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Meeting with Parcells most import to ... Ross

New Dolphins owner Stephen Ross has a meeting with Big Tuna Bill Parcells, Tuna Helper Jeff Ireland, and coach Tony Sparano scheduled for Friday. At this gathering Ross expects to ease any fears he plans significant changes from the way former owner Wayne Huizenga did business with his football people.

Ross said: "The three of us are sitting down and letting them know, 'Hey business as usual,' and any questions they might have, especially Jeff and Tony, to make them feel totally comfortable that business will continue the way it has and they're wanted and I have a lot of respect for what they've done."

The hope is Ross continues to make Parcells feel comfortable about staying with Miami beyond the 30-day opt-out period that began Tuesday. During that period, Parcells is able to opt-out while collecting the total remaining salary from his contract, which still has three years remaining and is worth between $9-$12 million.

If Parcells walks, Ross has to write him a check for the entire remaining sum and Parcells can decide to go to the race track, go to work for another team, or simply hang out with his son-in-law Scott Pioli in Kansas City if he wants to -- nothing the Dolphins can do about it.

Parcells has not made a public statement about what he intends to do one way or the other but sources have indicated he wants to stay ... assuming he feels good about Ross.

So today is important.

But thinking about this, I'm of the opinion todayis much more important for Ross than Parcells. Think about what I just wrote. It is more important for Ross, the billionaire owner, to impress and defer to Parcells than vice versa. It is more important for the boss to please his employee than vice versa.


Let's walk this through: Suppose the meeting doesn't go well. Suppose Ross, for whatever reason, gives Parcells the willies and Parcells decides he simply wants his collect his check and check out. Which one becomes the villian? Is it Bill Parcells for leaving or Ross for not moving heaven and earth to make Parcells want to stay?

Ross would be the bad guy.

The fact of the matter is no matter what Parcells does the next 30 days, he wins. If he stays but his team doesn't win big, as we all hope, he's a hero for at least trying to finish what he started. If he stays and wins big, he's a hero for doing something Don Shula, Jimmy Johnson, Nick Saban and others could not do since the 1984 season.

If Parcells leaves and the Dolphins win big, he's a hero for laying the foundation and bringing the people to Miami that ultimately delivered the big prize. If Parcells leaves and the Dolphins fail to win big, he's a hero for turning things around the one year he was here while his reputation for being the genius behind that improbable great season is heightened because the Dolphins will prove they couldn't do it without him.

In other words, the man who has spent practically his entire adult life trying to win in the NFL finds himself in a no-lose situation now.



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ross should give BP 76 million and 23 bucks and 2 parking spaces

Let him retire who cares

agree with joe.what you guys think about BP ? should he stay or should he leaves.let me know as soon as possible .

Basically same stuff we've been reading. It all comes down to Ross saying you run the budget and last minute deals a la Penny AND AND AND Parcells wants to see if Ross will pay the contract and offer a new one. It's like you Mando, if ESPN (Nat'l not local) came calling you would jump all over it while trying to stick up The Herald for more.

that's not true nyfinfan

Give Bill, Tony, and Jeff the Rasies or Bounus checks! Has anyone ever consideredt the extra revenue brought in this year, TV appearances will be up in 2009-10.

BREAKING NEWS........................

Ricky DIDN'T smoke when the thought crossed his mind,Parcells won't say "I'll be with the Dolphins until I die!" BECAUSE Ross might decide he wants to be an Al Davis and IF that happens then BP will leave and THAT would make him a liar.

You are a mere drama Queen Armando and I feel so sorry for your wife!

Continuation of my lists:


1) Pitching is 90% of Baseball. Bullcrap.
2) Ozzie Smith saved the Cardinals one run per game. Are you telling me that if you substituted Tony Fernandez for Ozzie Smith in 1985, the Cardinals team ERA would have gone up 1 full run? Stick it, Whitey!


1) Strikeouts. Would someone please explain to me the emphasis on strikeouts? (The pitching "triple crown" involves Wins, ERA and Strikeouts.) It's just an out, for crying out loud. No different than a fly out or a ground out. Granted, runners generally don't advance on strike outs as opposed to other outs, but all that is reflected in a pitcher's ERA, a statistic WAY more important than strikeouts! Give me a pitcher with 100 strikeouts and a 2.50 ERA any day over a fireballer with 250 strikeouts and a 4.00 ERA.

2) Touchdown to interception ratio. A wildly overrated statistic. Certain teams are great running the ball in for TDs in the red zone. Others have to pass. Why penalize the QB on a good rushing team? A much better statistic would be total offensive TDs to interceptions.


1) Angelina Jolie has magnificent features. If she'd just remove those tattoos and eat some protein and fatten those disgustingly thin arms and get rid of those yucky veins, why she might be the best chick ever.

2) Madonna - I THINK there's a pretty good looking woman under all that make-up. But you have man's arms.


1) I grew up with all brothers. When you were upset with each other, you'd punch each other, perhaps draw blood, and it was all over in 5 minutes (and perhaps a trip to the hospital). But women are so passive agressive. Nothing is ever direct. And boy do resentments linger.

2) Women have v_ginas. Men have p_nises.


1) Mr. Smith Goes To Washington
2) It's A Wonderful Life
3) Rear Window

1) "Dude." (too old)
2) "That's rich!" (too young)


1) Keith Olbermann. Until I make this man's "Worst Person In The World" list, it means I'm doing something wrong. If I'm not hated by this man, then I'm not a moral human being. Keith makes it seem like he invented the half-truth. But in reality, it's worse. He's just a liar. And a crazed one at that.

2) Bill Maher. Unlike Olbermann, you're genuinely funny. But boy are you arrogant. And often just wrong.

