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Stephen Ross: I have not reached out to Cowher

There have been multiple reports of undercover and backroom wheeling and dealing by owner Stephen Ross as he tries to land a new coach for the Miami Dolphins.

The latest is an NFL.com report citing an unnamed league source that states Ross has been in contact with Bill Cowher's agent about making the former Pittsburgh Steelers coach the next Dolphins coach.

The report is not true, Ross is telling The Miami Herald.

"I have not reached out to him in any way and will not so long as Tony [Sparano] is the coach," Ross said in a statement tonight. "I will not reach out to anyone so long as Tony is the coach.

"And," the short statement concludes, "I hope Tony wins and stays the coach."

I also contacted Dolphins CEO Mike Dee and he was aware of the owner's statement to me. Dee highlighted that the Dolphins are not making contact with anyone through any back channel, removing speculation team intermediaries might be working on the matter.

"As Steve has expressed in recent weeks," Dee said, "we remain fully supportive and committed to Tony and there is no discussion under way, either formal or informal, to talk to anyone."

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Can we plead the Robbie family to come back. That is the only time the Dolphins were respectable. Please Robbie family.

Jeff Fisher makes the most sense out of all the options brought up so far for head coach. Ross needs to hire a really good GM to find the talent and run a professional team. I say keep Nolan, he has been a very good defensive coordinator with the right talent. Find a new offensive coordinator.

If they get the #1 overall pick take Luck, if not be smart and take Landry Jones and then draft the best player available, dont draft based on need, we need everything, so take the best player available at each pick.

Then change the stadium name back to
Joe Robbie Stadium
and bring the glory days back to Miami.

Fire Sparano after the Giants game. Why have you kept him this long ?

Oklahoma St. 42, Baylor 3! R. Griffith III not very impressive so far.

Griffin III

THIS IS REALLY VERY OLD.WHY SHOULE WE BELIEVE
HIM NOW(ROSS). DEE IS JUST A MOUTH PIECE LOO-
KING FOR A MEAL TICKET.THEY HAD LIE BEFORE,
THEY ARE LYING NOW. FIRE T.S. & J.I. THE SOO-
NER THE BETTER. NO TWO WAYS ABOUT IT.

xxxxxxxxxxxxx NEWS FLASH !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

ESPN reporting that sorces close to Andrew Luck say that if Miami has the 1st overall selection in the 2012 draft that Luck will return to Stanford for his Sr. Season rather than play for the Dolphins. They went on to say that the only way he would come out 100% is if the Colts hold the #1 pick, thay also said that Caldwell will get the axe in Indy because even though Manning is hurt he doesn`t play D and there on pace to maybe give up the most points this year and G.M. Polian will be in the market for a Coach as well.

As a life long Fins fan who lived our flag ship days it hurt to hear because it really is amazing how far we`ve actually fallen but blame this mess on that stupid SUCK FOR LUCK campaign which looks to have blown up in our faces ! Aside from the fact that THE GUY DOESN`T WANT TO PLAY FOR US ! They were round table discussing if any respected Coach would take the Miami job with Ireland at G.M. should Ross who has a working relationship with him choose to retain him !

HEY PA finfan, I HEAR U. NOBODY LIKES WHAT
THIS TEAM HAS BECOME. THEY'RE INEPT, LIARS,
DISRESPECTUL OF US,THE FANS. THEY ONLY CARE
ABOUT HTE $. ASK THE EMPLOYEES THAT GOT LAID
OFF. THE FUNNY THINGS IS, THE ONLY WAY TO MAKE
HIS $ BACK, IS FIELDING A VERY GOOD TEAM.
WE'RE ABOU 3 TO 5 YRS. AWAY. TIL THEN, DO NOT
GO TO ANY GAMES. LET ALL THE GAMES BE BLACKOUTS
HIT HEM WERE IT HURTS. OCCUPY THE DOLPHINS.

