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How to fix the top of the Dolphins organization

Shortly after the 2012 season ended, the Dolphins and Dan Marino talked informally about the possibility of the Hall of Fame quarterback one day joining the organization in some undetermined capacity. Marino, who works for CBS Sports, did not pursue the opportunity but the door was left open to the possibility.

Today I also reported in my column that Dolphins owner Stephen Ross tried to hire former Colts and Buccaneers coach Tony Dungy in an advisory capacity.

Well, that's all well and good.

But the Dolphins, in full retreat on the field with five losses in six games and fielding more letters and calls from angry fans than they can answer, need to be more aggressive with Dungy. I believe the Dolphins should chase Dungy as their top executive to help turn this hapless organization around.

I am not advocating Dungy should be hired as the head coach.

Let me repeat: I don't want Dungy as the coach. Even Dungy doesn't want Dungy as the head coach.

I want Dungy as the face of the franchise to pick a new coach (check his record on finding coaching talent) or making a career decision on the current one. I want Dungy leading an organiazation that clearly lacks leadership. I want him hiring a general manager, if indeed Ross is of the mind to go in another direction there.

I want him setting the culture. I want him bringing respect back to the Dolphins. I want a football man who has come up throught the football ranks heading the football team.

Let's face it, Stephen Ross is not a football man. He is a wonderful business man and real estate developer. But that does not qualify him as a football man. Dolphins president and CEO Tom Garfinkel is likely a fine corporate officer. He comes from a baseball background. But he is not a football man.

I don't want either of them picking the next Dolphins coach or GM if that is the direction the Dolphins are going. I don't even see them as qualified to decide the fate of the current Dolphins coach and GM. Seriously, what does Ross or Garfinkel know? Anyone looking at Ross's track record would question that. Anyone looking at Garfinkel's inexperience would question that.

Anyone who would be comfortable with that is apparently quite comfortable with the past four seasons of Dolphins history.

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Mando I agree with you. Like the saying goes, if you want something done right, then get a black man to fix what white guys fukked up.

Defense needs to step up tomorrow. If we get pressure on Rivers (the Jesus freak) we win. Easy as that.

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finally something to talk about!!!

Scott, they say no one wants to come to Miami, but I disagree. After this debacle, people see if they don't help, we could ruin the whole NFL.

What idiots. Everyone on the SS picked the Chargers to win (except Omar) based on the Bucs game. Anyone see the Bolts games, their defense SUCKS!

Grieve basically calls Martin a beyatch!!

But here's the thing that still looks bad as a result of this: Apparently nobody on the Dolphins knew anything.
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-It makes you wonder if Martin was really suffering at all. A lot of people had to miss a lot of things for Martin's allegations too be true. I think that TIME and the EVIDENCE will show that Martin has attempted to perpetrate a gigantic fraud against the Phins, The NFL and most of all, us Loyal Dolphin's Fans. I'm really starting to believe that most, if not all of this, was done because Martin was replaced by McKinnie and he saw all those Big Left Tackle Dollars going out the window.

What we have here is a True Schmuck. There should be some way to have Martin charged with some criminal offenses. It terrible what he's done to all involved.
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A prominent member of the organization (the starting left tackle) claims he was being harassed by at least one other prominent member of the organization (the starting left guard and a member of the leadership council) and nobody seemed to notice.

Not the head coach.

Not any of his assistants.

No one in personnel.

Not the trainers or equipment managers or anyone else.

Yes, that suggests a disconnect. And that is not good.

But I'm thinking the Dolphins will happily take that because the alternative is much, much worse.
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-A disconnect? There's another alternative Armando. One that those in the press and media missed as they scurried about to quickly jumped on the Dolphin's and Richie Incognito. Without any evidence whatsoever, I might add..........and NO accountability. Excuse me, I digress. The other alternative is that it just didn't happen. Simple as that.

Martin saw the writing on the wall and he needed an out. The spoiled little rich Kid did what he had to do, Friends, coaches and Teammates be Damned!

Martin, along with the help of the press, attempted to perpetrate a gigantic fraud here. Now, as we have time to reflect upon the evidence that's starting to leak out, now we will see. Martin will be exposed for just exactly what he is!

