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Sparano releases statement through agent

Tony Sparano often texted me during his time as Dolphins head coach, sometimes to suggest columns, sometimes to criticize my columns, sometimes to thank me for columns or blogs. I reached out to him the past two days after his firing and he has not returned my texts.

That's fine. I get it.

He's an emotional guy. He's hurt. He probably doesn't understand that I had to write about his eroding job status -- because that's my job -- when that was the last thing he wanted in the newspaper.

But several people have told him he needs to make some sort of public statement to close the Dolphins chapter on his career. As he apparently doesn't want to speak or isn't ready to speak to the media, he's doing the next best thing:

He just released a statement through his agent, Jimmy Sexton.

It reads:

“I want to take this opportunity to thank the Miami Dolphin organization, my players and coaches and our fans for all the help they gave me  during my time in Miami.  It was an honor and a privilege to have been the head coach for such a storied franchise as the Miami Dolphins. Visiting with Coach Shula before games, getting to know the Hall of Famers and so many other great Dolphin alumni, and being surrounded by the team’s tradition every day of the year are memories that will stay with me forever.

"I can’t say enough about our players  --  I love and appreciate them all and I value the effort they gave me from the very first moment I walked in the door. They practiced and played hard every day, and always put the success of the team ahead of themselves. It was a joy to work with these special men, and no one can ask for more than what they gave me. For this they will always have my gratitude, and I am proud to have coached them. My coaching and support staff were wonderful  --  I’ve never been around a better group of guys. There is no way I can thank them for their commitment and their loyalty. We worked hard together to reach a common goal and I appreciate their sacrifice and dedication.

"And finally, my wife Jeanette and I want to thank our great fans here. They made us feel at home the day we moved down and welcomed us with open arms. We enjoyed making so many friends and are grateful for the opportunities they gave us to contribute to the South Florida community. It’s a special place with special people, and we appreciate all their warmth and friendship. My heartfelt thanks to everyone who supported me during my tenure with the Dolphins. It was a special time in my life, and I’m looking forward to continuing my coaching career very soon.”

Coach is taking the high road. He's showing future employers he's a classy guy. He's boiling with venom toward Jeff Ireland and Stephen Ross, which he does not mention in his statement, but not showing any of that because, well, what is that going to accomplish?

Sparano never threw players under the bus even when they deserved it. He's not throwing the organization under the bus even though some members of his family have been told they're no longer allowed around the Dolphins facility for any reason whatever.

Good move by coach. Just as he was advised.

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It's a shame that Parcels left his crony to be annihilated by the press.

NO MORE RETREADS! We want Les Miles!STAY AWAY
COWHER , GRUDEN AND FISHER!

Tony was class act.....lol.....

have i stumbled apoun the blog of the POLITICALLY CORRECT.....

Tony cut players at will......it was his job to do so.....problem is.....too often he cut the WRONG PLAYERS.....that why he was fired.....

too he he was too conservative......

too often he wasted timeouts....and squandered 4th quarter leads....

too often he played for a tie.....instead of playing for a win...

Too often he coached for a FG....instead of a TD.....

Too often HIS OL failed the him....

Too often his team failed him....

Too often he failed the team....

and BTW...imo...there was nothing classy about that statement.....No mention of Mr. Ross by name....NOT classy.....

Sporano (i give a dam how you spell it)......failed Mr. Ross, the Dolphins, the Players, and the Fans miserably.....

So why some feel sorrow for Tony and his failed coaching experiment.....

I feel relief....Glad to see he is gone....I only wish it was sooner.....like 13 games ago......and definitely after 0-4......

Enjoy your Millions Tony.....after all...just a few weeks ago.....you told us....that you were having the "most fun" you have had while coaching the Dolphins.....

I hope Mr. Ross just made it a little less enjoyable....

"Just as he was advised..." I don't think that extra little line at the end is warranted. Seems like you're offended by the fact that he hasn't returned your texts and trying to get a little jab in there. Maybe you should show a little of this "class" your referring to and display some sympathy for a great guy who's been screwed over countless times after giving his life to this team.

