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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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DB called the uncallable. That beats all of Homes calls of the last year...

yup franchise is garbage right now. he had cowher and wouldnt fire ireland for him, what a moron

Why Not Us?

Well said Mark this would be funny if not so painfully pathetic

How fuckn embarrassing were the homer of the NFL think jerry Jones is bad atleast he loves his team . dipshit Ross is trying to live out celebrity fantasy we are so in trouble . I love this team with all my heart and this is killing me.

I think it's still pretty funny

NOW, THEY SAY IRELAND AND SPARANO ISSUES HAVE BEEN RESOLVED AND A MEDIA EVENT WILL BE HELD TOMORROW AT NOON

Aloco, it's ALREADY BEEN REPORTED that Sparano was supposed to be at the meeting with Mangini.

You can't just make up loony stories with no basis in facts to fit your version of reality, sorry.

Sparano's scheduled meeting with Mangini was already reported both here and in the Sun Sentinel, buddy.

You know who needs to go...Ireland and Ross...Those are the two who need to leave this organization.
Say what you want about Tony, but at least he has integrity, and can be called "stand-up"
I have never been so frustrated (keeping my language G rated) with an organization in my life.
Until my emotional energy is back, I have nothing left in the tank.

Both Mr FG and Ireland need to go.

F Sparano. He is a clown. Ireland has done nothing exceptional. Compare him to Ozzie Newsome and he pales by comparison.

I have zero issue with Ross attempting to improve the coaching staff. Sparano was flat out not getting it done. His offense was pathetic. The D folds against good teams.

However in defense of the D, they were always up against it because of how putrid the prevent offense is.

ALERT.........................TONY SPARANO ASKED TO ADD TO HIS CONTRACT IF THE OWNER ATTEMPT TO HIRE ANOTHER COACH WHILE HE'S IN PLACE HE WILL GET ALL HIS MONEY DUE AND WALKS .

think about it if Sparano want to leave he's doing us a favor now we are not on the hook we don't need to pay him if he quits!!

Ha prevent offense I like that. Certainly prevented us from scoring TD's.

What a mess this organization has become. I figured I'd seen the worst after the Pats whooped the Fins. Guess I was wrong. I'm not a big Harbaugh fan but with the luck the Fins have he'll probably guide the 49ers to a division title next season.

You can't keep a coach who lost 7 games at home. Fire sprano and hire someone else.

ALERT. ALOCO IS A RE____TARD!


.IT'S NOW 2 SLABS AT TONY'S FACE /

Posted by: ALoco | January 07, 2011 at 06:19 PM

Aloco, 2 slabs?????, Are they beating him with ribs now????????

I believe Sparano and Ireland could both be out if this drags out any longer.

MARC,

DID YOU TAKE YOUR DRUGS TODAY ?

OK BUDDY, THEN ,WHY THE MEDIA THING WAS CANCELED MINUTES AFTER MANGINI'S MEETING WAS CANCELED .

One word for all of this Ross nonsense..
GobbleDeeGook

ALOCO...Just to clarify (alough I don't know why I bother). I'm an OCCASSIONAL recreational drug user...Typically every several months, and only when strippers or hookers are involved.

However, you sir, are RE__TARDED every day...

I know he owns the team, but without fans where is he ?

This is just crazy, do they realize how many loyal fans they are and have alienated?

STOP the madness, be professional.

Aloco, Are they Beef ribs or Baby backs, cause the beef Ribs would hurt.......

Ross will make one final push tonite to land Cowher. That has got to be what is going on...

Hey Tony!! way to finally show some balls!!

NOW STFU AND SIGN THIS CONTRACT!!!

Great....another year of FG's and fist pumps. Atleast Carpenter is going to be happy. Sucks to be a fan right now.

We,

I think you might be right.

And there will be a house cleaning party afterwards.

Let Nolan stay. Please.

For God's sake, Aloco. You seem to have the reading comprehension of a banana.

The meeting with Mangini was scheduled BEFORE any of this run at Harbaugh. Sparano, Ross, Ireland were ALL scheduled to be there. It was NEVER a job interview, and was only cancelled AFTER this whole mess developed.

ALL of this has ALREADY been reported!

The stuff you've been saying is just imaginary nonsense, dude. Sorry.

Marc, Gotta admit a couple your posts made me spit beer all over my computer screen....

