The Miami Dolphins should be ashamed of themselves.
Talk about a hatchet job. It's one thing to try to throw a truckload of money at a head-coaching candidate. It's another to do it before there's a head-coaching vacancy. But that's exactly what happened in Miami, and shame on the Dolphins. If you're going to talk to Jim Harbaugh at least have the decency -- no, the common sense -- to fire the guy he's supposed to replace.
Apparently, the Dolphins missed that class. Now there are reports that there's no vacancy at all, that the Dolphins will keep Sparano. You gotta be kidding me. Is this any way to run a football team? I think you know the answer.
So the Dolphins allegedly retain Sparano after they court Harbaugh. Great. What does that tell you about Sparano and the team he works for? It tells me A) that Miami will dump Sparano the moment a more attractive candidate comes along, and B) the Dolphins have no idea how to treat people. Bill Parcells had it right when he said that, basically, there are are six NFL teams that matter -- six that get it -- and Miami just demonstrated why it's not part of that group.
I have no idea how Sparano continues to work for an organization that left him twisting in the wind, but I guess that's the allure of these 32 jobs. Guys are just glad to have them. I'd be glad, too, if it were somewhere I knew I had the owner's support. Sorry, Tony, but that place is not Miami
How not to hire a head coach
Posted on: January 7, 2011 9:32 am
Edited on: January 7, 2011 9:33 am