Tony.....classy until the end. Miss you coach...wish it had ended better but you're in the 'win' business and there wasn't enough of them. Good luck in all future endeavours.

'He's boiling with venom towards Jeff Ireland and Stephen Ross'.....huh? For what? This idea that Ireland hasn't given him enough talent is bogus! Couldn't you say that for ANY coach. Sorry, don't care what anyone says....this SHOULDN'T be a 4 win team. That falls on Tony. And I hate this idea that everything works in a 'vacuum'. Are you saying that Tony had ZERO input when it came to drafted players and FA's.....like ZERO? If you truly believe that then you're naive.

He did the best he could and it wasn't good enough. For that he was fired after being given PLENTY of time to turn things around. Let's not try and make out he was wronged in Miami.....plenty of time!

i dont ever seeig tony sparano stabbing anyone in the back. ireland is a diffrent story.

This is a good Blog to mark the posters that are being paid for writing here(as if we didn't know....)

Coach Sparano had to go.Classy person,undoubtedly.Was given ample to lead Our team.Do wish him the best!

Tony stabbed us fans in the back. Didn't you see the preseason luncheon speech? He told us all this team will WIN. He forgot to mention very little and not until game 8.

He should have resigned last year after that end of season fiasco too.

Tony was paid highly for his troubles which only caused us fans pain.

I wish no ill on anyone, but Tony was a clown coach. Time for him to find a new circus.

LES MILES? IM SURE HIS FRIEND AND FORMER LSU HC NICK SABAN WILL WARN HIM TO STAY AS FAR AWAY FROM MIAMI AS POSSIBLE.

REMEMBER, THE SAME NICK SABAN LES MILES REPLACED WHEN SABAN BOLTED FOR MIAMI?

Coach Sparano is the winner in this mess. He gets paid for another year. He gets to get away from an idiot owner and a back-stabbing weasel GM. Rejoice Tony, and run as fast as you can from this garbage franchise. They did you a huge favor!

So Josh McDaniels may be recycled by the Chiefs and Eric Man "genius" may be recycled by the Dolphins?

How long before folks realize the "Patriots Way" family tree ends with Bill Belichick and Tom Brady and will end for good when those two are gone? It didn't branch with Josh McDaniels, Eric Mangini, Scott Pioli, Charlie Weiss, or Romeo Crennell.

DD,

No one's advocating Sparano shouldnt be fired. Everyone's up in arms about why Ireland wasnt sent packing too!

dln265,

Dont forget Sean Payton. He and Bellichick seem to be the only "bright bulbs" dangling from the Parcells football tree. That's it!

it was a huge mistake not firing sparano at the end of last season, especially after he became a lame duck with the harbaugh debacle.
the price is a lost year, and more time for ireland to blame the team's futility on the head coach.

I don't think I can remember a dumber billionaire/millionaire (whatever he is) than Stephen Ross - what a joke he has turned my team into. Please Mr. Ross - owning a football team is a bad investment - can't you find something else to spend your money on - please sell the team and go away. You have made more mistakes in your tenure than I can count. I can't believe that you amassed this fortune on your own. Did daddy leave you a pile of money to start and you got lucky on a few deals? You may be a smart business man but you don't have a clue how to run a professional football team. Please, just sell the team and invest elsewhere. We don't need you to ruin our team for us - we need you to go away. Let's take a look at themost successful teams in the league -Green Bay, New England, Houston, Pittsburgh, the Giants, Chicago - these teams are in the playoffs every year - what do they all have in common? They hire a good coach and they stick with him. I'm not saying Sparano was the right coach but c'mon, stop playing musical coaches with this team. Hire someone and go away - PLEASE!! Oh yeah and hey Fatty Parcells, go ruin someone else's team you fat fraud.

Ireland and Sparano both should have been fired last season. We would have gotten a 1st rd qb in the 2011 draft and had Bill Cowher.

All we have now, are egg on our faces then and even more egg on our faces now.