Martin should be waived immediately(probably brought up on criminal charges if any can be applicable)and Cog's reinstated, totally exonerated(maybe reprimanded for the use of bad language!)and paid all the monies he's owed.

Who cares if Miami wins? All that accomplishes is loss of a draft slot. They are going nowhere.

These are not the Miami Dolphins, this a mid level college team at best.

HERE IS THE MOST IMPORTANT THING: DON'T FIRE IRELAND AND KEEP PHILBIN. TIE THEM TOGETHER. EITHER KEEP BOTH OR FIRE BOTH.

DONT KEEP PHILBIN AND FORCE THE NEXT GM TO KEEP HIM. THAT IS DYSFUNCTIONAL. THE GM SHOULD ALWAYS GET TO PICK HIS COACH.

PLEASE TIE IRELAND AND PHILBIN TOGETHER. THE GM AND COACH MUST BE ON THE SAME PAGE. FIRING IRELAND AND FORCING PHILBIN ON THE NEXT GM IS DYSFUNCTIONAL AND DISASTROUS. DO NOT DO THAT.

Channel 10 is reporting that 2 other Dolphin players report being bullied by Incognito.

CAN U SAY BIG LAWSUIT?

Fake GM, if Dungy gets brought in, believe me, that's exactly the advice he'll give Ross.

THE DOLPHINS ARE TOAST

GSP is a helluva athlete.

Hendricks the better wrestler.

Odin, what's good in the great North?

Failure to supervise could result in 20 mill fine AND 50 mill lawsuit.

I am not advocating Dungy should be hired as the head coach.

Let me repeat: I don't want Dungy as the coach. Even Dungy doesn't want Dungy as the head coach.

I want Dungy as the face of the franchise to pick a new coach...................

-Armando Salguero-
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So it's official.........

Bill Parcell's comes to Miami and lays a complete egg. He didn't do much of anything, except take the money and run.

So, Ross gets a completely new Coaching Staff and starts anew. Now, should he or should he not have axed the last remaining remnants of Parcell's reign of terror(Ireland)...........?

I don't know. Initially, I was all for firing Ireland. Then, I had somewhat of a change of Heart. But I have to admit, during this "Sideshow" and after losing 4 out of 5, the thoughts are creeping back in.

The point I'm trying to make here though, is this: Here we are ONE and HALF SEASONS into the Joe Philbin era and we have Armando Salguero going on record as stating that we should BLOW EVERYTHING UP and START ALL OVER...........(wait......wait for it........wait).......**AGAIN**.

I don't like to lose as much as the next guy, but C'Mon! Now we've gotten to the point that here in Miami, we only give Coaches ONE SEASON before we pull the plug.

Go ahead with these types of Knee Jerk strategies. But, besides just being ridiculous, besides the obvious reasons, what kind of Head Coach is going to sign with a Franchise that only gives him a season, a season and a half at best?

I'll answer that for you Armando(and others), Not many, not any Good Ones and ONLY the types that are TOTALLY DESPERATE for a JOB.

In summation: OMFG - ROTFLMFAO!!!!

Wow!!!!

Parcells engineered the biggest turnaround in NFL history in Miami. One reason he's a HOFer.

Quit blowing Herald management to keep your job, Mando

Odin, problem is, if you fire Ireland but keep Philbin, we keep the dysfunction going (since the GM isn't in control again).

Did anyone else notice how the out of towners are totally clueless? LMFAO!!

Now if we hire a GM, and he decides to retain Philbin, I'm on board with that.

Blow me troll, I'll fukk you up.

Odin, what's good in the great North?

Posted by: DC Dolfan | November 17, 2013 at 12:15 AM
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Hunting season!

It's like a National Holiday here. Schools out, businesses are closed and everybody is partying like it's New Years Eve 2099!

My 17 year old is manning a blind solo for the first time ever.

In short, Life Is Good!!!!

LMAO!!!!!!!!!

Good man, make sure you eat what you kill. Me, I'm going to The troll's house in the South to register all his guns. Because he's my beyatch!

