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Sparano: Special teams players got better Mon.

Did you read the headline? Did you throw up?

Relax. Work with me, here, please.

Coach Tony Sparano just spoke to the media today and noted that in a game where the Miami special teams imploded -- allowing a 103-yard kickoff return, a field goal block returned for a touchdown, and a blocked punt that led to a touchdown -- there were parts of the special teams play that showed improvement from previous weeks and actually looked good.

Here's exactly how he stated the case:

"The hard thing, and I'm going to answer this question as honest as I can to answer it," Sparano said. "Tell me the return that came out there other than the big one? Tell me where we didn't ... "

His voice trailed off, before he picked up with a new thought ...

"So when I'm watching this film here the other night, am I pissed off? Sure," he said. "Obviously I'm pissed off. We can't cost ourselves points. We just can't do that. And we did.

"But when you break it down and take the three plays out of that tape, and you can't, they're part of the game, they change the game, no question about it. But when you do it and you take those plays out and start to watch the rest of the game, there were some really positive things done in that game.

"Guys like Nolan Carroll got better in that game. Reshad Jones got better in that game. Nobody said one word to me about Austin Spitler who played 14, 15 plays on special teams for the first time and played pretty darn good in that game. Well, you're going to say, 'Coach, how can they all play good?' There were three plays in the game, all in different phases and at different times in the game. That's not an excuse, but I just think they're fixable. And I trust the people in that room to fix them."

Obviously, Sparano trusts the new people in the room to fix the problem because he fired special teams coordinator John Bonamego on Tuesday. But all this suggests Sparano expects the players that are in the room, or at least some of them, are getting better.

He is, indeed, an glass-half-full person.

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Please stop with the Pennington Bullshyt. Henne needs to play, just like Peyton Manning, Drew Brees and other QBs who had terrible starts. Pennington isnt getting us anywhere but disappointment. I really dont fault Henne one bit. Blame goes to Henning who wont let the kid throw deep and tge coaches who have him chained to the short pass. This team has a coaching issue at QB and offense. Wildcat 3rd and 6??? give me a break.

"Ted Ginn and his family are now miami dolphins for years to come".... April ,14 2007 Cam Camron introduction of Ted Ginn as Miami's #1 pick

Rossy boy will shake things up and bring in a new crew and so the instability continues.
We haven't any stability since Don Shula.

no wonder the FINS stadium is always 3/4 empty. most of you think that 2-2 means season over time to fire the coach.

its pathetic

He is on the Gallows, desperately seeking a way out, averting his eyes from the Noose, trying to convince himself that he is not about to be hung.

Hey Coach. This is football. Anything but a win is just irrelevant. Monday night's loss was not only a loss, it was an embarrassment. This is Miami, Coach. We don't like losers. We don't like to be embarrassed. We have good weather, many places to go and many things to see.

Dolphins Fans have been waiting TO DAMN LONG and give up to damn Fast now a days....

steve young said henne might not be the guy for the dolphins;he called him a robo QB who has been programmed but doesnt "feel" the game/play. you must "feel" it to be successful in the NFL. he's reading the D way too fast and isnt letting plays develop according to our qb coaches. i gotta agree with Young who was a helluva QB who wasnt programmed;he felt the game!

Anyone else have anymore stupid Quotes in history???????????

Yeah greg and it's because he's not comfortable in the pocket. He starts to feel some pressure and he freaks. He's comfortable rolling out like he did in college. Can he be coached up? I don't know. It hasn't worked so far.

Steve Young:

Big, dumb and gumpy. He was an average QB at BEST who benefitted from the system and the team he played with.

He played on crappy team and couldn't even break the starting line up. If it wasn't for the system and dynasty that Bill Walsh put in place Young would have been another John Beck.

The most OVERATED QB in the history of the NFL and an even worse broadcaster.

Win one for the Gipper?

Dan Hennings inept play calling is sabotaging this offense. For all of the first Half, New England had 2 sometimes 3 guys on Marshall, leaving vast open spaces in their secondary where we could have done some damage, and forced them off Marshall. The offensive game plan has to include something that helps "slow the game down for Henne. He goes through all of his progressions so fast that routes can't progress, and he eihter forces a throw, or finds something underneath. Yes we had open recievers, but we never really challenged their secondary that because of their early coverage scheme, put an emphisis on stopping Marshall. The first scoring drive of the game was a great example of what this offense should be. The throws were easy, because they were set up by the run, and the wildcat was kept in it's den, where it should lay down and die.

cocoajoe, i've watched henne in davie at camp for last two years. he plays very stiff usually checking down before he goes thru a progression. its very painful to watch. he cant set up a screen or throw a touch pass. his play action fakes never get anywhere near the back so the LB's dont bite. he's not the future unless something clicks in his head. i'm very discouraged with the present state of the fins.

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Except for the Gonorrhea and hurting when I pee it was the greatest sexual experience of my life.

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Cuban,

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one of my favorite movies is ( citizen kane ) ,is on TCM w/prime rib .

I drove 300 miles to go to the Dolphin/Patriot game. What a waste of time and money.

Sparano is a players coach, plain and simple, and the team will suffer.

Excellent Odin........

cuban........... ( IT'S PRACTICE MAN ,WE ARE TALKING ABOUT PRACTICE )


BY,, ALLEN IVERSON

Greg, I haven't made it down for camp since Parcells took over.....I'm up here in Brevard county. So, I bow to your observations. But there must be a reason for his hurrying. I figure he's just not comfortable in the pocket. What's your view?

"I've forgotten more football today then you'll ever know..Geeeeeeze.." NJ(The plumber)Phin fan, Uttered a million times.....

