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An uneasy feeling -- [Newsy update here]

This morning I filed the post the follows below. But I have an update.

I have confirmed that former Kansas City president and general manager Carl Peterson was at the Dolphins game Sunday. The fact, first reported by profootballtalk.com, makes me wonder what is really going to happen with these Dolphins in the coming days.

Peterson, I am told, was not only cozying up to incoming owner Stephen Ross during the playoff game against Baltimore, he was on the Miami sideline with Ross prior to the game. And get this: He was wearing a Dolphins pin on his lapel.

And he was overheard talking about the Dolphins as, "We." and "We're." So it sounds like Peterson believes he's going to soon be part of the Dolphins organization in some capacity. Ross and Peterson go back 25 years. Peterson was the general manager of the USFL's Philadelphia Stars and Ross was the team's owner.

All this leads me to wonder, how can Ross bring in Peterson and keep Bill Parcells? It would have to happen only if Peterson comes in exclusively on the business side.

Anyway, here's the text of the post I put on the blog early this morning:

This morning I am feeling uneasy so I need to share with you the reason for my discomfort. No, it's not stomach related you jokers.

As you probably have read by now, Dolphins owner Wayne Huizenga said Sunday afternoon he had spoken with Football Czar Bill Parcells and Parcells told him he was staying with the Dolphins. This is my column on the issue that appeared in today's Miami Herald.

And these are the words right from Huizenga's mouth: "Bill is going to stay. He told me the day before yesterday [Friday] he was going to stay."

So case closed right?

I wasn't satisfied. So when I saw incoming owner Stephen Ross immediately after speaking with Huizenga, I decided to ask Ross about the Parcells matter.

"My gut tells me he'll stay," Ross told me. "I certainly want him. And I understand what he wants. I think he deserves all the credit. Everyone is expecting and wanting him to come back. I don't think he could find a more welcome home."

Guess what? I'm still not satisfied. And that's where my uneasy feeling comes from.

The fact is Parcells has not said anything on the matter. The fact is Ross confirmed he and Parcells have not hashed out the issue from a contract standpoint. The fact is no meeting is set between Ross and Parcells to do so.

And then there is my personal skepticism I have to deal with. You see, during my five billion years covering the Dolphins as a backup beat writer, beat writer and columnist, I've heard people say a lot of things. And then I've seen them do another.

Tim Robbie told me to my face he didn't need to sell the team for estate tax purposes. And six months later the team was sold.

I remember witnessing Jimmy Johnson em-effing colleague Jason Cole at least 12 times (There were more em-effs but I stopped counting after 12) because Cole wrote Johnson was taking it easier and slowing down prior to the 1999 season. Johnson insisted he still had the same fire in his belly he always had -- which, of course, it was proven later he didn't.

After Huizenga hired Parcells in December 2007, I asked the owner what the move meant for Cam Cameron and Randy Mueller. "Cam and Randy are secure," he answered. You know the rest of that tale.

Huizenga also told me in August of 2007 that Cameron promised him the team was going to the playoffs.

And, yes, I was there when Nick Saban uttered the phrase, "I will not be the Alabama coach."

So I've learned not to simply accept somebody's word as the Gospel truth.

In this case, I'm puzzled by the NFL Network report of Ross's flirtation with former Chiefs president Carl Peterson. Seriously, Carl Peterson?

I'm curious that Ross didn't squash the Parcells issue by saying something like, "I will do whatever I need to do to keep him." Don't get me wrong, Ross said all the right things. But he didn't exactly slam the door on the possibility Parcells might not be back.

Finally, it was interesting to me that when I asked Huizenga whether the sale of the team to Ross would absolutely go through, he said, "I assume so. We're going to go upstairs now and meet on that."

With that, Huizenga stepped into a Dolphin Stadium elevator and went upstairs ...

... except that I followed Ross and talked with him as he was headed out of the stadium and to his vehicle in the parking lot. He may have doubled back for that meeting. But it didn't look like it.

So I'll believe everything is set and done ... when everything is set and done.

   

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Name-calling is fun NYScott...ya big sissy...You guys are all morons as far as I'm concerned; arguing over pure speculation

Oh no, say it ain't so.
Peterson has always thought of himself as all important.
Mr. Parcells conducted himself in a most modest manner this season, not even attending away games, so as not to create distractions.Peterson IS one great big distraction, as he never shuts up.

NYScott, You make good points, but King Carl was heard saying We and WE"RE in reference to Dolphins questions yesterday

and was also wearing a Dolphins pin on his collar

How about Dan the Man back for a 1 day contract?

Honestly, I hate to be the negative phin fan; but does anyone else think that this season was good based soley on a very lucky schedule? I'm not sure if we beat one solid football team. We beat the Pats when Matt first came in at QB; we beat the Jets when they were down; and those are really the only winning teams we won against. We also struggled to beat some pretty bad teams. I believe it was a great start; but I'm worried about going back to .500 or maybe a little less next season. I don't care if it is King Carl or The Big Tuna.