Parcells engineered the biggest turnaround in NFL history in Miami. One reason he's a HOFer.

Posted by: Just Saying | November 17, 2013 at 12:23 AM
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And Dan Henning brought back the Wildcat Too.

I'll pass on all three, Parcell's, Henning and the Wildcat.

It was all "Smoke and Mirrors". We got to the Playoffs and were: EXPOSED!

Again, No Thanks!!!!

Hendricks bullying GSP like Incognito and Martin.

I think we have a new champ folks.

Odin, problem is, if you fire Ireland but keep Philbin, we keep the dysfunction going (since the GM isn't in control again).

Posted by: DC Dolfan | November 17, 2013 at 12:25 AM
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I agree totally, it's a Fvcked Up situation. That's why I went so "Ape Shyt" when SpOrano was fired and Ireland retained.

Ross was a new Owner and getting some Real Bad advice in my opinion. I don't know what the answer is.

Do you give Ireland **Yet Another Mulligan** because of Philbin and the fact he's only had a year and a half?

Do you Fire Ireland and try to find a GM wiling to work with a Philbin on a **VERY Short Leash**?

Do you fire everyone, despite the fact that Philbin's only had a year and a half?

None of the above seems like The Perfect Scenario, Eh?

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Good man, make sure you eat what you kill. Me, I'm going to The troll's house in the South to register all his guns. Because he's my beyatch!

Posted by: DC Dolfan | November 17, 2013 at 12:30 AM
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ROTFLMAO!!!!

B*llsh*t, no way GSP won that fight.

pfffFFFFfffffffff......

More Grimes wife!!
@iHeartMiko: Its so crazy to me that a female was actually playing in the NFL and nobody knew it. Wow!! Amazing!

Odinseye, no HALF measures anymore!! You either keep them both or you fire them both. No decent GM wants to come in knowing he can't have his own coach. Either bite the bullet and can the entire staff or let them all stay.
Philbin and Ireland can say all they want that they didn't know about Martin the puss. I DONT BELIEVE THEM!! A good coach would have fixed this and kept it in house. A good GM would have been able to contain this. NEITHER HAPPENED.

Do any of you realize that the only reason Armando is so flipping high on Dungy is because he is a devout bible thumper like himself?

Dungy couldn't win with Tampa, it took Gruden to get them over the hump. In Indy, all those wins and the best QB of the decade and only 1 title. Dungy is a nice guy. We don't need a nice guy. We need a tough guy, a character guy and an emotional guy.

Philbin, like Sparano, could not get the team ready for game time.

Losing to Buffalo who was playing with a 5th string QB in his first start, and then rushing for 2 yards against TB and losing against another QB you will never hear from again is just dismal and unacceptable,

The test was taken.

The test was failed.

There should be no make up exams for NFL coaches,

I don't know if this is **Post Of The Year** or Tweet of the Milennia or what! It's worth Re-Posting!!!!

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@iHeartMiko: Its so crazy to me that a female was actually playing in the NFL and nobody knew it. Wow!! Amazing!

Posted by: Bobbyd12 | November 17, 2013 at 12:51 AM
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True Dat!!!!

LMAO and SMH!!!!

Just don't give him a Parcells contract that says he can leave whenever he wants, consult other teams, and we still have to pay him...LOL. But Dungy is a well-respected man, and can do so much more than Sunday Night Football...not the best commentator if you ask me.

Bobby,

Janie Martin's PMS doesn't even qualify when it comes to the GM or Head Coach in my opinion. It's all about the wins and losses as far as I'm concerned. I would give them both a bad mark, Ireland a little more for having drafted him.

But let's be HONEST, who knew **SHE** was going to go into menopausal Hissy Fits when she got replaced by McKinnie?

If this ship gets "Righted" and Philbin pulls them together enough for a strong finish, I would hate to lose him as a Head Coach. If not, two seasons starting with a Rookie QB, New Offense, New Defense, Blah, blah, blah, is hardly enough to properly evaluate him as a Head Coach.

It's a really screwed up situation that started with the firing of SpOrano and the retaining of Ireland. It's like a Freaking Curse! I don't know the answer, I just know that giving Philbin only a Year and a Half will reflect badly on the organization as a whole.

