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Dan Henning takes another step in his career

It has been a week of breathless anticipation by fans and participants alike, as folks have been waiting to see what goes down with the Dolphins head coach job. And in the midst of offers to Bill Cowher and talks with Jon Gruden and talks with Jim Harbaugh and more talks with Harbaugh, we have overlooked the other news.

Dan Henning has left the Dolphins.

Henning, the offensive coordinator in Miami the last three seasons, agreed with coach Tony Sparano that it would be best to part ways, a source close to Henning said Thursday night.

It is not clear if this is a retirement or simply a parting. Henning, you see, is said to want to take some time to reflect on his current situation, but may remain open to future work if the right opportunity comes along.

Henning has served 31 years in the NFL and five of those with the Dolphins, the last three under Sparano. He was previously the offensive coordinator in Carolina, the New York Jets, Buffalo, and Detroit. He was the head coach in San Diego (1989-91) and Atlanta (1983-86).

Obviously the Dolphins now need to hire an offensive coordinator. But at this hour (check the time stamp on this post) the team has not fired Sparano nor made a contract offer to Harbaugh.

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JB LMAO! Nice. Bobby did you read that? You're assuming it's an embarrassment because you don't know the facts. I just said none of us know he's twisting in the wind. How do you know that Tony and Ross don't have an agreement that was made behind closed doors. If you can give me a definitive answer on that I will concede. But I happen to know that no one knows what they talked about except the two of them.

So why make statements like that? Not you the media? But why would you follow anything they say until all the facts are in if they ever even share the info with us? They're guessing just like we are.

You're assuming he's twisting in the wind, fine, well I'm going to assume that Tony and Ross have an agreement behind closed doors.

So who is right on this one? NEITHER OF US.

THE DOLPHINS ALREADY INTERVIEWED A MINORITY PERSON FOR THE HC JOB....SO TONIGHT SPARANO WILL BE FIRED AND INTRODUCE THE NEXT DOLPHINS HC .......HARBUAGH ON FRIDAY

Halle fuxking lujah!!!!!!!

i'd give up a 3rd or 4th for orton rather than guess on another bad college qb in the 3rd or 4th. we know orton can produce.

So long Henning. I would say dont let the door hit you in the ass on the way out....or it might break your hips.

greg, that's because all those guys you mentioned were NOT drafted in the 1st round. You draft crap, you get crap.

Let's do it right and draft a 1st rounder and you'll see the difference.

THE DOLPHINS HAVE ALREADY IN A SNEAKY WAY INTERVIEWED BOWLES AS A MINORITY PERSON FOR THE HEAD COACH JOB.SO IT'S DONE.


SPARANO WILL BE GONE TONIGHT OR TOMORROW AT THE LATEST.

Greg Z, good, level response. I retract my sarcasm, ;)

I would still like to know how you check the freaking time stamp on this post.

Why did the media assume the worst and start reporting the worst possible scenario? Because they have no clue what the conversation was about and they're waiting like the rest of us. I'm so right on this! I have no clue what ids going on and will wait to pass judgment until all of the facts are in. ISN'T THAT THE AMERICAN WAY?! Isn't that why we have innocent until proven guilty in this country? Geez enough speculating already it's amateurish.

Rumor has it that the deal has already been sealed and Sparano will be outta there by tomorrow.

Don't know if I will be able to handle the suspense of passing on 3rd and long now.

HARBUAGH WILL BE INTRODUCED TO THE MEDIA TOMORROW AFTERNOON AS THE NEW HC

Rumors, rumors, a source said, someone close to them said, etc, etc. At least, I, will not believe anything else I read regarding these Dolphins matters until I hear the decisions made straight out of Ross's mouth.

Do you think with Luck going back to Stanford Harbaugh is having second thoughts?they should have gave Cowher what he wanted

BOWELES OUR ASS HC WAS INTERVIEWED AS A MINORITY PERSON FOR THE HC JOB, NOW SPARANO WILL BE GONE TONIGHT .


THE OFFER WAS 7.2 MILLION A YEAR AND A CONDO

Can somebody please get something right tired of being the homer of the NFL

This guy ain`t Satan or Camroon, he`s tough and a competitor, this was my pick all along Cowher could have been another Jimmy and burn out in 5 seasons, n Harbaugh we`ll have a guy that will see it through for the long haul, look back at hs football career a busted out of the league player for Chicago, never quits and bounces back huge with Indy, see his Bro up n Baltimore that was not an easy situation when he got there and look at em now !!

