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Dolphins, Sparano will talk contract 'adjustment'

And now it is time for the other shoe to drop.

With the Dolphins and their ownership turning their attention back to keeping Tony Sparano as the club's head coach,the idea now is to find peace within the ranks before presenting a calm, happy, united front before the media in a press conference that is planned for today but whose exact time has not yet been determined.

Well, to get that family portrait just right the Dolphins must make coach Tony Sparano a happy camper. And after a week in which ownership said some things and did others, kept Sparano employed but also sought ways to replace him, bringing the coach back to a state of joy is going to require some hard work.

And that is the work that is happening at this hour.

A source in the ownership group tells me the team is working on ways to soothe things over by, among other things, discussing the "adjustment of Sparano's contract."

I suppose in regular everyday English that means the Dolphins are going to talk with Sparano's agent Jimmy Sexton about some sort of contract extension or pay raise or some guarantees of some sort.

I also have been told some of the conversation in today's meetings are supposed to involve Sparano's coaching staff. I reported to you Thursday that offensive coordinator Dan Henning and the team have parted ways. So, obviously, names of possible replacements might be a topic as well as the job security of various other assistants.

All of Miami's assistants are under contract for 2011.

Another topic that would have to be broached is the relationship between Sparano and general manager Jeff Ireland. They were once joined at the hip. They were part of a trio, including Bill Parcells, that was supposed to turn the Dolphins into champions.

Well, Ireland disconnected from Sparano in recent weeks and found a way to find favor with ownership that Sparano did not. And Ireland was on that team that went to California to seek out Jim Harbaugh as a possible replacement for Sparano.

So there are some frayed feelings there. No, the relationship is not broken. But it definitely is different now. There are issues there now.

Those issues have to be addressed.

This is probably not going to be a one-sided conversation. So perhaps ownership will have items it also wants to vent about to Sparano.

I would be careful about venting too much, however. Otherwise, that happy family portrait the Dolphins are hoping to unveil later today might not look quite right ... or might not get unveiled at all.

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BLACKCEROTE,

WHY FEEL BAD FOR OLD FANS. THEY WITNESSED 2 SB WINS. BTW, THE ONLY 2 IN FINS HISTORY! LOL............

There's nothing surprising at all about Harbaugh winding up with the Niners.

They're paying him plenty and he doesn't have to uproot his young family at all.

It never WAS likely he'd leave for Miami and was an uphill battle from the start, regardless of how much money Ross threw at him.

THE CUBAN MENACE NEVER LEARN ANY THING ,THANKS FOR FAKING

Here Ye Here Ye!

The TRI-FECTA will now be referred to as the

"TRI-F*ckedus!"

Man-Gina is a better coach than Fist Humper. He built the Jets and knows the Patriots. And he beat the Dolphins with the Jets and Browns.

Joe, why do people have such animosity towards you dude? LOL! They just single you out. Not sure why you rub those guys the wrong way.

What're you saying that we're not seeing Joe? Maybe I shouldn't like you either (I do though, maybe the only person on here with no beef with you).

No superPHIN...

ROSS will move the Dolphins to HOLLYWOOD so he can be near the STARS !!!


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agree cuban, if we are asking mangini for advice then we are really in trouble. im talking cfl trouble

GUYS HAVE YOU NOTICED THOSE LOWS JUST KEEP ON GETTING LOWER? JUST WHEN YOU THOUGHT YOUVE SEEN IT ALL! LOL...............

whats next, Mangini for OC*lmao*

Nah im sure spordraino will look after the role Henning left behind****fist pump city****


as for as the draft...I guess the defensive line and special teams will be spordrainos and irelands priority*lol*

JOE, THAK YOU

So you media people are allowing to play with you too? Unbelievable!

boobyd its only a football blog. If you are getting mad here then you need some behavior control classes. Everyone is right, and everyone is wrong, and well, some are just plain stupid. When you are mad at someone, you are only mad at yourself. Life is fun. Lighten up.

Mangini is 2-1 against SparaNO lifetime. Let's consult Kubiak too, he is 2-0 against SparaNO lifetime.

funny stuff dear anne. yeah that guy has anger issues outside of this blog for sure

GOING DOWN IN FLAMES..........SNAP...SNAP! LOL.........

Hell, lets consult with the entire Houston Texans organization...we've never beaten them either*lol*

The NFL has agreed to remove the Goal Post for all Dolphins games in attempt to Grow Coach Sparano's Sack!!!

THE MANGINI INTERVIEW WAS FOR TESTING THE WATER WITH HIM RE THE HC SPOT. IT 'S VERY CLEAR ,NO SHAME .

Fist Humper = Wanny, is that what you want, to go back to the lobster trap ?

I think you can love this team, but be very pessimistic of the way they have been run and what they've done for the last 2 decades. Those two things aren't mutually-exclusive.

And TRUST me South Florida, you NEED fans from wherever you can get them. This organization won't survive with your tepid support, believe that!

BILL......DO I HAVE ANGER ISSUES ? lol

Thing is...

Mangini is supposedly a defensive guy...but he's probably NOT as good as Nolan...


WHAT A MESS.
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So many things to vent about:

1. Sparano's first season was a fluke. Can we put this to bed already? this was a equivalent to what Charlie Weiss did at NOtre Dame in terms of winning with other's talent. And remember the playoff game? DOMINATED. Embarassed. Paper lions.

2. How embarasse were we by losing to Buffalo, Cleveland and Detroit AT HOME??? So don't ASK ME to feel sorry for Tony now. PLLLLLEASE!

3. I'll accept keeping him on one condition: OC and Henne are gone. If by game 8 next year we are obviously out of it, FIRE HIM ON THE SPOT.