Ross had no business buying anyone's pro football team, not to mention the Dolphins.

I wouldnt even trust Ross owning a pee wee league push go-cart team.

Okay, Sparano lovers, put down the crack pipe and back away.This must be Sparano's agent posting under different names. The guy is a total loser that didn't have a clue, he should never have been a head coach.He didn't work his way up and earn it and it showed.Without Parcells who would have hired Tony as a H/C ? NO ONE !

If Ross did own a pee wee league push go-cart team. He would probably have the weakest kid on the team doing all of the pushing!

Meanwhile, the Jets are heading right back into the playoffs.

Had Parcells taken Ryan instead of recommending him to the Jets, things would be different.

It's just amazing how bad the Parcells signing worked out. Lot's of hope down the tubes. Wayne should not have called his bluff and let him go to Atlanta.

But, if it is Ross's fault, like you say, then, at the very end, who is going to fire Ross? Don't you see? You want to destroy everything you don't like, even going against common logic. That's infantile thinking.

Dear Mr. Salguero

The unedited Tony Sparano press release

I want to take this opportunity to say Phu-ck the Miami Dolphin organization, the players and the coaches and all the fans for all the hell they gave me during my time in Miami.

It was an horror and a nightmare to have been the head coach for such a storied franchise as the Miami Dolphins.

Getting yelled at by Coach Shula before games, getting reemed by the Hall of Famers and so many other Dolphin alumni, and being surrounded by the team’s tradition every day of the year are bad memories that will haunt me forever.

I can’t swear and curse enough about our players -- I hate and despise them all and I will never value the lack of effort they gave me from the very first moment I walked in the door.

They never practiced or played hard every day, and always put there own personal success first instead of the team.

It was joy-less to work with these special fools, and no one could have taken more crap than the crap they gave me.

For this they will always have to look over there shoulders, and I am proud to have put my son on the payroll. My coaching and support staff were a bunch of A-holes -- I’ve never been around a bigger group of idiots.

There is no way I will thank them for their lack ofcommitment and their Dis-loyalty. I worked hard together with my son to reach a common goal and I appreciate my sons sacrifice and dedication.

And finally, my wife Jeanette and I want say Phu-ck off to all the fans here.

They never made us feel at home from the day we moved down and cursed us with middle fingers.

We would have enjoyed making friends and are grateful that we didn't have the opportunities they gave others to contribute to the South Florida community.

It’s a special olympics place with special olympics people, and we appreciate all their special olympics warmth and non-friendship.

My heartfelt middle finger to everyone who did not support me during my tenure with the Dolphins.

It was a special time in my life, and I’m looking forward to getting the hell out of south florida andcontinuing my coaching career very soon.'


Fist-Pump


Soiled :)

Phin4Life, you are the total loser. Sparano is the lucky one. He gets to leave. WE DOLFANS ARE STUCK WITH THIS GARBAGE FRANCHISE THAT HASN'T WON SINCE 1973. F-ING 1973!

Sparano was one of my fave Dolphins coaches. It's a shame he had to do without an above-average QB. Good luck!

Soiled...

BEST POST EVER!!!!!!!

I'm saving that one.....

He will never be a head coach again, period. If he was such a good coach, offensive line coach at that. Why is your offensive line one of the worst in the nfl for the past 4 years. That says it all. Ireland is no better either.

I guess Nick Saban was sort of part of the Parcells/Belichick family tree too. And he left a smelly taint on the Dolphins organization.

I think its a conspiracy by Belichick to populate the league with his old, crappy, ex-cronies, who will go out and ruin other franchises, thus making it easier for Belichick to dominate the rest of the league.

ralph ortega: good point - a good QB makes coaches in this league now. The Dolphins are always a day late and a dollar short. When we had Marino, teams had to run and play defense to win championships - late in Dan's career, offense took over, ours was mediocre and the Dolphins had one of the best defenses and couldn't win, then the Dolphins had the #1 rushing attack in the league and missed the playoffs the year Ricky ran for 1,800+ yards - now teams HAVE to have a good QB and we don't. Always a step behind the league.