I love Coach Tony and hope that he builds upon this, but just as our 1-15 season wasn't that bad (we lost a bunch of games by 3 pts or less) I don't think this 11-5 season was that great. I'm ecstatic we won, but not sure we will repeat that performance.

The HBO Training Camp Reality Show last season ['07] was like a Carl Peterson Show ego trip.

Marc I'm not even arguing over the speculation. I'm actually defending my opinion that IF it were to happen a certain way I would blame Tuna. How stupid is that? LOL.

T-Rock...Once again I agree...I am extremely happy and proud of what they accomplished, but, I think it was a lot of smoke and mirrors and we shot ouselves in the foot for the upcoming schedule...the Bills are the only losing team we face next year..at least we face them twice

Parcells to the Lions!!! They would in a SB in 3 yrs.

Yeah, much better Scotty (rolls eyes) LOL

If you were the owner, would you let someone like BILL PARCELLS walk away with $9 millions out of your pocket? I dont think so!!
I think everybody is just overreacting on a non sense rumor!
Now Armando, can we please start talking about the draft, or can we even review our team individually from this year?
I'd hate to see Bill leaving miami, that'd mean Sparano, Ireland, Coaches, even players...cheerleaders too? damn they're hot!

HELLO:NEXT YEAR WILL BE A REAL TEST FOR FINS .RECORD NEXT YEAR PASED ON LAST GAME 4 INTERCEPTIONS ,5-11 IF YOU LUCKY. POSTED BY ALFRADO

Carl Peterson is a loser who no other team is even considering for another job. Ross better not hire him.

AS I SAID BEFORE IN NEXT FEW DAYS TUNA WILL GET NEW CONTRACT W/SOLE CHARGE OF TEAM OR HE IS GOING PART OWNER W/LIONS OR JETS.ONE THING EVERY ONE NEED TO KNOW IS TUNA HAS ONLY 5-7 YEARS TO WORK PRO FOOTBALL AND HAS NO TIME TO PLAY AROUND. ANY TEAM+TUNA=RISE +RISE+RISE FROM FALURE AND BE SOME ONE ELITE TEAM.POSTED BY ALFRADO

Carl Peterson is a moron. It's very disturbing that he and Ross are close.

OMG...Coach said "But there are some positions you can never get enough of. I learned that this year."...I think that means he'll draft a QB with the first pick...What about Chad...If he benches Penny I'm done...Nobody passes to the flats like Penny! He's the best lofter-down-the-seam ever! I can't belive coach is going to draft a QB!

I didn't believe a lot of things you wrote in the past but somehow....I believe this one. Hopefully like Cote it works the opposite way. Pick a team and they lose.
If we lose Parcells they should hire my mom for president. First of all she is smarter than most of the football men in the KC organization. And secondly she will admit that she doesn't know squat about football but will hire people from a winning background. And she won't steal the chunky label because she like good home made soup and hot bread.
She will make you some Bill, if you stay buddy.
No soup for you if you leave.
What this does to the phins is beyond me. Why in the world would they change anything in the front office. Ross is an obvious Jets fan. Get him outta here.

Any truth to the rumor that Parcells has a clause in his contract which stipulates that if Huizenga sells the team that he can get out of his contract and be paid the full $10M?

I think this is the crux of the matter. If this is true, then he's a goner.

I'm sorry, but did you guys hear that Penny thought 3 of the FOUR picks looked GOOD...no, I swear, this I'm not making this up!

fins need badly new QB. ALFRADO

i hear things.T.O MAY BE COMING TO FINS IF PB LEAVES.POSTED BY WITCH CRAP

I LOVE TO SEE CHAD.P W/FINS FOR NEXT 6 YEARS.POSTED BY ZUPPA

PLEASE PEOPLE DO NOT USE BAD WORDS IN HERE PLEASE.POSTED BY CARMA

i just ate very good clam chowder garnished w.nice tuna.by patata 5

All I know is this if Ross takes Peterson over Parcells ,and if Parcells decides to leave cause of it. Ross is foolish of doing so.

Well, this certainly is enough to make me puke!!!! Yea, let's bring in the guy who ran the Cheifs into the ground, immediatly alienate all of us faithful Dolfans, and set the franchise back another 7 years. Happy fu..n New Year!!!

I just realized it is after 3pm; so now we have all the school kids posting.

up date......i was told next year number one thing is get back court players plus draft a QB QB.BY ME PATATA 6

http://www.profootballtalk.com/2009/01/05/ernest-wilford-blames-lack-of-opportunity-for-poor-season/

Ernest Wilford is alive!!!

I shouldn't try to predict anything anymore (after thinking the Dolphins couldn't win more that 6 games this year), but...Tuna looked genuinely p***ed off yesterday after one of the interceptions. If he was checking out, I don't think he would have been slamming his stuff on the table...but there's no way to guess what goes on inside the mind of an evil genius...