Whomever the GM, he'll have a hard time finding a good, qualified Head Coach to step into this kind of Bizzaro atmosphere. It'll be sort of like:

New GM: Congratulations Coach, you're hired! Ah, but you better win us a Super Bowl by...........ah.........The End of the Season!

New Coach: Huh........?

New GM: It's in the "Fine Print".........Good Luck!!!!

Ireland seem to listen to your suggestion to acquire Wallace in free agency,but what did that accomplish Sherman has virtualy benched him as they did Bush last year for fumbling and then they let him walk.
Lets face it the Dolphins are dysfunctional from top to bottom and although I will watch the games i would be surprised if they can win a few games for the rest of the year.
Philbin and Sherman are friends and now Philbin is standing by Ireland by saying that the draft of Martin was agreed upon mutually including Ross.
The players arent going to play hard for this combination of coaches and GM.Barring a bold move by an aging Ross I would prefer he keep Philbin and get rid of both Ireland and Sherman call his own plays and make his own draft picks with the help of the scouts already in place.That is my suggestion seeing how Ross is already defending Philbin to the media.

Ireland seem to listen to your suggestion to acquire Wallace in free agency,but what did that accomplish Sherman has virtualy benched him as they did Bush last year for fumbling and then they let him walk.
Lets face it the Dolphins are dysfunctional from top to bottom and although I will watch the games i would be surprised if they can win a few games for the rest of the year.
Philbin and Sherman are friends and now Philbin is standing by Ireland by saying that the draft of Martin was agreed upon mutually including Ross.
The players arent going to play hard for this combination of coaches and GM.Barring a bold move by an aging Ross I would prefer he keep Philbin and get rid of both Ireland and Sherman call his own plays and make his own draft picks with the help of the scouts already in place.That is my suggestion seeing how Ross is already defending Philbin to the media.

The year is lost as long as Sherman is here.

I don't know, this guy Philbin looks remote as hell, unapproachable. A guy that picks trash from the floor and gives victory speeches checking cue cards is not altogether there PLUS he has a tragic history of dysfunction in his family. How Ireland wound up with this guy, I'll never know, unless Ireland has "issues" of his own.

Armando reported that Ireland has 2 autistic daughters. That is NOT indicative of solid, robust Mental Health in the Parents, although the defective gene could have come from the Mother.

Yeah, we are delving deep here but circumstances now dictate that we do it. Sorry.

If I read well into Lydon Murtha's comments that this ongoing investigation has much deeper roots than what it appears, then it's probable that the ugly face of Racism will rear its Head here.

Thanks to Jonathan Martin, the NFL is bringing back the pink penalty flags and these new penalties will be implemented in the NFL starting Sunday.

5 yards
- Illegal use of bad words
- Unnecessary use of Crying
- Pushing harder than necessary
- Invasion of personal space

10 yards
- Running into the big guy
- Unnecessary toughness
- Intentional pounding

15 yards
- Personal foul: name calling
- Personal foul: defensive block interference
- Personal foul: un-gentleman like conduct

NOT funny, Steve.

Lol Steve, hilarious

Idk, kinda funny, Steve.

... I don't mind JM being gay (if he is gay, which frankly one look at him sets off MY gaydar but YMMV). I mind his being a wuss. I mind Ireland's recruiting a gay OL guy and either not even realizing, or not thinking that this would require some management.

... As for Dungy, I want to hear why it's NOT a good idea. No one running the Fins seems clueful. Dungy could only be an improvement.

... I keep saying "unnecessary toughness" to myself in a ref voice and chuckling, so yeah, pretty great there, Steve, sorry for the lukewarm praise.

Haha! Thanks! I laughed at that one too.

And yes, I totally agree. Bring Dungy in at whatever capacity you can.
He will bring football intelligence and respect all day long.

STEVE. Best post of the YEAR!

And, YES, Martin is a gaaay. Nothing else makes sense.

You morons will believe anything and everything Mando has to say,,,why not bring the Pope, he's got tons of talent and integrity, and who would discredit his work?

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