3000 BIRDS FELL FROM THE SKIES, MILLIONS OF FISHED WASHED ASHORE. yOU CAN NOW SAFELY ADD ONE DOLPHIN FRANCHISE TO THAT LIST! LOL........

AHHH SuperPHIN, Good to see anothe G.O.D (Gang of defeat) Here.....Aloco, Any new members this week?????

MAY BE NOLAN IS LEAVING .

THE SKY IS FALLING!!!!

Relax, things will be fine.

Maybe Harbaugh signed with SF because he walks on water in the bay area, something he definitely wouldn't have here. Maybe his wife likes the San Fran and she put her two cents in.

Sparano is a good coach that players respect and will play for. Granted he has still has some things he can improve upon. With a good OC things can be better next year.

Yeah I'll say it, I hope he gets a 4 year extention and a pay raise. So any one that wants to flame me, go ahead. I will be in the stands next year cheering for the Phins. Afterall, that is what a true fan does?

no aloco, crack me up though

Right now Jason Taylor is laughing uncontrollably while receiving a Pedicure and foot rub from Rexxxy ;-)

wonder if ross can buy out the stadium with celeberties like Ophrah and Dr Phil, then maybe we as fans can start to understand the sad logic involved behind this organization....

or is ross secretly just trying to sell this time to another wayne hienzega type in the next 3 yrs, in that case i would issue a public apology for not seeing this earlier!!!*lol*

I NEVER EVER UNDERSTOOD ALOCO BUT I FINALLY HAVE SEEN THE LIGHT WHAT A BUNCH OF BROWN DONKEYS AROUND HERE HAHAHA

we went 1-7 at home, unreal . and this clown is still our coach.

Meeting cancelled until further notice, please tell me Sparano bitched that much Ross snapped and said "thats it, Ireland you're gone, Sparano you're gone, Bill Cowher its your show how much do you want?"

I feel physically sick at Harbaugh signing for less $ with the 49ers but its understandable given his family situation, La Canfora also reports it didn't sit that well with him Miami still had a HC, well surprise surprise, so Ross wanted an upgrade but wasn't prepared to do either of the things to get one, fire Ireland and Saprano now, appeal to Bill Cowher one last time!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Part of me hopes this franchise does relocate to LA at least it will be closer to me once i Emigrate lol

JB,

YOU SOUND LIKE A GUY WHO'S HOUSE AFIRE AND SAYS IF I JUST THINK WATER EVERYTHING WILL BE OK. LOL.......

I wouldn't say that Rick (and check my other posts today, I'm not happy with what's going on).

You can't take away what we did in '08. It was a team effort and the best Miami has produced in 20 years. And Sparano deserves praise for that.

Now, if you want to talk about everything SINCE '08, yeah, then it's fine to burn Sparano at the cross.

But let's try and be honest and fair with our pessimism.

SUPERPFIN , WE DIDN'T SEE HIM FOR DAYS UNTIL BAD NEWS COMES OUT THEN HE SHOWS UP...... .

08 we were playing the bad news bears almost every week

You know you got to respect bobbyd12, he's been pretty consistent all year in what he believes. I may not agree with him, but he's entitled to his opinion.

Cuban

Gang of Defeat should be OUR whole fan bases motto next year....after this mess..who can honestly say otherwise heading into next year, our only hope is that we alienated spordraiono by this debacle that he just up and QUITS!!!!

LOL.................


08 we were playing the bad news bears almost every week

Posted by: [email protected] | January 07, 2011 at 05:18 PM

true d-dense. guy just really doesnt care if they win or lose. just as long as he can tailgate and play golf

Wow Aloco, I hope Nolan staying around?

SPARANO IS BELICHICK COMPARED TO OUR OWNERSHIP! LOL........................

aloco,


did you miss me or something??? Im here now and pissed just like 100% (OF THE GANGED TO DEFEET)!!!*LOL*

Good guy though bill. His opinion is a little more relevant than dear ann.


IRELAND........ THE MASTER OF DECEIT ......... FREDO
SPARANO...................................................... ALI BABA

POSTED MONDAY I WAS CONCERNED ABOUT A 70YR OLD OWNER MAKING KEY FOOTBALL DECISIONS. I WAS RIGHT! LOL.................

NOLAN COULD BE OUT SOON .
SPARANO IS OUT ALREADY AFTER THE MANGINI THING

i dont care if nolan leaves, his defense has fallen apart in the second half of every year hes coached

On a positive note, I must admit, the first 7 days of 2011 have been far more entertaining than the entire 2010 year.

Go sparano it's ur birthday yes he is back

Go sparano it's ur birthday yes he is back

Super, I was feeling bad for the fist Pumper this week till I realized the fins lost to Clev,Detroit,and Buffalo... at home....

Hey Mando could u pls update us with a post that breaks down the potential OC and what's going on with the QB coach Lee. Thanks

Go sparano it's ur birthday yes he is back

THE BEST THING CAN NOW HAPPEN IS FOR THE WHOLE COACHING STAFF TO BE GONE AND START A NEW REGIME .I DON'T SEE SPARANO COMING BACK AND FOR MANGINI TO COME FOR INTERVIEW MEANS NOLAN IS OUT .


SUPERPHIN, YES I MISSED YOUR POSTS

I PREDICT 4 WINS IN 2011! WE'LL WIN JUST ENOUGH GAMES TO MISS OUT ON LUCK. sPEAKING OF MISSING OUT ON LUCK! LOL.............

Don't know if we'll have much winning football in 2011, but something tells me its going to be a joy ride of a soap opera the whole way through. Once you get past the embarrassment, its actually fun watching things unfold. Just when you think it can't get more comical, it does.

the next b list celebrity owners will be the insane clown posse.. oh never mind they already run the show here

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