This garbage franchise hasn't...................
- Won a Superbowl since 1973
- Appeared in a Superbowl Since 1984
-Appeared in an AFC championship since 1992
- made the playoffs in 9 out of the last 10 years.


PURE GARBAGE

Here's a strange idea. Sparano as head coach at Penn State. Whatever left over signage they have from the previous coach, they can use most of the letters, including the last two in order. Seriously though, NFL experience, no ties to prior scandal, ties to that part of the country, enthusiasm that is more collegiate than pro, and unquestioned character.

Meanwhile, the Jets are heading right back into the playoffs.

Had Parcells taken Ryan instead of recommending him to the Jets, things would be different.

Posted by: DevilsAdvocate | December 13, 2011 at 08:52 PM

PARCELLS AND IRELAND WOULD HAVE BEEN CALLING THE EXACT SAME SHOTS. HE WOULD HAVE HAD THE EXACT SAME TEAM AS TS.

AND LIKE TS, WOULD HAVE BEEN FIRED YESTERDAY. REX IS VERY FORTUNATE PARCELLS PASSED HIM UP OVER SPARANO.

PLEASE GET A GRIP!


Gene,

You could possibly be on to something there. Sparano could resurface on the college scene somewhere, have great success then re-emerge on the NFL scene as a hot commodity nfl hc prospects.

Stranger things have happened.

If he emerged on the college scene, I think more likely it would be in the Connecticut region, where he's originally from.

Forget Cowher he will not come here. Fisher is a long shot as well. Gruden is overrated and being paid plenty by ESPN. Ireland is in charge of the coaching search wow that puts me at ease considering how he has drafted. What coach in their right mind will come here knowing Ireland is the GM you can't trust?
Who will Ireland hire some ex Cowboy coach Dave Campo hell let's try Barry Switzer.

Ireland needs to go too....The sooner the Better.....

Good luck Tony! You may have been over your head but you are a good and classy guy, something I can't say about most of the other people in the Dolphins organization. Ireland threw you under the bus, but you had to see it coming. Ireland is a piece of crap and is at least as responsible for any failure as you are. Yet Mr. Pathetic stays and you have to go. Best wishes Tony, hope someone else gives you a chance!!

I agree dan, armandy sounds like he was tryin to get a jab in on tony,punk i respect da man but jeff iz a b***h .as da rest of my players ima ride and die wit em loyaly a fan

Don't understand all the crying. All this team needs is one really good blocker. One really good coverage corner. one more really good sacker.

The coach needed to be fired. The new one has to be a young ambitious one. A young guy will work better and allow us to keep Mr. Nolan and Mr. Daboll.

Our team could make the playoffs next year without drafting a quarterback. That is a good thing because Ireland probably won't anyways.

A good young coach and stay the course. A big name coach will want a complete rebuild. We don't need that

Don't understand all the crying. The coach needed to go. We'll be better a better team for it. We need a new young guy. He will work better with Ireland and keep Daboll and Nolan. A big name coach will want another rebuild. We don't need that.

All we need is one really good blocker. A really good coverage corner. One more sacker. We don't need to draft a quarterback to be a playoff team. That is a good thing because Ireland probably won't draft one anyways.

Stay the course. We're almost there.

I never ripped Sparano on a personal level because it was never warranted aside from it not being my style. I always felt he was a straight shooter through that marble mouthed semi lisp of his and he was definitely a stand up guy who commanded the respect of the men around him. That said I wonder how so many people are posting tonight about how great a Coach he was or how the next team he goes to will get a great, special and knowledgeable Coach with an eye for detail and head for stats ect...

Truth is Sparano was maybe the worst game day manager I've ever seen and I've seen a few in my day. Just this year IMO he costs his team the game Vs. the Giants(to name one) by reverting into conservative mode after opening the 2nd half with a F.G. that adds to a slim lead then at the end letting the Giants take it late in the 4th with bad clock management, bad time outs, absolutely no answer in terms of halftime adjustments ect... It sometimes seemed as though we'd be in fear of holding a lead under Sparano also running Bush on the field late Vs. the Giants with less than four minutes to go for a punt which catches N.Y. of guard only to burn a timeout with to many Giants on the field to talk it over was amateur hour !!!