we all know its cowhers job if he wants it. problem is i dont think he wants anything to do with this mickey mouse operation

fin4life wheres the link for that

Just watched Oklahoma game . Landry Jones passed for over 500 yards and 5 TD . He has a very nice throwing motion ...very good accuracy . Wouldnt say he has a cannon ..looks like just above average arm . However the boy has all day to throw the ball !! Its like Brady behind Patriots line ..all day to throw ..no pressure . We ll see how good he can be in NFL ..Again looks good but not great . Heard that Baylor is getting killed and RG3 numbers arent impressive .. Up next Andrew Luck at 8 pm

Ah I think it's obvious he HAS to say this!!
He embarrassed everyone with his failure to land Harbaugh. If he had been hired this wouldn't matter. But since it failed, no potential coach wants to be treated like that!!
Cowher coming in now would mess up our suck for luck campaign!!
So until he knows Cowher will sign a long term tony will stay. Which unless you really have them more secret talks how do you know how much this will cost. Also, Cowher probably wants Luck as bad as we do!! It will make his job that much easier!!!
So Tony S stays and becomes that scapegoat!!
I really hope Cowher finds a place for Sporano on this team after everything.
I know it's unlikely but, Sporano is a good dude!!!
Anyone agree?????

The problem with fu-kin Lesbians, is that when they com-, they look depreciatingly at your di-k.

This is infinitely worse than the lock-out. We are being destroyed.

What's up losers

phinsman,
Every team with a coach not named Belicheck is interested in Cowher. So what?
Only in Miami is it a BACKDOOR negotiation.

Price Master popped up. Don't fu-k with me. I'm not in the mood.

After the depreciation+revenue sharing+tax credits Ross will have a 20% return to share with his investors.
When he gets tired of having his ass wiped with $100 dollar bills he'll have one of his people reach out through a network of agents to find someone available to us.
Maybe Cowher. Maybe not.
No one cares but us.

Maybe some of you sweeties might consider bedding with Ross(ugh!.i know ,i know), like some of you pies did with Assange and that IMF president. You know, not to destroy him, rather, to comply?

Everybody gets a role in this league.
I know what Henne's role going forward will be:
think Brien Greise QB/Scapegoat.

There are 4-6 teams 'rebuilding' every year and they need someone to blame it on while they get better in other areas.

Chad Henne is a perfect NFL scapegoat. He's easy to blame and he puts up a 300 yarder a couple times a month so there is s h i t going on in the game.

dusty b @6:51,

I was flipping through the ESPN Channels ( I get all four) and they had a preview show for tomorows NFL games on with the NFL crew and they dropped that ugly little nugget. They never quote anybody directly but say that sources close to A.Luck say he would rather play out his Sr. season than go to Miami.

They then went of on a round table about the Fins and said some C H I T that while you`ll hate is true and that is if you take the 08 season of the books Miami in the last decade has fallen to the ranks of the lower echelon teams that never seem to crawl out.

They questioned if any Coach worth a damn would go to the Fins with Ireland still in place should Ross retain him. I was pretty floored after watching and went to my computer to post it, most of you know me, I wouldn`t have put it up had I not heard it from reliable sources like ESPN. "LUCK DOESN`T WANT TO BE A FIN BUT LIKES GOING TO THE COLTS" and I quote!!!

M O M M Y......

PriceFixer is posting the word "Backdoor"

again...
.
.

Colts fans have their own "suck for Luck" movement as do Seahawks fans and Broncos fans. The Rams fans aren't so much saying they want their team to "suck for Luck" but they look at their season as being lost at this point and would not mind a top five draft pick to help improve their team.
I have a hard time believing Luck doesn't want to play for Miami based on the MEDIA DRIVEN "suck for Luck" campaign. Now, I know guys like Armando are going to plead "not guilty" and say he is just reporting the news but the media has a tendency to blow things out of proportion. How can you call it a "suck for Luck" campaign or say that "Dolphin Fans want their team to "Suck for Luck" when there are only a handful of people you are sampling with the posters on your blogs.
If you take the total number of Dolphin fans that post on the Herald, Sun-Sentinal and Palm Beach Post websites you have a grand total of about 50 fans. So, you as a reporter take it upon yourself to "run with it" and report that "Dolphin fans are rooting for their team to lose" and "some even want them to lose on purpose" and make it sound as though it has reached epidemic proportions.
The fans of this team also want the head of Bill Parcells on a platter. Why isn't anyone reporting how angry Dolphin fans are with Parcells for taking this team to the bowels of ineptitude? Why isn't CBS Sports, ESPN, Fox Sports, etc. talking to Parcells and telling him that the Miami fans are piszed about what he has managed to do to our team? He brought in Sparano. He brought in Ireland. He drafted Pat White.
But, no. The media continue to make their point of focus the "suck for Luck" campaign that is going "full force" in Miami.
So, getting back to the original message; I don't believe Andrew Luck has said anything close to "I will not play for Miami if they draft me" because he has said he doesn't pay any attention to any of what is going on because he wants to focus on this season at Stanford. I believe he meant what he said when he said it and I also believe that, when the season is over, Luck will just wait until draft day and he will go wherever he is drafted. Saying anything else about him is questioning his character and he has never shown that he lacks character at any time in his career. So, give it a break.

