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Negotiations with Tony Sparano hit a significant snag

The Dolphins have a coach under contract at this hour. But they don't necessarily have a coach.

The negotiations I wrote about in the previous entry on this blog were apparently going fairly well around 3:30 this afternoon when the Dolphins decided to call a media roundtable for 4:45 p.m. to discuss the events of the past week and put a smile on all that has made you frown.

But ...

... at around 4:15ish those talks became a little heated, I'm told. They went astray, I'm told in that you had two sides pulling in different directions. They hit a significant snag in that the sides definitely were not agreeing on a final outcome. And so at that time, the hammer was dropped and coach Tony Sparano or his representative let it be known he wasn't comfortable returning to the Dolphins in 2011.

That serious.

And so, as I said earlier, the Dolphins still had a coach under contract because Sparano is tied to the team for 2011. But they didn't have a coach to put in front of the media with owner Stephen Ross and perhaps general manager Jeff Ireland.

That happy family portrait the Dolphins wanted and intended to put on display was not ready for public viewing.

So the Dolphins called off the round table indefinitely. A spokesman said it could be reconvened in five minutes or five days.

[UPDATE: Dolphins have just rescheduled the roundtable for noon Saturday. This suggests the hurdle the negotiations hit earlier has been overcome, or perhaps overcome to the point sides are very confident they will be resolved by noon Saturday.]

That's all I know.

I do not know the particular topic that caused the gap that kept the sides from having an agreement. I do not know if it was just legalese in a contract that eventually will be overcome by the legal experts -- I'm not betting on that one.

I am told, however, that the sides hope to get this resolved at some point.

So a state of uncertainty exists.

And you thought you'd seen uncertainty with the Miami offense? Ha.

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GO Tony Go....PLEASE... LOL, Good he does have a set of balls after all.......

AWESOME!

These are the days of our lives...

Ireland and Tony need to go.....just clean the house that parcells built already....we pretty much are at that point again anyhow after this fiasco!!!!

Yahooo !!! Buy Bye Sparano. How much you wanna bet it was about firing some of his lame coaches like special teams or David Lee ? We might be saved yet, hang in there Sparano, you'll save this team yet with your firing !!!

DID I SAY THE TALKS BETWEEN HIS AGENT ANF THE DOLPHINS HIT A WALL ?


GOOD JOB ALoco

I Think The fist pumper is now "Playing" The Idiot Ross, Even Hollywood couldnt have come up with this... LMAOROTFF..........

Sparano should say he'll stay if Ireland goes.

Thanks or the update. The longer this goes on the more embarrassing it becomes.
Ross and company really look foolish.....

At this point, don't see how they save face.

I CALLED IT! I SAID THEY ARE NOW TRYING TO CONVINCE TS TO COMEBACK! LOL...............

WE HAVE NO HC AND NOBODY WANTS THE JOB! NEXT TO WALK MIKE NOLAN, WATCH AND SEE! LOL..........

the reason for this .............TS WAS WILLING TO COME BACK UNTIL HE LEARNED OF MANGINI INTERVIEW

2011 0-16 HERE WE COME! THE WATERBOY WILL BE COACHING IN 2011! LOL............

Very sad!!.....this franchise is dasappointing me time and time again. They can't make things better without tripping over themselves. Get this figured out and let's move on. Time to make things better....

Anyone who'd take field goal Sparano over Ireland is a fool.

sparano doesnt want henning to go, so hes in a stagnate place right now....no one able to pull his chords must seem new and awfully different to him...Just Walk Coach....Just Walk!!!!

Wow

Cuban Menace, I love u bro! Tony has a set and he's juggling them! Go Coach!

I Think when they Asked Mangina his advice might have put the fist pumper over the wall.... You Go TONY, JUST SAY F@CK YOU ROSS...................

THE ONLY ONE WHO SHUT EVERY UP IS......THE TUNA


WHO'S IN HIS RIGHT MIND WILL ACCEPT THAT JOB ?
NOLAN IS OUT.
CARL PETERSON MUST GO

WOW...............................

Bye, bye Sparano good luck in your next job as an offensive line coach I'm sure your next employer will love the job you did this year with Miami's offensive line.

Could it have been that Harbaugh, Cowher, and Gruden realized how much of a dooosh IRELAND is?

Coach Harbaugh...Is your mother a hooker?

FRACK!!! SPRANO!!!!!

Imagine (if you will)

IF THIS MUCH
E N E R G Y
HAD BEEN PUT INTO FINDING AN

OFFENSIVE COORDINATOR FOR 2011 !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Get out from under TS bed Mando!

