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Taylor backs up Williams' critcism of Sparano

Posted on: January 6, 2011 12:29 am
 

Posted by Andy Benoit

The drama is laying on pretty thick in Miami. Earlier this week, Dolphins player rep Ricky Williams (who, it’s wortT. Sparano (US Presswire)h noting, is headed for unrestricted free agency), criticized head coach Tony Sparano for being a micromanager and taking the fun out of football.

Via ESPN.com’s Tim Graham, in a radio with WQAM (the same station where Williams made his comments), Jets defensive end/outside linebacker Jason Taylor, who played for Sparano last season, essentially seconded the running back’s sentiments.

"The people want to get on players sometimes of speaking their minds and for saying things or being truthful," Taylor said. "People don't always want to hear that. But sometimes you've got to look at it and say 'Where there's smoke there's probably fire.'

"I think it's something you have to take a step back and look at and say 'Well, this isn't Ricky just being a cancer in the locker room.' ... Sometimes guys talk and you tend [to dismiss] them as just blowing a horn. But when someone like Ricky talks, I think you can understand that maybe there is something there for real."

Taylor was not trashing his former coach – he was merely speaking candidly.

"I played under Tony one year in that system and atmosphere, and it's tough," Taylor said. "What Ricky was saying is true in a lot of senses. It's a tough work environment.

"I think Tony does a good job of trying to touch every situation you may see in a game. But the micromanaging and things like that is exhausting , particularly when you're not winning."

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Taylor backs up Williams' critcism of Sparano

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Since: Sep 1, 2006
Posted on: January 6, 2011 5:22 pm
 

Taylor backs up Williams' critcism of Sparano

The Dolphins are in the process of interviewing Harbaugh while Sparano is still the head coach, tells you what the owner thinks of Sparano



Since: Dec 25, 2006
Posted on: January 6, 2011 4:33 pm
 

Taylor backs up Williams' critcism of Sparano

Also: "There are personalities out there that can't handle when someone else does it slightly differently than they have the process visualized."

How about when management carefully comes up with a step by step, systematic process for handling a specific task. Great amounts of thought are given to the steps and the order in which they are performed. Then employee decides to not follow the steps and does each step differently, in different orders each time. You know what happens? The structure disappears and steps are forgotten and skipped.

Why not do the procedure the same way every time? What is so hard about that? In fact, once you follow and memorize a procedure, isn't it actually hard to make a mistake?



Since: Dec 25, 2006
Posted on: January 6, 2011 4:27 pm
 

Taylor backs up Williams' critcism of Sparano

Big John wrote: "That is non-sense. If you find an emplyee that you don't trust to solve problems without having to tell them every step how to do it, then get another employee you trust."

Sorry Big John, but it's far from nonsense. Why do you think micro managers exist? And you said to get another employee you trust. Well, unfortunately most employees out there don't care much about anything else than picking up their paycheck and what they are doing this weekend. That is one benefit of being an employee. You don't have to take your work home with you and you get paid no matter what.

Relatively speaking, there are very few good employees out there to choose from. You just try to pick the ones that suck the least.

When you lend something out to a friend, they will never treat it like it was their own. Whenever you hire an employee, they will RARELY do their job like it's their own company. Fact of life.

Their mistakes are the employers problem. The bigger the mistake, the exponentially bigger the problem for the company.



Since: Sep 25, 2007
Posted on: January 6, 2011 2:17 pm
 

Taylor backs up Williams' critcism of Sparano

Never tell people how to do things.  Tell them what to do and they will surprise you with their ingenuity.  ~George Smith Patton

"Most people that complain about their boss being a "micro manager" are usually micro managed because they are not doing their jobs right."


That is non-sense. If you find an emplyee that you don't trust to solve problems without having to tell them every step how to do it, then get another employee you trust. There are personalities out there that can't handle when someone else does it slightly differently than they have the process visualized. These are ussually small minded bosses who cannot see the world as having more than one way to traverse it or simply have a hard time comunicating the big picture to their employees so they can find the best approach on their own to accomplish the task.



Since: Dec 13, 2007
Posted on: January 6, 2011 1:12 pm
 

Taylor backs up Williams' critcism of Sparano

It seems clear to me that Sparano has lost his team, so I am fine with replacing him.  However, not with Harbaugh as has been rumored.  He is merely "today's flavor", and I am not sure he can/will make the changes and/or improvements Miami requires. 

However ,Bill Cowher is a proven NFL head coach.  Bill Cowher has stated Miami is one of his top 3 choices of places to coach.  The other two choices retained their coach, so that leaves Miami as his sole remaining choice.  The man may be a hard -ass but he is a winner.  Maybe it is time for such a hard-ass to take control of Miami and kick some player ass and clean up the mess left by Sparano/Parcells, Wandstadt, Saban and company.

Miami has been way too soft lately (decades) and it starts at the top.  It is time to bring in a coach that knows winning the battles at the line of scrimmage and a power running game wins in the NFL, not celebrity owners.  Jimmy Buffet cannot rush the passer and Gloria Estefan cannot block.




Since: Sep 17, 2007
Posted on: January 6, 2011 12:30 pm
 

Taylor backs up Williams' critcism of Sparano

Why do people keep pointing out Ricky's pot use as a derogatory attribute? I love weed and I have a 98 reputation! So there!

I know a lot of Dolphin fans were pissed when Williams returned but since he did, he's been no less productive than Ronnie Brown and really stepped up when Brown got injured in '09, rushing for over 1100 yds and producing 13 TDs, so I don't think you can say bringing him back was a "mistake", at least from a football perspective. As far as I know, taking a parting shot at Sparano is the only moderately inflammat
ory thing he's said or done since returning to the league.




Since: Sep 21, 2009
Posted on: January 6, 2011 11:44 am
 

Taylor backs up Williams' critcism of Sparano

Im not a sparano fan, never have been. But umm Miami screwed up letting that dopehead williams back in the locker room in the first place.

Send that pos down the road.


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