keep Sparano

I don't mind Sparano, but if we could get a more proven coach, we should jump on it. Getting rid of Henning is the #1 move. Next is to get a QB. Henne was horrible this year. He took many steps back. Also, let's not forget our schedule this year, it was pretty brutal. A .500 record is pretty respectable considering who we played.

Since: Sep 30, 2009
Posted on: December 30, 2010 10:31 am

Report: Parcells convinces Ross to keep Sparano

Parcell did not bail on the Dolphins, it was the plan all along for him to be there 3 years and relinquish the duties to Jeff Ireland. He had a clause that actually kept him longer in a consulting role than was originally intended. The QB, is fine, said for being a little green....Breese was not as effective his 1st true year as he is now, give him time....the running backs are fine, keep upgrading the line, and josh Mcdanels either...he has proved nothing....

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