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Sparano attempts to offer reasons for hope

It's tough being a Dolphins fan these days.

The team is winless.

The team's home field no longer offers advantage.

Players say they are monsters but play like pussy cats. Others challenge reporters to strap on pads during interviews but cannot make tackles when they count. Others are upset they are being asked to "Suck for Luck," when, in fact, no one is asking them to do anything other be themselves -- which should take care of things just fine.

And, of course, a coaching staff about to be replaced inside of two months so far has no answers for turning the thing around.

But there is hope. No, we're not back talking about Suck for Luck. If you listen to coach Tony Sparano there is a bright side to these dark days. Sparano was asked Thursday what fans -- you folks -- can dig your fingernails into and hold on to as hope.

His answer:

"Well, the only thing I can say in that situation is the team is playing hard. These guys are playing hard and they practice hard. If you want hope, I mean, they’re playing hard, they’re practicing hard, there’s improvement in different areas, there really is.

"I can point to three phases in the special teams game right now that has improved tremendously. Now the phase that we’re not quite where we want to be right now, we’re not anywhere where we want to be right now, is in the kickoff return phase. We have to be better in that because that’s going to help us finish drives better offensively. Just field position, we’re not very good in that phase right at this particular time. We got to do a better job there. But that, the defense from a run standpoint right now has gotten themselves a little bit better. We’re starting to play better there.

"Offensively we’re running the ball better and doing some different things. You’re getting bigger plays, you’re getting chunk plays. That’s all I’ve heard from three years here is trying to get the ball down field. We’re one of the top teams in the league in getting the ball down the field right now. I’d be encouraged about those things. I’d be encouraged about the players that are out there playing right now, the (Charles) Clays, the (Daniel) Thomas’, the (Mike) Pounceys, the Jimmy Wilsons. You know, the list is long, talking about a lot of young, Reshad Jones. I mean these guys are all young players right now. For me, I think those things are all really positive.

"And I think the more those guys play, the better this football teams going to get. This team is just going to continue to get better and that’s what I really believe in my heart that this thing is going to turn. I know the attitude of the people in that locker room. I’ve coached four teams here now and I love this team. I just, for whatever reason, I don’t know what it is, they just come to work every day and they go to work. I don’t know if that gives them optimism. When you’re 0-5 I understand that there’s not a lot of it but in that locker room these guys come in here and they are trying to win every single game that we play."

There.

Did that work? Feeling more hopeful, Dolphins fans?

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THE COACHES TALK ABOUT NOT HAVING A PASS RUSH, BUT I AGREE WITH YOU HOW CAN YOU HAVE A PASS RUSH DROPPING TAYLOR AND CAM WAKE(TRYING TO COVER SANTONIO HOLMES, LOL) INTO COVERAGE? JUST DUMB COACHING, THEY REALLY NEED TO GO, BUT I CAN SEE WHY ROSS IS KEEPING SPARANO AND CO. AROUND- TO MAKE SURE AND GET THAT 1ST PICK IN THE DRAFT.

I would give my spare leg, to listen to Tony talk with his coaches about the different players. What he really has to say about Marshall or what he thought of Moore 's performance last Monday. What he would say to Nolan about the Lousy play of the "D" or the "pud" plays the Daboll calls much too often. Mando is good but he only relays to us what the coaches want us to know. Maybe we should send some body in to the organization under cover?!*

"just like critics say Tebow is not that great."

He's not that great, you don't need to be a critic to know that. At some point, a QB has to pass the ball.

I think its funny, Luck has already stated he wont play for the phins or any other team except for Denver, guess he wants to play for Elway. So all you suck for luck fan, he is going to pull a Elway or Eli tirade, plus he may not even come out he has another year left at Stanford, so you better hope Griffin is available.

He still has his facination with special teams. The ole fistpumper. The only thing I can think of is he lost his virginity to some snooki nj chick and gave a big fist pump when he finished. Thats why he is so obsessed with the super magic field goal. His face looks like Ron Jeremy doing the money shot every time he gets that FG from the red zone when its fourth and inches.

Salvaje- I dont think Andrew Luck would play for the current Dolphins team. Hopefully we will have a new regime with a respected coach. He would be the guaranteed starter and we have enough cap room to give him a big contract. There are worse areas to play football in than Miami. Anyway if we had to trade the pick we should get great compensation as long as Ireland is gone. I have a feeling Carl Peterson will be our new GM due to his relationship w Ross. Redskins fans do not have happy memories of him but who knows? As far as coach I have no idea. Hopefully they pick an offense oriented coach, Rob Ryan will be a candidate for some other teams like the Rams who are going to fire their coach also but he has limited knowledge of offenses. I guess Cowher would be ok but he reminds me of Sporano too much in his philosophies. I really thought we had Gruden lined up until he signed the new ESPN contract. All we can do is cross out fingers and hope for the best. One thing is for sure, the staus quo is not an option.

Sparano is done. We need a real coach.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8tPprtkWZzA

This is just a fun video. Dolphins have a hit a new low. Its very sad im not sure Our new owner Ross cam lift us from a bad place. Time will tell.

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