Denny,

My comment was on the sacastic side, but not meant to flame anyone.

Gathering all the facts and being slow to judge is just the way I am built and do business.

I do get entertainment out of the speculation and even some good ideas pop out of there once in a while.

I'm glad Coach Henning is gone too. but how about a little respect people! Doesn't anyone have respect today! He could easily be your dad or grandad!

This is really getting me pizzed. Where in the hell is all of this hatred for Ross coming from. The guy bought the team which is what everyone wanted because everyone was fed up with huziengas loyalty to employees who underperformed. I remember the majority of people were all for a change.

Then most everyone wanted Sparano gone because the team has regressed in the three years since he took over.

Now there are people mad at Ross because,,, well they don't know why they're mad yet but they hope that he's doing this wrong so they can be proved right. And Ross is about to spend 10 MILLION dollars on head coaches alone next season just so he can bring us a winner because he needs fans to actually care. Tony stayed and the stadium wouldve been empty and that's pretty close to fact. I just dont get it but my brain is fried so I'm out for tonight people,,,,,,,PEACE.

I still hear alot about Cowher and finding someone thats proven.

The only proven HC that I would consider would be Fisher and he appears to headed back to Titans.

Someone had posted in a different thread this past week that they wanted to see someone that was hungry lead this team. I would have to agree with that.

Everybody relax Ross has more riding on this move than us $ he will take care of it but not make announcment for 2 day`s giving him a chance to deal with TS and get Harbaugh in Mia. for presser

Sparano could have made a statement by letting Henning go at the beginning of the week, but as he stated recently, he liked Henning so he wouldn't do that.

Such a statement would have signaled his intentions to the players and to the fans and to Ross... as he didn't make that move, Sparano should be next to go.

IT WILL BE TOMORROW THE DAY THAT HARBAUGH WILL BE INTERODUCED AS THE MIAMI HC ,THEY ALREADY INTERVIEWED A MINORITY PERSON FOR THE ROONY RULE .

Armando is blowing smoke when he says that no contract offer has been made. He simply does not know on this - because no one is going to say that one has been made until the Rooney rule has been met, otherwise the dolphins would be facing big fines and other issues with the league office.

Just a reminder for all of you bleating about "why havent they fired Henning yet?" that this is EXACTLY how a few of us said it would happen all along.

No big fanfare, no major announcement, no drama. The season ended and so did his time with Miami. It was obvious months ago it would be this way.

"While Sparano and his staff dwell in employment limbo, unaware of their status as of Thursday, Steve Ross, the team's owner, General Manager Jeff Ireland and team consultant Carl Peterson flew to California where they spent all of Thursday courting Stanford University coach Jim Harbaugh".

I'm leaving but I just read this and it's exactly what I'm talking about! Omar wrote that. "Unaware of their status as of Thursday". And why does he write that, because Tony said,"I don't know what's going on yet guys".

Are you f***ing kidding me? Does everyone have amnesia? All of the sudden after three years Tony is going to open up and talk about a conversation he had behind closed doors with his boss that's still on the hook for another 3 million?!

He knows exactly what's going on but he's definitely NOT going to tell the media, never has never will. Stop being stupid ya moron! :)

Why fire Tony and pay someone else to use him. I say we need an Offensive Line coach :)

SDR--did you even read the story??

Sparano was NOT going to stick with Henning.

Honestly, some things that are said here are based WAY more on completely false assumptions than real facts.

AGIAN, THE ROONEY RULE HAS BEEN MET ,THEY INTERVIEWD OUR ASS HC BOWLES

Denny, there is a difference between football and human decency. Ross is treating Sporano like shyt. If u don't think other coaches and players aren't taking notice your wrong. Who the hell wants to work for a guy who treats people like dirt? This will come back to bite him in the ass oneday. And as a season ticket holder I'm embarrassed

ASS BOWELS WAS INTERVIEWD TO MEET ROONY RULE. HYENA COWER WILL SING HIS SAD CHINESE SONG AND DRINK HIS TEA IN A SILK BATH ROBE NOW.

COLLAGE COACH HARBUAG TO BE ANNOUINCE TOMORROW BY MOON RISE AT LATEST

I'm laying on my back bongo patting the inside of my thighs and running around my house!!!!

Another one FED TO THE WOLF!!!!!

QB coach from NE...do it now...

WAIT! DAN!!! YOU FORGOT SOMETHING!!!

Take David Lee with you...

