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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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its been a nightmare week in fins nation and im asking peyton manning and the colts to make us smile again this weekend if just for a moment

I'M THINKING PRESSER CXL'D BECAUSE THEY ARE NOW TRYING TO CONVINCE TS TO STAY. LOL..........


Never thought that ROSS would become LESS POPULAR than

Rex Ryan...LOL
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Posted by: Yazzi | January 07, 2011 at 05:48 PM

It's getting close...................

Another thing I find funny is that Carl Peterson has been "advising" Mr. Ross...I think at this point Ross your advisement or lack there of from Peterson has failed you miserably. Cut the chord with that douche.

How's that stadium funding coming out by the way?

IM THINKING WE NOW HAVE NO HC AND NO ONE WILLING TO COME HERE. EVERYTHING MAY HAVE BLOWN UP IN ROSS' FACE. LOL......

Unbelievable. I’m absolutely speechless. This franchise is honestly worth nothing. No dignity, they clearly don’t care about the fans since none of us will ever get answers. For the first time in 22 years I will not watch my ‘phins. Its disgusting the way this team is running a circus. good riddance Miami

Het Aloco,

I asked you yesterday if you thought Peterson was making moves since he was on the plan with Ross and Ireland. You saying he's in?

I blame Peterson for this mess. He got into Ross's ear and the Dolphins are already racing downhill

ROSS SHOULD CALL THE TUNA TO COME AND TAKE CHARGE,THE SPARANO AND NOLAN WILL STAY AND SEND CARL PETRSON HOME.

YEAH LET'S GO COLTS! AND HOPE THE PATS GET BEAT..EVEN IF THAT WOULD MAKE THEM EVEN MORE HUNGRY NEXT YEAR!


Dan Marino called. He wants the street the stadium is on re-named, and would like his statue put in storage. Also requested the only jerseys sold of his be the ones from the pro bowl or Pitt.

THE MONETARY VALUE OF THIS FRANCHISE MAY HAVE DECREASED BY $1.1 BILLION IN JUST 4 DAYS! LOL........

Mike, you may not be far from the truth. Reports have it that serious tension between Sparano and Ireland may in fact mean that the situation as to head coach is far from resolved


Dan Marino called. He wants the street the stadium is on re-named, and would like his statue put in storage. Also requested the only jerseys sold of his be the ones from the pro bowl or Pitt.

good fire them both. call back cowher and lets roll

D.DENSE...ROSS IS WORKING THIS COACH THING AS A REAK ESTATE DEAL,CARL PETRSON WILL BE SENT HOME SOON AND TUNA WILL COME AND CLEAN EVERY THING UP.AS YOU TONY LOVES HIM .

Anyone trying to guess whats going on with this parody is bound to be wrong, each new turn has been beyond reality.

No point in even watching football next season because it's going to be the same crap. We could have gotten Andrew Luck and the Dolphins Quarterback coach would find a way to make him look horrible. David Lee has to go with Henning.

DID THEY CXL THE PRESSER BECAUSE SPARANO KICKED IRELAND'S BUTT! LOL.............

Go Fins,

That would definitely make this whole mess a little easier to swallow.

We're worse than watching crying divas right now....Vince McMahon could probably be a better owner right now***or at least in entertainment value....

None of this would have happened under a lesbian owner or GM.

Lesbians are some of the most educated, hard-working, and visionary leaders our country has to offer.

A Miami Dolphins franchise run by lesbians would be the very model of excellence. This is what you get with a wrinkled old hetero.

i agree with bill @ 5:59

THIS BETTER THAN FOOTBALL ,THE TRAFFIC IN THE BLOG IS ON FIRE .
ARMANDO MUST LOVE THAT .ROSS IS GOOD FOR BUSINESS .

NEW BLOG!

Just curious, with all the animosity that is directed towards Ross, would it have made a difference if he would have fired Sparano before pursuing other options?

They do way to much coke in Miami and Carl Peterson is to blame for all this

carl had cowher agreeing to coach here. ross is to blame cause he wouldnt fire garbage ireland

Stay tuned for the next thrilling episode dolfans. Thrills, chills and excitement galore.

Sparano barricades himself in Davie and is reportedly holding Jeff Ireland hostage.

Will the SWAT team have a clear shot? Will Ireland survive? Will Nolan take control?

Don't miss the next thrilling episode fans!!!!

I have been a dolphin fan since 1971. I feel as if I lost a very close friend. I love this franchise. I'm stunned.

Thank God we kept Sparano he fixed the D last year and give him a chance to fix the Offence if he fail to then go after a name coach im so sick of every couple of years blowing things up go dolphins

Please give Sparano a bonus and lock Ronnie Brown with a 5 year 40mil extension.


SUPERBOWL!!!


"Joe Schmoe, Im fukin tired of talking to you. I have told you over and over why I am optimistic, either you dont get it or dont want to get it. Im tired of posting the same shyt over and over. Cancel your DirecTv if it makes you happy. Anyone who looks at Dansby's numbers this year and asks what he did must be joking. Anyone who watches Marshall snatch the ball out of the air and what he does on the field cant be serious asking that question. Im also sick of some of you out of state motherfuers telling me how I should spend my money or how I should think. You dont live here, you dont spend one cent on this team. I could care less what your brilliant thoughts are. I tell you what I believe and guess what?? IM RIGHT A HELL OF A LOT MORE THEN WRONG. Get over it. Stay here and cry, I have work to do. In the words of Tom Coughlin, "you can line up and kiss my ass"

Posted by: bobbyd12 | January 07, 2011 at 05:01 PM "

Awwww, Bobby. Stats are for losers. How can opinion you have make you right? LOL You & craig get your panties so up in a bunch because you're in a small minority. I'm just pointing out flawed logic as I see it. The fact that you take such offense must mean something.

How many more wins did we get from Dansby having all those numbers you talk of? ZERO
Or all of those catches from marshall? Oh yea, 0ZERO. Fans don't care about stats, we care about wins.

You say you have given reason for optimism. All I've seen is say you think Db's will catch int's next year. You think we'll get hot shot O guys(Coaches & players). We already debunked FA's coming in and producing wins next year. Ignore the reality if you have to. It won't change it. Everything about your optimism today is based on hypotheticals.

Yet again, don't dispute all the factoids myself and many many others have pointed out about this regimes failures. You keep on thinking everything will be allright someday.

Nighty Night.


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).

Posted by: DC Dolfan | January 07, 2011 at 05:07 PM

It was 1, now the hate count is apparently 2. LMAO I have fine convo's with everyone else. People with objectivity have no issues. Only those with undying blind allegiance to the bozo's running the show. I speak the truth, and the apologists take serious offense. I'm To the sensitive folk, I'm sorry.

has Mangenious been hired yet? LOL

James 12:5. St. Anthony 5:2

The team needs to be sold to LA and we need to start over, call the new team the Sharks and take a bite out of the pats butt. This is getting beyond repair no fans are going to show up to watch this disaster movie. A new owner new players and new front office it may be the only way to beat the curse.

Harbaugh, not worthy, Cowher was best hire at this point in time.... Sparano, like a wife, cheaper to keep her, instead of a divorce....

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