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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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IRELAND WILL BE FIRED ?
SPARANO WILL BE FIRED ?

HOW CAN YOU GO TO PICK PLAYERS AT THE DRAFT FOR THE FUTURE WITH THESE 2 AT THE HELM?

CARL PETERSON IS GONE ALSO ?

HOW CAN WE SOLVE THIS MESS ?

DP WE CALL TUNA ?

NOLAN WILL NOT TAKE EVEN IF IT WAS OFFERED .

DYING BREED ALERT , WE NEED YOU TO TELL WHAT WE HAVE TO DO ?

Joe you mean the Miami C O W S H I T!!

Joe, a fart by any other name still stinkS

Cowboy name is taken Joe. I think it will be the Miami Acorns. They'll change the team colors to two shades of brown....

I want Bobby and his "i'm right more than I'm wrong" ego, to actually disagree with ANYTHING on that list. So we can rub it in his face like he tries to do with everyone else. LMAO I will print it and save it for future use. haha

If anyone reads that list & thinks Ireland & sparano have done ANYTHING to merit more time, I would have to label them as insane.

That's such a shame... I honestly think Sparano is able to get the job done, and he is better than any other available option, and now he's been insulted. Poor job by Ross. Go sell the team back to Huizenga. Listen to Parcells the first time. Also, Sparano fits the profile of somebody who is hungry and wants a super bowl instead of an already satisfied Cowher or Gruden. I really hope Sparano stays and that next year he won't be affected by all of this.

BUNCH OF BROWN DONKEYS AND FARMERS AROUND HERE RIGHT ALOCO?

LOL at cowboy acorns

TUNA MUST COME BACK TO RESCUE OUR TEAM.


HE COMES BACK AND SEND MR PETERSON HOME AND MIND THE DRAFT .

Liam, how can you say gruden or Cowher are NOT motivated? No coach who ever went to another team has won a superbowl. Don't you think they'd be motivated to be the first to do it?

Sparano is an overly enthusiastic statistician who is chock full of Snapple cap facts. he had this many snaps in the game, this many in practice, this many mental errors.

Those facts don't help win games. Sparano is over his head & it's not his fault.

Ross should hold a news conference apologize to the fans explain he's new at this but he inherited this crap! It's time to start a new era! Clean house! Call cower give him 5 years and full control! If it doesn't work out oh well it's not the first time. Anything is better then this crap!

hey joe last summer i had an opinion on trying to get a guy like marshall here and bobby went off and called me all kinds of names and said i was stupid it would never happen and so on the kids got some serious problems hahaha i think he needs to get a woman for once in his life

I rather have Orlando alzugaray do the drafting LMAO and run the dolphins organization LOL!!! hey it just might work!!

Part of the problem could be who reports to who. I could see Tony having major issues if he had to report directly to Mike Dee, a guy that is clueless about football. I can def see a problem if Tony all of the sudden was placed under Ireland in the chain of command. I don't think a noon press conference absolutely means he's coming back. I could def see them telling Tony to sleep on it, and if he feels the same way tomorrow, announcing they are parting ways.

god i hope tony stays i dont know what we would do without all those field goals

When bp left the jets he announced bb as hc. Bill Sid screw you your not leaving me with your garbage and went on to n e. Sporano should do same!

Lc, someone earlier said he lives in S. Florida apparently. I don't know, but to me, that would give him the right to mock others & claim his fan status as superior to others. Don't you think? lol

MR.ROSS IS A JERK PUTTING EGO IN FRONT OF DOLFANS !

Agree there must have been chain of command debates, but I don't know you don't think they set that time at least thinking they know what they will be announcing?

I think it's safe to say Steve Ross can screw up a wet dream.

IF THE TUNA COMES BACK ,WE WILL BE IN A BETTER SHAPE .


BRICK OVEN PIZZA W/SMOKE SALMON
SWEET POTATO CHIPS
CARMEL VANILLA TART
OLD FASHIONED BEER

Parcells was a disaster and so is his team. Parcells just walked with a fistfull of money and left the organisation in complete disarray. Get rid of Sparano and Ireland and let Cowher bring in his own team which in t6he long run cannot be any more expensive or any worse. Bite the bullet and rid the club of everything Parcells before it eats away at what is left. He was (and is) overrated and arrogant and left behind a mess which he could not afford to be associated with.

Armando re-naming his blog:

Armando and The Pussymen

Sounds about right to me

Only reason Ross is still screwing up is cause he took advice from parcels and kept Ireland. No one wants to coach with him including TS

I think these are the times when a true reporter limits his pen and reports the facts.

THE TUNA WAS PUSH OUT BY CARL PETERSON .

THE TUNA WAS PUSHED OUT BY CARL PETERSON

It's hard to admit but, doesn't Parcells look like a genius for jumping ship when he did? He knew something was up! lol

Tuna always leaves teams in schambles! Except the pats he didn't get a chance look at them. No wonder he wasn't allowed to shop for the groceries his cooking blows!