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BUY ,,TUNA ANSWERING A MEDIA DUMB GUY IF HE OUT COACHED THE OTHER COACH IN A WIN BY NEW ENGLAND ,

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Posted by: ALoco | October 06, 2010 at 09:18 PM


More Evidence that Nancy Reagan's "Just say NO to drugs" Should be implemented into today's society........

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Aloco, You know I love you Bro........

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Ok it's obvious Henne ain't there yet.

Other than those 3 int's and a pick six, he played great! Ha Ha Ha!

Seriously, he has shown steady improvement and wins games.

Against the pats he actually showed improvement in the pocket and stepped up on some throws like a real QB.

He also hung in there when given time and let the play develop rather than automatically going to the check down. He has a long way to go, no doubt, but he's showing improvement week in and week out.

As far as a dumb a s s like steve young, he's no different than the other A-holes cutting on Marshall last week. Washed up wanna be Dolphin haters.

Ok, Ok....got one for you Cuban: Just because you are a character doesn't mean you have character----Mr. Wolfe (Pulp Fiction)

CUBAN... (MY NAME IS.BOND...JAMES BOND )

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cocoajoe, its hard to explain about henne. he has a great arm but isnt a good QB. he lacks the "feel" of the game that a penne possesses. the staff annointed him after last year without him winning the job in camp. he gets all the practice snaps and really failed to drive the offense in practices. checkdowns,ball security,no mistakes were preached and he became programmed. he wasn't allowed to improvise. he threw alot of balls in the dirt to avoid perceived sacks in practice. it was hard to feel good about him in august. he seldom took chances downfield even though it was camp. seems like he shoulda made mistakes so he could grow and learn. thigpen was the best QB in camp. penne's arm is shot but he's smart.

Odin, You know those guys work at the NFL Network, would you expect them to say anything "Pro" Phin?????, There so far up the colon of belichick and Ryan that they all smell like.... Well you know where I'am going to with this....ESPN too are also "PRO" Jet "Pro" Pats, I cant even watch sportscenter anymore with out becoming agitated...

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Hey Odin, did you see Henne look off the WR either in the Bills or jets (can't remember which one) game? I saw him do it. Question is, why can't he do it more than once in a while? Serious question.

Cocoa...That's Winston Wolf to you sir

What happend to Home???? Mando finnally 86ed him??????LOL

if we want nfl network and espn to respect us we gotta play alot better in our prime time games. we are pretenders until we win games at home like we are supposed to. we gotta quit crying and start winning when we got the spotlight on us. we laid an egg TWICE in 2 weeks.

"You sending the Wolf???????Alright negro...."Samual L Jackson, In the movie "Pulp Fiction

Sparano must stop talking all this BS to the fans. His credibility is going down the drain. He must start up and take accountability for the coaching which has been subpar. People are not dumb. He must realize that you cannot keep justifying the unjustifiable. The Dolphins imploded last Monday. Special Teams played like rookies at practice. Henne not only threw 3 interceptions but threw short a couple of times when receivers were open and while we were driving.. Henning with his Wildcat plays on third and 6 is reliving the past and is out of sinc. Now, play honest Sparano, tell it like it is. Don't continue the nonsense. We are all grown up boys. If you don't, the owner is going to do like you did with Bonamego.

CUBAN...( NOT THERE'S ANY THING WRONG WITH THAT )

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by the CON ARTIST CRAMER ON MAD MONEY .

Greg, I place the blame on coaching.......

( ARE YOU TALKING TO ME ,ARE YOU TALKING TO ME )

greg z......thats all there is to it. i hate that we don't get talked about on Countdown and chris berman doesn't have a nickname for any of our playes...but ehy should he. to the victor goes the spoils and stunk it up at home.

cowkilla, quite right.

Cuban, Aloco...
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cuban, i too blame the coaching. the only one doing his job is mike nolan who wasnt given much to work with. sparano has to prove he can coach and get players ready to go to war. he hasnt done that. they quit on him last year and it may happen again soon.

"Fire good",Caveman circa 300thousand years ago(His name also happened to be Henning)

Cuban, no doubt coaching has set Henne back. And maybe the main reason. Guy's so afraid he's gonna fu&K up, he ends up doing it anyway

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( THE HORROR,THE HORROR )

What do i get for 10 dollars? Any-ting you want...everything? Every-ting..

Dan Henning's so old, his high school diploma was carved in stone...........

Even Shula felt the "pressure" in his later years(remember the Poll?). What is this? A hex? No, it's $.

Then the classic.....
Looks like the best part of you rolled down the crack of your momma's a-s and ended up as a brown stain on the mattress!
R Lee Ermery - Full Metal Jacket

"No chochu with soul brotha, Too Boocoe, too boocoe".....

sometumes this blog is so good, getting other FIN fans perspective and letting their oponions swirl around in my head....

then there is this time....when Loco turn this to garbage and others talk nonesense with him.

i'm out

WHY NOT US!!!!!

CoCoaJoe,

I saw him do it in our first 3 games, just not very often and with no consistncy whatsoever.

To answer your question though, in my opinion it's simple and aggravating at the same time.

I think he simply developed the bad habit of scanning the field with eye movement as opposed to head movement.

I saw it in quite a few replays when I could see his eyes. A lot of times, from the side, it looks like he locked on a receiver and he's really not. If you recorded the MNF game you can see it(his eyes) on quite a few plays there.

It's aggravating as hell, because he scans the field without getting any of the benefits of the look off. The other side of this coin is that MAYBE this makes it something that can be corrected easily.

Basically what I'm thinking is that he's developed a real bad habit and the game hasn't quite slowed down enough for him to correct/perfect the finer skills of the job.

Dan Henning was born in Pangea.

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