HARBUAGH WILL BE IN SOUTH FLORIDA TOMORROW W/CONTRACT OF 7.2 MILLION AND A CONDO

I'd be wary of hiring New England assistants. They don't really have a great track record away from Foxboro.

It's the management system and style of doing business that has worked so well. I think that's why a guy like Pioli has succeeded while others like Mangini have fallen on their face.

Aloco,
Where did you see that they interviewed Bowels? If this is indeed true then the bombshell is coming soon! The best of the 2010 season has been the offseason!! Who needs the playoffs!

EROCKU.

I DON'T REMEMBER BUT YOU GOT TO TRUST ME ON THAT , IN FEW HOURS EVERY THING WILL COME TOGETHER NICE .


THEY INTERVIEWED THE SAME GUY WHO INTERVIEWED BY COWBOYS OUR ASS HC OR ASS DC HIS NAME SOME THING BOWLES .

CarltheChamp says,

That information is incorrect, we have not interviewed a minority candidate. If we did it had to be registered and listed with the NFL, which has not happened. No job offer could have been made at this time.

God bless the football gods, thank you for getting this retard Henning out of my life forever......may he drown in an alligator pool from wal-mart with a leak in it

I think if you've got a Brady or any other top QB to work with you're probably going to look pretty good as a quarterback coach by default.

The guy getting the max out of a marginal talent might well be the better teacher even if the results aren't as good.

Goodby Dan we're very pleased to see you go or do what ever you feel like doing. Just as long as you are not the offensive coordinator of the Miami Dolphins.

I called this in October!!!! Myself and Mark from Toronto!!!

First ones to bring up Harbaugh!!!

Where is my Prize!

MIKE FLORIO REPORTED THAT QUIETLY THE FINS HAVE INTERVIWED THE MINORITY PERSON TO SATSFY THE ROONEY RULE

I'm gonna miss the drives where Henne is 4 for 4 and we run an end around, followed by a pass to Polite, Followed by a Wildcat, Followed by a Fist Pump on 3rd n 1 on their 13 yard line!

I'm gonna miss it!

Fed to the Wolf! Biotch!

Dude Mike Florio is the biggest moron in all of sports reporting, he hates Miami, why would you even read him?

THEY INTERVIEWED ONE OF THESE TWO PEOPLE MIKE FLORIO SAID.......

TODD BOWLES......OR
HUE JACKSON

Harbaugh meeting with Stanford right now. I would LMAO if Harbaugh pulled a Luck and said stick ur money up ur ass. My wife and I wanna have a good quality of life in the Bay Area and not have to raise our family in that Miami shythole. Money isn't everything.

BOBBYD12....... THE DOLPHINS HAS INVITED THE MEDIA FOR TOMORROW TO MAKE AN ANNOCEMENT

I think ALoco is stuck.

ALoco, where ur reading or hearing this? No one on sports radio, tv or press is reporting what ur saying

CarltheChamp says,

To satisfy the Rooney Rule you have to list the interview with the NFL, this has not happened, the information from dumb*** Mike Florio is wrong

Believe me, there is no team in the NFL that has done it's job to help out the Rooney rule than the Miami dolphins in the past 6 six years with all it's HC changes!

bobbyd, its the nature of high profile, high paying jobs. When you are paying someone millions you don't owe them a whole lot more. Heck when you are paying them minimum wage as well. There is very little etiquette or fairness in the business world, a little, but not much.

Till Sporano is fired, the Rooney Rule don't apply. And I think Ross will just pay the fine

BOBBYD. THERE'S A NEWS OUT ABOUT THE DOLHINS HAS INVITED THE MEDIA TOMORROW AFTERNOON,CAN YOU FIND THAT ?

CarltheChamp says,

Todd Bowles has not interviewed for the Miami HC job, he has intereviewed for a Dallas Cowboys coaching position, as I said Mike Florio is dumb and anything he says can be dismissed until it can be verified by someone who knows how to read

The way the contracts are written, Sparano can't quit or he loses his $3m for next year. Ross just hanging him out, hopefully anyone in the right mind would quit, but not for $3m. Make sense?

Bobbyd,
Have you ever been to east Palo Alto, south San Fransico or any where in the south bay? You want talk about holes? Dont get me wrong, there are nice areas, but for the majority of the South Bay? It's a cluster of shyt!

ALoco, Mortenson, who is well respected just said there is a 50/50 chance on Harbaugh coming here. He not sold. I'm telling you right now, Harbaugh's wife LOVES the Bay Area. She is gonna have a big say in this

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