3) Bill Parcells. Yeah, I'm grateful for the turnaround in the Dolphins. But you're not SO good to justify being such an arrogant jerk.

4) Barack Obama. I believe you are a man of goodwill, generally free of venom. But for 20 years you sat in the pews of a racist, vile, deceitful, immoral preacher, and said nary a word. If a Republican had done the equivalent, his campaign would have been laughed at by the media. For this (and other reasons), I do not trust you to stand up to evil on the world stage. Please prove me wrong.

5) Tina Louise (Ginger on "Gilligan's Isle"). I watched reruns of Gilligan's Isle all through my pubescence, to great frustration, for obvious reasons. Let me tell you something, unlike the Professor, Gilligan and the Skipper, I wouldn't have put up with your teasing. I would have WRECKED you!


Can we change the subject to moving D.thomas to center and signing Peppers and Haynesworth????

yeah let's move d.thomas to qb he's bigger and has a stronger arm .also let's sign peppers.haynsworth.suggs,ashoumha,tj houzyoumamaand trade for manning to back up thomas at qb.

nathan dodsworth, some of the best writing thats been on this blog(sorry mando) you to shill recieve the covertive buck eye news hawk award and your a shoe in for the silver sow award..a little bit of trivia for the kids, do you know who the silver sow award is named after??? a hint, a certain frustrated young man that has anger issues and wants to change the dolphins uniforms...stay tuned for the answer at3:00pm

let's sign D.thomas for new 7 years contact as QB and release henne into the wild.

cuban menace please tell us tell us please tell us

I think you guys already know..

no no no tell us menace tell us menace .we can't wait

cant set henne into the wild he's already been domestcated, he wouldnt have a chance, but i think ted ginn you could release him into the wild, because he's fast and finds ways not to get hit. 2 things you need if your being let out to the wild.. , but then again i dont see many sidelines in the wild...

hey cuban will it start with a "m".

ok.. its marc..

to my pal, you see you little scamp, you knew all along...

Wow, why can't people post with their own names.... Why they keep biting me... Posting these retarded comments... Have a pair and post with your own name....

Omar is better...And I suck.

I hear ross wants to sell parcells to the japannese.. you know they pay big time yen for tuna i think about $50.00 a oz. and the tuna being what about 358 lbs that comes out to a cool 280 thousand..damn..those people have way to much money.. didnt we kick there ass in ww2??somethings wrong is going on here...

menace;is bacala has better taste or chicken.

we like to have live chat foucs only on bp .is he staying or leaving?

why do you people want to release me into the wild?

my mom is mexican and my poppie is cuban, does that make me a mexiban or a cubacan??? IAM CONFUSED..

THIS JUST IN..TED(HANDS OF STONE)Ginn will be released into the wild.try to see him now because he'll disappear quicker then he disappaired during the play offs....

hmmm, i wonder if he'll be taking his clip board holding daddy with him??????

How will he survive with out side lines??

chad.p going to the wild too ?any chance of that menace?

this is better than t.v. cuban having a conversation with himself lol i love it.

Its not just t.v. , Its c.t.v...................

in what language ?

what kind of name is Omar??? sounds fruity, is that another alias for our uniform changing friend that i wont name cause i dont want to be called a parasite,moron dumb@ss,stupid, commie,,,,will you guys get the picture.

like that certain person that will remind annoymous we are bi .. not bi sex but bi langu.

i didnt say his name, again i dont want to be stalked..

lol this is to much,i'm crying in laughter.

now you know how whats his names wife feels after a sexual encounter, with whats his name? its sad :(....

** Cant release c.p into the wild, doesnt have the tools to survive.. *see henne blog

lol ahahahahahahahahahahahah dare i say it? marc

you"ll be banned..never mention that name, he'll e mail poor mando and say we should be banned from the site because we dont think like he does. then he'll go on and on about how he would like to catch you in a dark ally(sick freak)... well you get the picture..i think he would have made a good gastapo officer in hitlers germany. and that is sad.

c.p wouldnt last the nite in the wild, they have lions,and tigers and bears oh my. in the wild ..he'd last 1 maybe 2 hours before a bear sacked him..

henne should go then to the wild .what about crwoder?

Crowder i think would thrive in the wild, Big guy like that would take to the wild like m*#@ to a gay bar. what are your thoughts??

tell us more menace please about your live chat next week

Omar writes like Shannon Sharpe talks.

this is better than bevis and butthead

Ok lets see what we got so far, ted(hands of stone)ginn and his clip board holding daddy and randy crowder to be released back to the wild, chads henne and pennington back to the dolphins and m@@c back in the closet... is that about right guys??? its getting late and my work day is almost over, did i miss anything or anyone??

will the dolphins draft alex mack? and wat about that guy from hawaii thats at the senior bowl? he looks good his name is David Veikune and hes a DE

Sorry guys gotta get home to put water in m@@c's mother's bowl, will there be any other buissness???

menace please don't go .we will be left with idiots like marc and omar

how'd you get a name like turd???

if you go marc will come on here and call you a social parasite

Bye fellas. My son-in-law just fired Herm Edwards so that I could become a head coach in Kansas City.

Got to guys, m@@c's momma's bowl is empty, but like the governor from california once said" I'LL BE BACK"

if you go marc will come on here and call you a social parasite

MJF you suck big time

I'm REALLY angry now. I might come to this blog only a dozen times a day instead of three dozen times a day. I'm out. I have to let my boyfriend wee-wee on me now.

Armando you suck.

MJF go B your self

Why ya'll picking on a brother? I'm trifecting the trifecta so they can be trifected. Dueces. Or is that deuces?

I am better ... but only when Mando is asleep.

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