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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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All we can do is sit back and take it.
This will be an interesting year for sure.

Why yes, Thank you!

I will have a Dry Mangini with 2 Olives...

Meeting cancelled has to mean Sparano not neing retained, right guys????? lol (More beer needed tonight)

really all we can do is laugh now. i beat everything in sight last night. im tired of always being pissed about this garbage. so i guess ill laugh and wonder how someone as dumb as ross has that much money

DB,

No, I wouldn't think that. I am a realist and really not an optimist.

However, I do have beliefs and am a pretty even keeled guy.

Ok Tony!

I'm keepin you!

But I'm takin down the Goal Post!

No! No! Please I'll do anything! No Ross! ya can't take away my beautiful goal Post!

Tony! It's for your own good *sigh*

THE ONLY WAY ROSS CAN CURE THIS A LITTLE...IS GOING AFTER BIG NAME FREE AGENTS..THE DRAFT IS VERY OVERRATED ROOKIES DON'T DO CRAP IN THERE FIRST YEAR..

NOW
I'm going to scare the
C-R-A-P
out of ALL of you...


Sparano may have gotten fed up and bailed...

Nolan may have left to join Harbough and run the San Francisco's Defense.


And all that's left is Eric Mangini and NO OTHER Coaches!!!

Dying Breed you've finally gotten your wish.
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AAAAAHHHHHHHHHHH !!!!!!!!!!!
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Now, look what Ross has done. He has forced IreAno to Win Fast Forward. Instead of thinking about what is best for the team in the long run, they are going to be forced to try to win at all costs in 2011 at the expense of the future of the franchise, but. Not even HAARP can make this a winning team in 2011. It only took Ross 5 days in charge of football operations to set the team back 5 years.

ROSS, IS TO LATE TO SIGN FREDDY KRUGER AS MINORITY OWNER? YOU CERTAINLY HAVE A NIGHTMARE HERE! LOL...........

HOW YOU CONSULT MANGINI BEFORE YOU SECURE A HC ??????????


IT WAS FOR THE HC SPOT

black we wont be trying to win next year, yes we need to draft good.

The only way he can cure this a little is by hiring Cowher and we all know that isn't happening. What good head coach or big time FA would want to come to this abortion of a franchise.

When I suggested here that the Dolphins would be better served by strong lesbian leadership at the management level, many sneered and laughed.

WELL?? My point is PROVEN.

Chances miami goes over/under 5 wins next year???

my instinct says we still have a Carpenter chance in hell over 5 victories

but my ego says we have a real FIST PUMP of a chance at finishing lower than that...just sayin

STEPHEN ROSS IS A CCCCLLLOOOWWWWWNNNNNNNN. ERIC MANGINI?!!?!!?!? I'm in a nightmare.

Just promote Nolan at this point.

looooooooool "strong lesbian leadership"

WHILE ROSS WAS AWAY WAS SPARANO MAKING A FEW JOB CALLS OF HIS OWN? THERE'S SOMETHING VERY STRANGE WITH PRESS CXL. MAYBE NOW THEY'RE TRYING TO CONVINCE TONY TO STAY! LOL..........

I PREDICT;;;;;;


NOLAN IS OUT
SPARANO IS


TALKS BETWEEN THE DOLPHINS AND TONY SPARANO'S AGENT HIT A WALL.THIS IS A GOLDEN CHANCE FOR SPARANO TO GET HIS 3 MILLION , GET A NEW JOB AFTER THAT DECEIT BY FINS.


TO BE
OR
NOT TO BE

play the nfc east next year. we wont win over 5 but we need to go 0-16 and draft luck

how hilarious would that be dying.

YEAH GUYS ..THIS FEELS LIKE A BAD DREAM...COULD IT BE THE END OF DAYS...

How much for a Feild Goal?

CARL PETERSON
IRELAND.............ALI BABA AND THE 40 THIEFS .

What was the FO thinking here? Hummm, lets see, lets see, Mangini has been fired from two teams in a row now after very short stints, hmmm, he's available, get him in here, lets talk to him for advice!

WhaDaFuh!

ROSS: TONY WE'RE KEEPING YOU!

TS: MR ROSS I'M LEAVING...MADE FEW PH CALLS WHILE YOU WERE AWAY.

ROSS: WTF!.........................

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

where did everyone hear this mangini thing

If Nolan leaves....Miami will have the first NFL draft pick

Hmm.......

