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Sparano's job to hinge on Sunday's outcome?

Posted on: October 19, 2011 11:06 am
Edited on: October 19, 2011 5:06 pm
Posted by Will Brinson

Not breaking news: Tony Sparano is on the hot seat. We knew that way back when owner Stephen Ross spent the offseason chasing Jim Harbaugh and we certainly know that now that Sparano's 0-5 and coaching a Dolphins team that looks like they've already given up on the season.

But how long will Sparano last? Well, according to Barry Jackson of the Miami Herald, Sparano's future likely hinges on whether or not he can defeat the Broncos this Sunday.

Jackson cites a "close associate of Ross" who says the owner is "very frustrated" and that if Sparano loses to the Broncos, he'll take another look at whether or not to fire the Miami coach.

This makes lots of sense -- the Dolphins are now winless, they've been embarrassed twice on prime time (two sloppy Monday night games) and this Sunday, things are going to be weird in Sun Life Stadium.

That's because the 2008 Florida Gators championship team will be honored at halftime of the game. The key member of that championship team, one Tim Tebow, will be starting for the Broncos on Sunday.

Sun Life will be slammed with Tebow fans -- many of them wearing Broncos jerseys -- and if the Dolphins provide another sloppy showing during a home game that'll have a road crowd, then Sparano could find himself at 0-6 and at the helm of the most underachieving team in the NFL.

Or not at the helm, depending on how poor they look.

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Since: Dec 2, 2010
Posted on: October 20, 2011 7:55 am

Sparano's job to hinge on Sunday's outcome?

Please keep him!  We need to go 0-16 to get Luck.  Right now the Finns are a half game behind Indy and tied with St. Louis.  If we fire Tony S the team might actually start trying.  Heck, the defense might even get in shape... ah who am I kidding, those fat, winded pigs will not get in shape unless they see their paychecks threatened.  Which leads me back to why we need Tony "I clap my hands every time the offense goes 3 and out and runs off the field" Sparano, we're pretty much assured to go 0-16 with him at the helm. 

Since: Aug 10, 2008
Posted on: October 20, 2011 7:10 am

Sparano's job to hinge on Sunday's outcome?

I don't know is Sparano is a good coach or not, but Miami is not exactly flush with talent.

Since: Sep 7, 2011
Posted on: October 20, 2011 1:02 am

Sparano's job to hinge on Sunday's outcome?

Not many people go to dolphins games anyway , they sell out 2 times a year once when the patriots come to town and also when the jets come to town , other than that you can walk up to sun life stadium and buy good seats the day of the games

Since: Sep 27, 2008
Posted on: October 19, 2011 8:13 pm

Sparano's job to hinge on Sunday's outcome?

Fire Sporano and put Dabol in there.  See what he can do.  I actually think he has mad potential as a Head Coach

Since: Sep 21, 2010
Posted on: October 19, 2011 7:49 pm

Sparano's job to hinge on Sunday's outcome?

Sparano's a loser, but the reality is that Stephen Ross is an even bigger loser.  Hence the reason this team is in total disarray.

When you own a sports team you don't go out and make public your intentions to interview a head coach while your present coach is still on your payroll. And you definitely don't endorse said coach after an 0-4 record heading into your bye week, only to turn around and now announce you will decide his fate 2 games later...regardless of the outcome.

This team's ownership and management stinks worse than a dead rat laying in a sewer. Perhaps after Sparano's firing the fans can fire the owner. Best way to do that would be to NOT show up to the following game. 

Since: May 4, 2010
Posted on: October 19, 2011 7:10 pm

Sparano's job to hinge on Sunday's outcome?

Before these individuals write articles perhaps they should perform their due diligence. Sporano has been a lame duck coach since the end of last year when the owner did everything he could do to get Harbaugh to coach the dolphins. After that attempt failed he goes on to give Sporano a two year contract....for what? Sporano knows he's done at some point. Furthermore the dolphins would like nothing better to tank the rest of the season and get the chance to draft Andrew Luck. if that is the case then there will be a line of coaches scratching at the door to get the job. Let's remember this is a great job to get with the right players and Andrew Luck who appears to me a can't miss player. So CBS please have your writers do their homework first before wasting the readers time to be informed that Sporano's job status is in jeopardy.......

Since: Jan 3, 2007
Posted on: October 19, 2011 7:04 pm

Sparano's job to hinge on Sunday's outcome?

The only thing I'm an idiot for is rooting for this team in the past 12 years, and spending thousands over that time on tickets, memrabilia, hats and jerseys, and Sunday Ticket year after year.  Your right, I am an idiot.  C'mon Roth you old goat, make millions of us into believers and not idiots.  Get rid of half of this lackluster team and bring in good solid talent evaluators.

Since: Aug 19, 2010
Posted on: October 19, 2011 6:18 pm

Sparano's job to hinge on Sunday's outcome?

Neither Cowher or Gruden want to work for's going to be very difficult to get a decent coach with experience that will work for a guy like him.

Since: Aug 19, 2010
Posted on: October 19, 2011 6:13 pm

Sparano's job to hinge on Sunday's outcome?

You, my friend, are an idiot.

Since: Jan 3, 2007
Posted on: October 19, 2011 5:45 pm

Sparano's job to hinge on Sunday's outcome?

Just fire this clown already.  Ross(although we all know is not competent enough) should fire Sparano after the game no matter what and also get rid of at least 10 starters on the roster now.  Columbo is nothing except a body, Marshall is waaaay over rated, Nolan Caroll, Paul Solai, Sean Smith, Anthony Fasano, Matt Moore, Chad Henne, Chris Clemmons, Kevin Burnett, Vernon Carey, Merling and Langford should all get traded in the off season for whatever low round picks they can sucker a team into paying. Start the backups and evaluate their worth now and bring in Luck and a GOOD coach.  Pay Cowher whatever he wants and above anything else, FIRE IRELAND, DABOLL, SPARANO, AND EVERY SCOUT AND ASSISTENT COACH.  If Ross could fire himself, I would be all for that too.

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