Pennington to be head coach

feed the wolf :-)

Omigod! Tony Sparano can stay but he doesnt want to stay? That's is the best news I heard all day! Get rid of that loser's sorry as$!!!

Ross sell this team and go away. Dam billionaire ass, treat people they way you want to be treated.. Just because you are rich does not mean you can treat normal people like dirt.. No coach No free agents will want to play here. They will just use Miami to increase what they can get from other teams. This is why JT left. A 70 year old billionaire wanted to be around celebrities . I think he has been watching TMZ to much. Please go and buy a CFL team or an NBA team..

I hope Sparano punches you in the face, Saturday at noon. He may not be able to coach, but he knows how to fist pump

Does it really matter who coaches this team, get Armando to coach!

Dishpan, that is the funniest post I've red in a while. hahaha


Chad Henne just called timeout

Posted by: dishpan | January 07, 2011 at 06:13 PM

"Slabs" lol

The product is bad! Ross has every right to try to improve it by hiring a competent coach.

I thought he would not have the balls to even try but he is trying to improve this team and many of you are bagging on him.

An exceptional coach is hard to find, they do not just materialize out of thin air.

ALERT....MAGINI INTERVIEW RESCHEDULED TOMORROW AM. SPARANO WALKS.

This is friggin hilarious. If this were the Jets I would be happier than a pig in poop.

Unfortunately, these are our Miami Dolphins.

Ditto Cuban, especially the one about the w-hore house, and the slabs...

OK...Enough of us getting along

Ross Sucks as an owner.I don't care what is said tomorrow he has done per
Ross sucks as an owner.No matter what is said tomorrow he has caused permanent damage on many levels in house and out

Let's get J Lo to coach!

did you take your steroids today marc ?

This whole matter would have been a lot cleaner (less of a spectacle) if he had just fired Sparano to begin with and then started seeing candidates.

Marc, Agreed........

No, he likes to slim down to a size 2 for the weekends.

I say dump Ireland, pay Gruden and let's see some offense in Miami.

Or perhaps Billick. At least Billick will throw the ball downfield!

McDanials would not be bad either. Buddy Ryan and Ditka hates each other and that worked.

Does anybody have any lingering doubts as to why Parcells bailed out? Ross is a joke, period.

Man, the Herald has been a day late and a dollar short all through this stuff.

While we're talking about the "cancelled press conference" the SS is already reporting it's been rescheduled for noon tomorrow.

This was over money, guaranteed.

I think it is a bunch of BS. If someone was looking to replace me and make me look like a fool, I wouldn't want the job either. I just can't believe this mess!..Boy, this is nuts, I guess the end of the world is coming, isn't this in revelations some where...? Geez, I just hope to God we can get this straightened out. I doubt Sparano will be the coach, who will we get now, maybe I will send out my resume.lmao

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
Below boy twyger only knows what he reads....

Tony AND Ireland must go. Only way Ross saves face now period, especially since Harbaugh went to SF is if he gets Cowher.

Only an idiot would pay a dime next year. Make Ross pay with his pocket book and let the minority owners pick up our slack.

Posted by: twyger | January 07, 2011 at 06:16 PM

Read more: http://miamiherald.typepad.com/dolphins_in_depth/2011/01/negotiations-with-tony-sparano-hit-a-significant-snag.html#ixzz1AObISGDO

No, fake Menace. I left them at your mom's house...Tell her I'll be by to pick them up later.

Toodles

i can't find my pink dress any where ?

Dude, this blog was updated with that info a while ago.

SS probably read it from Mando.

Ross to talk with Jimmy Johnson----

I pick things up and I put them down!

THE TUNA IS OUR SAVOIR .

This is the greatest fiasco ever, way to man up Sparano in those meetings. Tell these idiots your not taking their crap any longer and if they want you to save their sorry behinds they will cave to your demands. Finally a rich billionaire getting his turn at what it's like to be told pound sand. LOL I love it.

Idiots in Miami lost the only good coach they have had since Shula b/c of the fans and the media and the owner. Shame on you all for running another decent coach out of town. But this was the icing on the cake:

"You need to find a better hobby" lmao 


fools in the Miami media thought Harbaugh was coming to this third rate city over San Fran and Stanford? You guys should also start laying off the glue. Might help you with your fly casting. Glue is really bad for you. :o) he he he

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