Joe I agree with you 100% the guy likes playing the numbers game and that doesn't result into wins!! You are right it's Parcells fault putting him as a head coach with no credentials I hope tomorrow he just resigns for his own sake and go get a job at the college level.......

That wil be great that way Ross and Ireland look even like bigger fools! Than maybe they will talk Dan Henning out of retirement! LOL

Friday Night

A bunch of grown men
Sitting around a computer
Crying over a game

Let's all cry together now

Wahhhh!!! Wahhhhh!!

Let's all cry together now

Wahhhhh!! Wahhhh!!!


in my eyes
tears
coming down
on my cheeks
asking me and
you
tears and dreams
who killed my
dream ?

What a joke this team and front office have become , and the fans are no better , I'm out !!! Good bye dolphins and this time I mean it.....

The Dolphins laid down in too many games this year. That's coaching pure and simple. Ross wants to make his star owners happy, not the fans. Its clear that the fierce Dolphins offense of run up the middle twice and then throw an incomplete pass or interception is as brilliant as its gonna get for the next few years. Oh man do I have to root for the Bucs? If Sparano and his coaches stay I would rather watch a chess game then get depressed watching what he believes is football. Just because your players like you mean they will work for you. Just check out their stats.

Bill parcells

BP is best at coaching, being on the sideline, making decisions, pushing the players buttons. GM was an experiment, not his game. Sparano should leave to preserve his dignity, BP should take over the sideline for 1 year, he wouldn't want more than that anyway...and then we find a coach for next year, or bring in a good OC and groom the OC or DC to take over. Seems like a reasonable plan to me. As it is now 2011 will be a total waste.

I agree with you Andy of NJ. I can totally see Ross talking with Peterson and Ireland and realizing he frucked up and owes it to himself and the players to part ways. Fruck the fans we mean nothing. But this organization is is bad shape it seems. I hope its figured out tomorrow.

Its pretty obvious this team now def needs a football czar or president that Tony and Jeff both have to answere to. Its out of control now that daddy (bp) has left the building. Not really sure who though. Marino would be nice, but he's too smart to take the job. Maybe a guy like Brian Bellick or Marty Shotienhimer(sp?)? Tony Dungy would be perfect too, doubt he would be interested though.

Hey box of kotex! We have the right to cry it's going to be a bad season coming up it's time to let it all out so when the season start the dolphin won't make me cry, weeeee weeeee weeeee LOL!

in my eyes
tears
coming down
white on my cheeks
and sticky
oh wait
are they tears
or are they...
yes, what was his name now
who killed my dream ?

Dear Mr. Ross,

Thank you for buying our latest book, How to destroy an NFL team in 72 hours.

Sincerly,
Danny & Jerry

steps to solve the mess[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[

1-SEND CARL PETRSON HOME .
2-GET TUNA BACK
3-SAY SORRY TO THE FANS

Jon I think it's obvious who that Pres will be and thats Peterson. Sparano saga is not over yet until I see the press conference or it's reported the sides have agreed and its officially over. Until then Miami may go wit Mike Nolan the DC or maybe even a guy like Herm Edwards who Peterson previously hired or Billick who has credentials. Fassel? Maybe not.

Kleenex, go change your tampon.

"You play to win the game!"

TONT SPARANO SIGNED A CONTRACT THROUGH 2013

Hey Joe not according to Ross and Ireland Sparano! They play to loose the game LMAO!!

Aloco, please come back to the real world.

Another odd thing, there has never been any official announcement that BP is no longer an employee of the team. TS confirmed he still was as of a week ago. If Peterson is giving advice its clearly because BP wants nothing to do with Ross. Peterson will not be GM even for a day, he is old and retired, just giving a friend advice.

TONY SPARANO HAS AN EXPANDED ROLE ON PICKING PERSONAL WITH IRELAND......NEW CONTRACT FOR EXTRA 2 YEARS

at this point in the soap opera ross should go after bobby the brain heenan to see if hes interested he definitely knows how to win championships

Lets all cry together now

Wahhhhh!! Wahhhhh!!!

Let's all cry together now

Wahhhhh!! Wahhhhh!!!

Are any of you actually real guys?

Crying over a coach???

You have got to be kidding me

TONY SPARANO HAS SIGNED A NEW CONTRACT WITH EXTRA 2 YEARS

If Carl Peterson is named president of anything in regards to this team, I'm done. They might as well re-name the team the Clippers, and be allowed to coach the senior bowl every year because they will have a top 5 pick every year. The first thing they teach you in business is don't do business with friends and family. How can this moron really be so ignorant?

Maybe the Williams sisters should get there dad to coach this team!

Aloco, wake up. You're rambling again.

TS HAS MORE POWERS TO PERSONALS INCLUDING DRAFT PICKS AND ASS COACHES .

Aloco,

link? You are a fool boy!

NOW THE DOLPHINS OWNER WILL COME TOMORROW TO SAY ,HE'S VERY SORRY AND LET'S START CLEAN HOUSE AND RELEASE PLAYERS

All the fans get a million dolla chandelier! Hahahahah

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