The team regressed every Season under him with this being the caper. He always seemed tight, unwilling to do whatever it took to win always playing it safe. In his 1st 3 years not having the pants to override Henning when it was painfully obvious to anyone watching exactly what the Dolphins were going to do next just by looking at their formations. If just once they would have faked one of those short yardage formation runs or run a flea flicker it would have been six with nobody within 30 yards of our W.R. with everybody caught cheating up at the line with 9 in the box.

The help of a gimmick play and having both the NFC & AFC West on our 08 schedule helped catapult him from 1-15 to 11-5 but there was a little more to it then that. In 08 we went for it on 4th downs took chances with the ball playing all out to win but there was no pressure to succeed. Through the 09/2010 Seasons expectations were high and Sparano caved under the weight of it then this Season when the writing was on the wall Week 6 he lets up and they played a whale of a game Vs. the G-Men before stringing together a 4-2 stretch but to little to late, nice stand up man, no doubt. As a Football Coach though was outclassed more than I care to remember in just 3 and 3/4 Seasons.

It takes ten minutes for your post to post here. Nice.

Wonder if Ross in borderline in violation of the "Rooney-rule".

He did state, "Im looking for a "young Don Shula type. Translation: Young great "WHITE" hc.

THAT DOESNT SOUND LIKE A MINORITY HC PROSPECT TO ME! LOL

Fin4,

Thanks for the Sparano recap. You could have saved yourself a lot of time. We know all of that.

The beef here isnt Sparano should not have been fired. The beef's why Ireland wasnt booted along with him.

To man everyone already agrees Sparano should have been fired and know exactly why.We've all been watching the past 4yrs.

If one more poster posts Sparano should have been fired or why. Im publically declaring know one's here been living underneath a rock the past 4yrs.

The issue isnt Sparano being fired or why. It's how in his right man could ROSS not send Ireland packing with him.

Please stop with the Sparano rehashing. Everypne and I mean "EVERYONE" here already gets that,

EVEN ALOCO! LOL

A classy farewell from a classy guy, contrast that with the image of a Nick Saban on the run to a private jet, suitcase of fleeced cash from the Dolphin organization under his arm, slithering off to a job he claimed to never had interviewed for.....

Sparano's downfall was that he got strapped with Parcells as his mentor and had to live with the decisions made for him, Henne and Henning being the glaring and fateful failures. Parcells giveth and Parcells taketh away for Tony, and that is that. He was doomed by his inexperience and inability to make his own choices, until it was too late. Perhaps his next stop will be better, if he gets another chance. I hope so for his sake.

DB,

I can go to the earlier posts were EVERYONE and I mean EVERYONE you included were singing the mans praises as far as my thoughts on Ireland, I

Ireland is a back stabbing two face creep AND HE SHOULD BE THE FIRST TO Have been fired!!!! NO GOOD COACH IS COMING HERE WITH IRELAND HERE!!!! We just secured another several years of anguish. As long as Ireland is here we will stay the same. He is brown nosing Ross!!! I would like to know what Ireland has done in his past to deserve a GM job??? Let's see his resume!!!! PLEASE ROSS WAKE UP AND GET RID OF IRELAND BEFOR IT'S TOO LATE. NO TOP COACH WILL COME HERE UNDER IRELAND!!!

MY THOUGHTS ON THE COACHING SEARCH


NFL Network (Micheal Lombardi) reported this morning that Ross has indeed been in contact with Bill Cowher's agent, they are repeating it on their NFL News telecast every hour on the hour, saw it twice actually. My question is do you think "IF" Ross can coax Cowher away from his cushy TV gig with a rediculous contract with Parcells like guarantees that he would be long for the sideline?? I see the J.J. syndrome in play here because Cowher probably jumps at the 1st sign of trouble which will be imminent with Ireland on board leaving us even further back!