Yo moms cannot protect yo backdoor

Oscar (@ 7:05 PM)


How often has this happened to you?
.
.

judy finkle,
Character in college football is playing with a seperated throwing shoulder and getting your team a berth in a bcs bowl.

Being white and rich is not character.

OSCAR, YOU WISH YOU HAVE A LESBIAN ,TOO BAD YOU R IN YOUR 60'S ..........

PRICE MASTER ..........WOULD YOU SHORT BANCKS NOW ?

The Dolphins are all HAARPed up

U were warned

U did nothing

What can HAARP do for U?

How bout a Blizzard affecting over 60 million people in the NE USA in October

Japan Tsunami ?

2012 , the end is near

have a HAARPy day :(

As long as dow> 11,000 I'm shote

judy finkle @7:38,

It was somebody on local talk radio that started that SUCK FOR LUCK thing and got enough response that Luck himself heard about it from "The NFL Network" and called it stupid. While the other teams you mention are probably chomping at the bit as much as any of us they aren`t openly on talk radio holding forums about sucking for anybody! The post I put up regarding Luck not wanting to be a Fin and his future will more than likely be repeated given it`s a preview of all of tomorows games on ESPN.

I've been saying for a month Luck will never come here. Why would he? Why would anyone?

Loose for Landry

5 TDs and 505 yards passing. Let luck go somewhere else if he wants.

I expected resistance at 11,200 but nothing. But there is no volume above that point so where is the conviction?

price master , sales force (( crm )) MANY ARE SAYING WILL BE THE NEXT ** NFLX LOSING 50% FROM $139.00 CLOSING ON FRI ...WHAT YOU SAY ?


judy finkle @7:38,

It was somebody on local talk radio that started that SUCK FOR LUCK thing and got enough response that Luck himself heard about it from "The NFL Network" and called it stupid. While the other teams you mention are probably chomping at the bit as much as any of us they aren`t openly on talk radio holding forums about sucking for anybody! The post I put up regarding Luck not wanting to be a Fin and his future will more than likely be repeated given it`s a preview of all of tomorows games on ESPN.

Posted by: fin4life | October 29, 2011 at 07:52 PM

and you know they aren't "openly on talk radio holding forums about sucking for anybody" because.... you are monitoring local sports radion in each of these markets? give me a break, loser.
There is no report from ESPN anywhere that has Luck saying anything of the sort. I Googled it, i did a Yahoo search and I even did a search on the ESPN site and, do you know what I found? NOTHING! Do you know why. You're a lying loser, brother of Unfoiled Harpam. What, do the two of you guys sit around and slap each other in the face with your wankers?
You forget that CBS Sports reported that Miami has "reached out" to Bill Cowher. I've been watching ESPN all day today flipping from one channel to another watching the football games and there hasn't been a single report, lead-in or otherwise.

I gotta go. It's time to watch our next qb beat USC.

Just remember USC is in the hood.
Stanford is in amongst the white folks.

What Luck really thinks about the Fins or any other player for that matter can swing 90 degrees by Febuary, well before the draft, if Ross gets rid of these jokers and at least puts a respectable G.M. in place by then. It would swing the entire 180 degrees if that G.M. puts a Coach in place by the end of Feb or the 1st week of March at the latest. It would instill confidence that there is a working structure in place.