AJ you ole So-And-So, How things going up there in "HOTLANTA" ??

HA

What a laugh fest.

Can't wait to see what happens next!

Which would be best for the FINS?

1)Sparano stays
2) Ireland stays
3) Both stay
4) Both go

Yes, I've seen your resume...Quiet impressive, but, the burning question here is....IS YOUR MOTHER A HOOKER!

Why would you want Tony back now....This is Crazy! Ross has to be coked up... Were screwed and no good OC will ever come here now... Let the drama continue...

FIST PUMP

IF YOU NOTICE SINCE CARL PETERSON CAME INTO THE SCENE ALL HELL BROKE LOOSE.

STEPHEN ROSS REMINDS ME OF ''Slugworth the gobstopper'' FROM WILLY WONKA AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY''

Maybe at 4:15 the dreaded is your mother a hooker question surfaced its ugly head and sparano said that's it!!!

Chad Henne just called timeout

LOL@ DISHPAN~!

This is what happens when Billionaires ROLL THE DICE and LOSE.

ESPECIALLY WHEN THEY DON"T KNOW THE ODDS OF THEIR BET.


Parcells saw this guy coming a mile a way.
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Honestly, as much as we want this thing put to bed, everyone should just take a break for a few days and not let emotions lead to any more bad decisions.

noon saturday. The soap opera continues. Come back and join us tomorrow y'all.

I have no idea whats going on here. One day we are pursuing Harbaugh and the next we say Sparano is our guy and want to hand him an extension. This is a mess. Either Ross saw something he didnt like in Harbaugh at the last second or he completely failed in recruiting him and now is trying to cover it all up. Instead Miami is disoriented, and now we might not have a coach at all. What is going on?!?!?

If Ross wants to sell tickets for something in 2011 and put a product out that someone will actually want to see, how about a steel cage match between Sparano and Ireland????

This is more entertaining than a single offensive drive we had all year...Speaking of...Someone call Carpenter, we're in scoring range

THE TUNA IS THE SAVIOR

This is hilarious..I mean didn't Ross and Jeffy Boy see this coming..this blog did about two days ago...comical clown of an owner

dear o dear.

Ross,Get this shyte sorted out now you idiot.!!

How the hell did Ross become a billionaire by acting this much of a clown?

Geez...

Awwwwwwwwwww.... all the teenagers here spouting off at the mouth as if they knew football from their own buttholes will be sooooooo disappointed:

MikeBerardino

1. Apparently the issues between Ireland and Sparano have been resolved (for now) 3 minutes ago via txt

2. Dolphins have rescheduled press briefing for noon Saturday. 7 minutes ago via txt

Damn I was hoping Sparano was leaving or maybe that is what's being announced at 12 tomorrow who the hell knows anymore with this freak show of a front office. Good luck finding and OC of any significance now.

This stuff is happening so fast and furious that some of you are already forgetting what has already been reported.

Aloco, Sparano was scheduled to be AT the meeting with Mangini. It was NOT a job interview, just a brain-picking session.

This whole thing is a ball of confusion but we don't have to add to it by making false statements and/or assumptions on this blog.

Get your facts straight, people!

That would be nice, steel cage match...I think tony would beat the pink panties off of ireland

fire them both. then fire yourself

fire them all and give cowher the power and the money wants and deserves

all this over a 7-9 coach

he should be licking Ross' balls that he even still has a job!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Armageddon!!! Apocalypse!!! Armageddon!!
The end of this Dolphin World as we know it it's about time cause I can't take anymore!!!!

NH, This reminds me of the show "Dallas" where everone tuned in to see "Who shoot JR", Only this is how much more can Ross screw up this team ?????The guys such a loser I bet he Cant get laid in a five dollar "HO" house with a fist full of fiftys....

I'm afraid we are witnessing the death of what was once a great franchise. And the killer? Stephen Ross. What respectable coach would want to come to this franchise after his stunts this past week? Welcome to the Oakland Raiders 2.0.

Last week, all they needed was an O.C. and a Q.B...


NOW THEY NEED A DEMOLITION CREW !!!!!!!!!
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4 mins ago via text...Sparano send a hairy sausage pic to ireland and ross...
Bernardino doesn't know shyt

What pink panties?

Everyone knows he likes g-strings!

KJ,

IT'S NOT TRUE ,SPARANO DIDN'T KNOW ABOUT THE MANGINI INTERVIEW .OTHER WISE WHY CANCEL THE MEDIA EVENT .IT'S NOW 2 SLABS AT TONY'S FACE /

At the very least, the split end reverses on third and 8 at the opponents 25 to end the drive in a field goal ha prolly ended with the retirement of henning

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