At this point if you can't sign the still very hungry with something to prove J.Fisher then you need to really scale the landscape on both the Pro and College levels. I know the history of College Coaches panning out ain't the best but the Iowa Coach everybody talks about seems primed, I also think highly of Okla. St. H.C. Mike Gundy while maybe not a house hold name he is a great innovator of Offensive Football and seems to get more out of a less talented team in the Big 12.

If Ross keeps Ireland which is a done deal you have to think along these lines. You also have to read this post by Mando and understand that if you have a disconnect now how big will that gulf get with a Cowher or Fisher on the sidelines completely ignoring Ireland and the F.O. fracturing the situation further in 3 groups???

Some have posted since last night not to speculate about Coaches working with Ireland given how hot a prospect he was and to them I say, 2 plus 2 equals 4!! Common sense tells you these big name Coaches will want there own team in place running the F.O., so thinking outside the box on the College or Coordinator ranks is were I feel we go and hopefully get lucky, something we'll need with Ireland running the show.

fin4life | December 13, 2011 at 10:29 AM.


HENNING TOLD EVERYONE WHEN HE'S GONE WE'LL SEE THE EXACT SAME THINGS HAPPEN ON OFFENSE. HE TURNED OUT TO BE PROPHETIC.

CHAD HENNE DIDNT PROGRESS ONE IOTA ON 3RD DOWN CONVERSIONS AND RED ZONE EFFICIENCY.

HENNING SAW HENNE EVERYDAY IN PRACTICE, AND SOME OF US ARE STILL WONDERING WHY HENNING WAS PULLING HENNE OFF THE FIELD IN THE RED ZONE FOR THE WILDCAT AND RUNNING THE BALL ON 3RD AND LONGS.

WHO BROUGHT HENNE HERE? EVERYTHING HAPPENED RIGHT BEFORE YOUR VERY EYES AND YOURE STILL MISSING IT. I WISH YOU GUYS COULD BE JUST AS CARELESS WITH YOUR WALLETS!

SOME THOUGHTS ON IRELAND!!


Last night there must have been 20 posts about what a HOT prospect Ireland had been and the close fraternity of NFL Execs and Coaches probably have a different opinion about him than the fans who know nothing, whaaaaa???? Ireland has proven to be every bit the student of Parcells in his thought process about franchise building down to putting gag orders on his Coaches, can you imagine Ireland telling either Cowher or Fisher that they can only talk to reporters on Monday while limmiting what they say!!

How about directly giving that order to their assistants completely bypassing them?? I also wonder aloud how impressed any of these Coaches are with the Parcells pedigree given Parcells only ran a teams F.O. twice. Once in N.Y. with the Jets were he built a vet heavy team through F.A. then in Miami. He had nothing to do with building the Giants, Pats or Cowboys which had F.O.'s in place and his track record with Miami of buiding through the draft speaks for itself.

fin4life | December 13, 2011 at 10:49 AM

Fin4,

1.

I dont see a top name hc wanting to control his own destiny even considering working under Ireland.

2. Ireland cares more about his ego than the Miami dolphins itself. Ireland will never bring in the right talent because he's to busy trying to build himself into a "genius" status.

He'll never give any hc what they view need personel wise. If they cant win with what Ireland decides he wants to give them. Then Ireland will run to Ross and tell him what a lousy hc they are.

WHO BROUGHT HENNE HERE? EVERYTHING HAPPENED RIGHT BEFORE YOUR VERY EYES AND YOURE STILL MISSING IT. I WISH YOU GUYS COULD BE JUST AS CARELESS WITH YOUR WALLETS!

Yesterday's Gone | December 13, 2011 at 10:56 PM

Even you don't buy that B.S. for a minute!! Brady would have sucked in Hennings Offense. I can't tell you how many times I sat screaming at the TV because I knew exactly what was coming and after a while given the personnel on the field you knew which way as well. From the F.O. evaluating talent to the HC preparing the team, down to the playbooks the coordinators put together, this teams futility was a collective effort set in motion by Parcells!!!!!!!!!!!