At this point though Ross would need to swing a very respectable G.M. to get that ball rolling. It`s like everything in life cause I remember when players refered to Green Bay back in the late 80`s to early 90`s as the witness protection program of the NFL given you went there to never be heard from again a solid FO from 94 foward and there one of the glory franchises again. I would however if I were Ross start the head choppng right now and not with Sparano but Ireland and may the search to replace him begin!!!!

and you know they aren't "openly on talk radio holding forums about sucking for anybody" because.... you are monitoring local sports radion in each of these markets? give me a break, loser.
There is no report from ESPN anywhere that has Luck saying anything of the sort. I Googled it, i did a Yahoo search and I even did a search on the ESPN site and, do you know what I found? NOTHING! Do you know why. You're a lying loser, brother of Unfoiled Harpam. What, do the two of you guys sit around and slap each other in the face with your wankers?
You forget that CBS Sports reported that Miami has "reached out" to Bill Cowher. I've been watching ESPN all day today flipping from one channel to another watching the football games and there hasn't been a single report, lead-in or otherwise.

judy finkle | October 29, 2011 at 08:05 PM

Listen up Ace Ventura I`ll be glad to look for it and post it given it`s Sat. and I have the time. I cearly said they were quoting sources close to Luck and everybody knows that`s about as reiable as Obama baiing out the economy. You make it sound like it`s ground breaking or something and should be all over the web. Do us all a favor take a pill you rabid HO and go back to stroking animals while kicking balls wide right. I meen I read your post "Don`t question Luck`s character he`s an upstanding young man" Hmmmm and then you make mention of my shlong, sounds to me like there`s only one freak on here!!

Change coaches and GM's for what?
What if Ross brings in an interim regime and it wins 3 games.
Then what?
Move on with the 9th pick instead of top 2?

JUDY,


DO YOU HAVE A JOB?-

Frankly this team the way it is could win 4 or 5 games.
I was with bobbyd12 and others pre-season thinking this was a good young team.

PriceMaster @8:20,

I never said change Coach read it again I said dump the G.M. now given you can ask the NFL Head Offices for permisssion to talk to any FO personel right now by simply bumping the title to V.P. which Ireland is for all intents and purposes. You then from day one of the offseason officially hire and begin a comprehensive coaching search whch would instill confidence in FA`s and potential picks regarding the team.

FIN4IFE................ OUR GM IS A GARAGE MANGER AND OUR HC IS A HIGH SCHOOL OC COACH ...................

OUR TEAM IF WE CAN CALL THEM A TEAM IS THE WORST GROUP OF SELFISH PLAYERS FROM MARSHALL TO JAEON TAYLOR .

Aloco,

Good to hear from you Bro been a while, I agree with you if I were Ross I`d dump Ireland now and leave Sparano in place but begin looking for the guy to lead the FO now!! You know that`s the hardest person to find the quicker he starts looking the better


"Don`t question Luck`s character he`s an upstanding young man" Hmmmm and then you make mention of my shlong, sounds to me like there`s only one freak on here!!

Posted by: fin4life | October 29, 2011 at 08:19 PM

sorry, gerkin boy. didn't mean to offend you.

FIN,


AGRRE WITH YOU ON THE GM , HOW CAN ROSS ALLOWS HIM TO SIGN A GROUP OF PLAYERS WHO ARE SELFISH LIKE R.BUSH AND JT AND SIGN WASHED OUT PLAYERS LIKE COLOMBO ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,


FIN,


AGRRE WITH YOU ON THE GM , HOW CAN ROSS ALLOWS HIM TO SIGN A GROUP OF PLAYERS WHO ARE SELFISH LIKE R.BUSH AND JT AND SIGN WASHED OUT PLAYERS LIKE COLOMBO ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,

Posted by: ALoco | October 29, 2011 at 08:41 PM

Yeeaah, Reggie Bush is definitely selfish. Spends the most time on the field, by far, after practice on the juggs machine and doing sprints while pulling weights. He's one selfish sonbit(h.