Sparano has always struck me as a high character guy. After FO trying to remove the knife from his back he may have told them to shove it.

Why walk away from 3Mill? Speculating here, he saves face as the one who didn't want the Dolphins and if I recall Uconn has a job opening?

nolan isnt anything special

Viva "Strong (Hot) Lesbians!
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I PREDICT ;;;

NOLAN WILL LEAVE
SPARANO WILL LEAVE

hope they do


How much for a Feild Goal?

Posted by: Gatorfaninga | January 07, 2011 at 05:38 PM

the same price as season tickets will be next year*lol* Have Fun and enjoy , we promise excitement and fist pumps all around the south beach area.....maybe j-lo will do a free concert to all attending fans, all 25 to 30 screaming immigrants*lol*

With all the nonsense said during the last few days, I can only think that all the gossip has been made up by the media. How come Harbaugh accept a 5 mil a year job at SF, when he could accept a 7 mil a year job at MIA? And on the other hand Mando, intead of investigating, I believe he is talking only by the gut.

All this situation is just plain stupid.

Alex,

Is it bad if I decide to just root for whatever team Ricky ends up on next year?

The good thing is we're all in this together. I wish I could pick another team to root for but I just can't. We have to take this with a grain of salt. hey at least we can root for whoever is playing the jets next year.

It's time to call in the Russian Mafia. Have them buy the team. They'll straighten things out in no time. At least they have the computer hackers required to download our opponents game plan each week.

Hope Buffalo left the cellar door open for us.

If Sparono had a ounce of pride he'd have made calls the last 2 days and took another job, even if it was for the 49ers being Ted(Sideline)Ginn's chauffeur for him and his family...

NOLAN LEAVES ..SO WHAT! STILL WAITING FOR THE EXOTIC BLITZING THEY SAID HE WAS BRINGING!

JB,

HARBAUGH WALKED AWAY FROM $2.5 MILLION MORE PER YEAR! SPARANO MAY HAVE BEEN DOING SOME JOB RECRUITING OF HIS OWN WHILE ROSS WAS AWAY. WOULDNT BE IRONIC IF HE ALSO SPURNS ROSS FOR LESS MONEY, POSSIBLY MOVING ON SOMEWHERE ELSE HAS A POSITION COACH.

WE'LL BE EVEN BIGGER LAUGHINGSTOCKS THAN WE ARE NOW! LOL.................

THE ONLY ONE WHO CAN RIGHR EVERY NOW.... THE TUNA, NO ONE ELSE

Which mean that....
NO ONE WANTS TO WORK FOR ROSS !!!!

What really sucks - its one thing to chant fire the OC or fire the HC or trade for a FA, but once you are chanting to fire the owner, gee there is just no place else to go.

Looks like we have to hope Sun Death stadium is completely empty next year and Ross sells the team.

THE ONLY ONE WHO CAN RIGHT EVERY THING NOW IS THE................. TUNA

CUBAN,

HOW IRONIC WOULD IT BE IF SPARANO IS ANNOUNCED AS NEW 49ERS OLINE COACH! LOL...........

Cut the ties now before ross looks worse than al davis already does, and fire Ireland and get cohwer.....offer tony a chance at calling Fins games on WQAM and this will all be a bad dream for nuaght!!!!

THE TUNA PLEASE, FOR THE SAKE OF OUR TEAM

And the hits keep on coming!!!!

Never thought that ROSS would become LESS POPULAR than

Rex Ryan...LOL
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I keep waiting for someone to peel the mask of of Ross' head and for us to discover that Al Davis has secretly bought the Dolphins.

Aloco, Your all over the place with your views(BTW, You need glasses), Please stick to one position and stick with it........Put down that tube....

DB,

Yeah thats kind of what I was thinking with the Uconn job and NO it wouldn't be funny I amm still a Phin Phan.

Cuban,

Sparano is a very proud man, you can tell by his demeanor. Revenge is best served cold not fast.

"off of" that is

WHATS WORSE IS WITH THE PRESSER CXL, THERE MAYBE EVEN MORE BAD NEWS WAITING TO COME OUT! LOL..............

ross is basically done. he will have a hard ass time getting any support back. guy is mentally challenged. he had cowher and didnt take it.

Exotic blitzes please, Sparano is so conservative he probably held Nolan back like he has Henne. Mr. Ross' new theme song... Insane in the membrane Insane got no brain...freakin clown posse running the show down there.

Yazzi,

That could never happen in my world.

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