ALERT.............CLAM SHOWDER MUST HAVE GOOD QUILTY CLAMS OUT OF THE SHELL NOT THE RUBBRY STUFF . BY PATATA 6

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Flipper still screwing yourself over everyone else?

based on this information next year record.............4-12

Armando,

I thought you were smarter than this. My guess is that if you were a detective a lot of innocent people would go to jail. When did a reporter's assumption become news flashes? As a reporter for the Miami Dolphins with huge following of readers you have a duty to be careful with what you say. I would also advise that you take your job more seriously. You are simply trying to achieve more hits to your blogs on the expense of the Miami Dolphins fans.

Carl Peterson's visit could be a number of things. For one, Carl is great friends with Mr. Ross and could have been in town to rub elbows with his old friend. The pin on his lapel could have been a gesture of support for his friend's new team. I know I would wear a Dolphin pin on my lapel if my good friend was just about to purchase the Dolphins. It's called brown nosing. Secondly, Mr. Ross is a powerful man who can open many doors for Carl (who is most likley looking for work) with any other team. Jerry Jones does it all the time.

Lastly, Mr. Ross loves notariety and power. There is nothing more pleasing for him than to own one of the games most elite teams and have the games most elite mind in control of his new asset.

Man, the corpse isn't even cold yet.

i think armando just doing a great job getting assumptions to become news.i thought every one does that .it's fun for passing time.posted by patata 7

Yeah, that's the way to stop the speculation, with MORE speculation and assumptions...that last sentence was pure drivel...unless, of course, you're one of Ross' close friends, which I doubt...Idiots!

any one w/good story about any thing.

Wow...all the conjectures and paranoia based on one article. Armando, what have you created?

We'll know soon enough. Then, if all this plays out the way it is being suggested, we slam Mr. Ross with all we have. Until then...

I don't want to over react on pure speculation, but if Ross let's the Tuna walk and hires Peterson, it will go down in history as one of the poorest decisions in Dolphin's history.

Advice from Kansas City, RUN.....the best thing that could happen to any team in the fins conference would be for the fins to hire Peterson, he has done just about everything to run our treasured franchise right into the ground, could not get him out of KC fast enough-oh man do I feel sorry for Miami if they hire that douchebag-

I WONDER WHAT WILL HAPPEN W/SPARANO AND IRLEND.I WONDER..........I WONDER.........I WONDER.........I WONDER CHILD IF CHAD WILL BE GONE .I WONDER........POSTED BY ALFRADO

By the way, can you take Herm Edwards too?

Would be BAD if Parcells left...in addition to losing his expertise, he has a history of raping and pilaging the old organization when he gets to the new...
Carl Peterson? Why? Beacuse the Chiefs have been kicking soooo much ass over the past few years? Say it ain't so!!!

I heard Carl has a press conference tommorow!?!? I hear he is going to be in charge of player contracts and salaries?? I hope that's IT!! Carl wouldn't schedule a press conference for nothing!

THAT IS NOT TRUE ABOUT TUNA.I WONDER............ALFRADO

I have been on the brink of switching my support from the Dolphins to my second favorite team: Baltimore Ravens. The reason I have stayed a fan was Bill Parcells and his new coaching staff. He goes and I go!

THEN YOU SOULD GO TO THE RAVENS.I WONDER BY ALFRADO

Jesus Christ folks!

I am glad none of you clowns can judge me on who I keep as friends and choose to watch games with.

Tighten Up!

IT'S AMAZING HOW ALL IN LOVE W/SPARANO AND IRLEND .CAN NOT UNTILE FINS NEXT YEAR RECORD OF 5 OR 7 WINS AND SEE THEM CALL FOR FIRING THEM.........AND RUN THEM OUT OF TOWN....I WONDER.....POSTED BY RAVEN FAN....OR...ALFRADO

This brings the biggest smile I've had on my face in a long, long time. Miami, if you want to look the biggest schmucks in the NFL world, go ahead and bring this guy into your organization. No matter his responsibilities, you will be ridiculed. We got rid of him after 10 years of poor performance.

Good luck...

Congrats Armando

Your blog is getting MAJOR RUN right now on Sports Radio 810 here in Kansas City right now.

Go Carl!!!!!

John what are they saying in Kansas City about this?

Somewhere, Belichick must be smiling.

Peterson chased of Jared Allen (great move) John Tait (great move) I used to live in Miami, the fish are my second team, and I am telling you, letting Carl run anything other than valet cars is a mistake-

belichick never smile.....no more brady .........no more wining for new england.tom brady was the key no body else

Peterson isn't even in Parcells league. Tell Peterson to come back after a Super Bowl ring.

Armando,
What is different in this updated blog that you didn't mention in your previously updated blog about this same subject? Enlighten me because I'm clueless.

I hope Bill Parcells will stick around and at least attempt to build what he has started; Ross should be impressed by that. The thought of Carl Peterson taking over is making me very ill. Blech!

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