Reggie Bush: "Hey, Brandon. Wanna stay with me after practice and catch some balls on the Juggs?"

Brandon Marshall: "No thanks man. Don't need it."

Aloco,

I get the feeling with everything that went down at the beginning of the year that somebody maybe even Parcells sold Ross on Ireland being a young up and coming G.M. What gives me the impression it was Parcells were his comments that he regreted not hiring Rex and even recommended him to the Jets, remember we were on that for days on here back then. I think though that Ross sees the writing on the wall given at the end of the day it`s his bank that is bleeding.

JUDY,,,R.BUSH THE 6 MIKKION MAN PER UEAR AVERAGING 4 YARDA A GAME ,WORSE THAN R,WILLIAM A M1 MILLION YEAR PLAYER OR R.BROWN 3 MILLION A year player ..


whO cares how long does bush WORKS ,IF HE CAN'T PRODUCE DURING GAMES.............


JUDY...YOUR IQ IS VERY LOW .

judy finkle,

I don`t disagree with you per say just got a problem with your deivery. I can respect another persons debate but it`s a blog were not in person and your talking with a bunch of men some mutual respect wouldn`t kill you. As far as those comments you say were never made I say I heard that some sources close to him said it not him personally and am on the lookout for a repeat of that segment to post your way.

AS LONG AS DOLPHINS HAVE FANS WITH LOW IQ LIKE JUDY,THERE'S NO HOPE //////////////////////

Aloco,

By the way I got back from that work trip last week, it was really nice over there especially the Port City of Durban but way to far Bro, started to really feel out of place and wanted to be done already. The 18 hours flying were no fun either but they did one day take me to this water park called USHARK were they have an actual 7 Ft. Great White which I didn`t think there were any in captivity and that was really cool

DID YOU GO TO THE NORTH BEACH BY THE BLUE WATER HOTEL IN DURBAN ?


JUDY,,,R.BUSH THE 6 MIKKION MAN PER UEAR AVERAGING 4 YARDA A GAME ,WORSE THAN R,WILLIAM A M1 MILLION YEAR PLAYER OR R.BROWN 3 MILLION A year player ..


whO cares how long does bush WORKS ,IF HE CAN'T PRODUCE DURING GAMES.............


JUDY...YOUR IQ IS VERY LOW .

Posted by: ALoco | October 29, 2011 at 08:52 PM

Reggie Bush is playing for a team that can't block for the run and that has an offensive coordinator who has no clue how to use him. Bush can run between the tackles. Not on every down and, no, he can't carry the ball 25 to 35 times a game. But, he can make people miss and he's got a great burst once he catches the ball. ....and, he's not got the MH, MR issues of one Brandon "Diva" Marshall. Let me ask you this? If Bush was put in the slot instead of Bess who do you thinkg would have the better numbers? Bess or Bush? Yeah, Bush has never lived up to being a #2 pick in the draft but the team would be better off had they been using him to return punts all season instead of Bess and if they had used him correctly on offense.

Finally, and to the point on Andrew Luck not wanting to play for this team, you pick him anyway and the only way he plays for another team next year is the other team gives up their first and second round picks for at least the next five years.

JUDY,,,,,,,,,, EVERY TIME WE SIGN A L,OUSY PLAYER LIKE BUSH WE TRY HARD TO FIND A REASON OR A REASON FOR HIM NOT PRODUCING ,THEN WE CAN FIND A REASON FOR ALL OF OUR LOUSY PLAYERS NOT PRODUCING AS A TEAM .


TO THE ISSUE OF (( BUSH OR BESS ))....

BESS ,WHO ? ANOTHER LOUSY PLAYER IN A TEAM WAS BUILD BY OUR GARAGE MANAGER IRELAND ............

Aloco,

In Durban I stayed at the Elegani right in front of the Beach and the Indian Ocean runs down that Coast line. I never saw a Blue Water hotel though and I saw a bunch because the Port were I had to go every day was a good 12 miles away. I stayed were I stayed because it was a safer area. I can tell you if your ever in Durban you must go eat at the Butcher Boy given your love of Restaurants because the Steaks were incredible, I put down a 700 gram serloin that I ony finnished because it was so damn good.

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