Fin4,

1.

I dont see a top name hc wanting to control his own destiny even considering working under Ireland.

2. Ireland cares more about his ego than the Miami dolphins itself. Ireland will never bring in the right talent because he's to busy trying to build himself into a "genius" status.

He'll never give any hc what they view need personel wise. If they cant win with what Ireland decides he wants to give them. Then Ireland will run to Ross and tell him what a lousy hc they are.

Yesterday's Gone | December 13, 2011 at 11:03 PM

I doubt that works for him twice and Ross's wallett couldn't handle it anyway. You really think if he talked a big named coach into taking the job only if he overrides Ireland that Ross wouldn't try to make it work?? It isn't about ego with Ireland but job security. He's a brown nosing weasel of a YES man but even that spreads thin after a while.

I REMEMBER A TIME YOU COULD NEARLY ENCIRCLE THE ENTIRE GLOBE WITH QUALIFIED PROSPECTS SEEKING THE DOLPHINS HC JOB.

NOW, YOURE LUCKY TO GET ENOUGH QUALIFIED CANDIDATES TO ENCIRCLE A FLATTENED BEACH BALL.


DB,

I can go to the earlier posts were EVERYONE and I mean EVERYONE you included were singing the mans praises as far as my thoughts on Ireland, I

Posted by: fin4life | December 13, 2011 at 10:52 PM

Fin4,

Show me where I praised SpOrano? I challenge you-LOL.

I did say I loved his enthusiasm and attention to detail. I said it and meant it.

There's the old addage if you don't have something nice to say, don't say nothing at all. ESPECIALLY at a time like this(his firing). Well, I didn't have much too say.

From what I knew of the guy on a personal level, I liked. As far as a game day coach, you NEVER and I mean NEVER saw me "singing the mans praises". To be polite, he left a lot to be desired. Anyways, I challenge you-lol! Show me.

PS: The success of the 11-5 season was thanks in large part to quite a few lucky bounces and MOST IMPORTANTLY, us leading the league in turn over ratio.

-Always a Pleasure-


FIN4,

HENNING'S OFFENSE GOT US A AFC EAST TITLE WITH NOODLE ARMED CP.

IM NO WAYS SAYING HENNING'S OFFENSIVE PHILOSOPHY WINS A CHAMPIONSHIP IN THIS ERA. JUST POINTING OUT HENNE WOULD HAVE SUCKED IN THE PATS OFFENSE TOO.

GUARANTEE YOU BRADY WOULD DO A HELLUVA LOT BETTER IN A HENNING OFFENSE THAN HENNE WOULD DO IN THE PATS OFFENSE.

ARE YOU UNDERSTANDING NOW?

Fin4,

I have another challenge for you.

What do you think of Brady Hoke? How much do you know about him? Do you think he would be a good canidate for the Job opening here in Miami?

First off, I liked the coach but this needed to happen. Players didn't want to put out for him so move on. Instead of Bill Cower possibly consider Tony Dungey with his ties to Peyton Manning whom is a legitament starting QB that has the same or better talent as Marino. In addition the team should be looking to add some pass rushing defense so cut the fat. The Dolphins are way to talented to be 4-9 similar to the Cardinals in AZ at 6-7.

I MADE A POST SAYING 2011 MAYBE BY FAR IRELAND'S BEST DRAFT YET. EVEN SUNDAY'S LOSS PROVED I MAY HAVE ERRORED THERE. NO ONE FROM THAT DRAFT REALLY SHOWED UP SUNDAY.

EVEN POUNCEY WAS SUB PAR SUNDAY. STILL, IF YOU'RE GONNA FIRE SPARANO YOU ALMOST HAVE TO FIRE IRELAND TOO. NO WAY DO YOU LET ONE GO AND NOT THE OTHER. EVEN IF IRELAND HAD BEEN FIRED AND NOT SPARANO!

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