Should the Miami Dolphins have fired Tony Sparano?

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  1. Nublar7

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    Article by Ben Volin:

    http://blogs.palmbeachpost.com/thed...d-the-miami-dolphins-have-fired-tony-sparano/

     
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    I think you know how this thread will wind up ending
     
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    If it were up to Ben Volin nothing would ever change.
     
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    This is an obvious yes.
     
  5. houtz

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    Yep, should've done it after the '10 season.
     
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    11-5
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    What's the point of keeping stability in your coaching staff, when your team gets noticeably worse year after year. Tony Sparano could be a decent coach someday, but come on, his expertise is offensive line. Minimal experience in coaching an offense. We allowed the most sacks in franchise history last year - Tony had used 2 of our 4 fist rounds picks on linemen. And our line still sucked. More importantly, it became clear Tony and his staff was holding this team back. Chad Henne didn't get very far in four years with Tony did he? How do you have the wrong personnel on the field on the final drive in the cleveland game? Why were we content with a 1 point lead in Dallas on Thanksgiving? Where in God's name do our timeouts go? Why have we consistently taken a knee within 2 minutes of the first half? Players don't have a choice in those decisions - they have to go along with them.

    Great players coach, but as for the X's and O's, he has a lot to learn, and this franchise can't afford him learning on the job.
     
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    After 10, he should have been canned.
     
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    Um, absolutely. Too conservative, resulting in back to back 7-9 seasons and an 0-7 start.
     
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    that moment he got on his jet to try and get harbaugh last year shouldve been preceded by tonys dismissal.
     
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    Tony was a great players coach, but he was never the sharpest knife in the drawer as evidenced by his repeating the same boneheaded mistakes time and again to a point of embarrassment. He was treated shabbily by Ross, but as a result is now probably set for life, so don't cry him a river either. It was time to move on, although I don't see the logic in terminating him before Black Monday. A nice byproduct of his dismissal is it was another very public repudiation of The Rancid Tuna as a "franchise builder"
     
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    is ben volin really this stupid???
     
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    Sparano is a broken coach he starts brken and ends that much more broken what's broken is not going to be repaired in NY or anywhere else

    He is a dinosaur - who knew this at the beginning?
     
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    Stability is only good when you have a successful coach, no one wants to start 0-7 every year
     
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    The question should not be, should the Miami Dolphins have fired Tony Sparano but what is the plan after you fire Tony Sparao? Sparano was fired with 3 weeks left in the season and here we are 2 weeks after the season ended and it looks from the outside that their plan was to throw everything at the biggest name out there with no back up plan if the big name said no.....

    To me the coaching search scares the hell out of me..... I get the feeling we will end up with the guy who can't get a HC job elsewhere and doesnt want to wait another yr, it seems like no one wants to coach here or play here and if that's the case it reflects poorly on the ownership and how he runs his team.


    Hopefully we will get lucky and the guy turns out to be the next great HC......
     
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    last year!!!
     
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    Ross is too much of an imbecile to do something that makes that much sense.
     
  18. J. David Wannyheimer

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    Should we have fired the coach who decided not to throw a hail mary as time expired because he was afraid it would be run back for a touchdown?

    Hmm, let me think about that for a second. One. Done.

    Yep. Glad he was fired.
     
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    Tony's a nice guy, but he made too many poor decisions during the games and his loyalty toward Dallas players has not helped the Dolphins. He needed to be fired. No looking back.
     
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    We should have retained Tony so that we could have a 'fair' QB competition again.

    Fins could acquire Tom Brady in the off season and he still wouldn't shake up the current depth chart.
     
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    Ben B. Trollin
     
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    No coach, employed by another team, could be interviewed until the season ended so it was not as if we fired Tony and the next day could have had assistant coaches lined up outside the door waiting to be interviewed.
     
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    After another losing season came to a crashing end last year, Sparano should have been canned. Instead, he was given an extension and a vote of confidence, but it was generally understood that he was coaching for his job in 2012. Sparano responds by starting out the season 0-7. Not only should Sparano have been fired this season, they should have shot his fist-pumping butt out of a cannon and back to NY.
     
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    Never should have hired him in the first place....
     
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    He fired him a year too late. Maybe after they screw up this coaching search and pay a sucky coach 30million dollars they will wonder if its a good idea to then fire Ireland a year or 2 too late as well...
     
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    Yes eventho the players like him
     
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    Yes, a thousand times yes.
     
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    Business 101: when garnering increasing shares of a depreciating market - bail. Losses from "SporanoCo" sealed that deal.
     
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    Agreed. As for the myth & reality of Parcells as franchise architect, I agree. He was at one time but was with the patsies and jest.

    I knew Bill would leave after 3 or 4 seasons after putting a decent foundation in place. Though, Cam & Randy Mueller should get some credit for getting rid of alot of overpriced, underachieving vets. Sadly, they did too well.

    Tuna should have kept Cameron IMO. Cam at least had a clue of what a 21st century NFL offense is.

    I am very leary of OL coaches that go right to HC. A Vikings fan I know wanted Sparano if Frazier got fired. Really, I said? Sparano makes Mike Tice look brilliant & charismatic
     
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    The answer is yes. There would've been no reason to keep him as coach
     
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    If Marty gets fired after going 14-2, then Sparano should've been fired for 3 straight losing seasons. :lol:
     
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    A resounding YES! The only question is why the **** is the ginger still here?
     
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    Ben Volin has turned into a mass media troll
     
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    worst article ever
     
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    I think we have fumbled the coaching search again this year. The only thing we know for sure thus far is that Ross trusts Ireland above all. We already knew this. This is why we are where we are.
     
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    11-5 - they only had a winning season because the first season parcells was clearly telling sparano how to run the team.
    7-9 - parcells cuts sparano loose and the losing season starts pilling up.
    7-9 - no improvement
    4-9
    - Dysfuctional 0-7 dolphins.

    do we even have to go over this?

    my opinion- yes he needed to get fired but they took too long. Now we got this circus act going on in miami again.
     
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    as much as i hate parcells i agree with this assessment
     
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    No they should not have fired Tony Sparano. You can give all the numbers you want to what you are not stating is the fact that The continued loosing seasons were all the seasons that Chad Henne was the QB previous to that they were not a loosing team and after Chad Henne got injured and replaced by Matt Moore they were not a loosing team. If they would have left Sparano as the coach and Chad Henne as the water boy you would have seen the Dolphins become a winning team that made it to the playoffs and Super Bowl. Why is it that noone wants to admit the obvious here. People want the HC replaced (which you are getting your wish) and they want a different QB even though they were winning with Matt Moore and his ratings were among the best. But he is not an elite quarterback(as people setting home on their couches decide) Well the Dolphins are going to get a new HC and possibly a different QB. But you have no clue what this coach will do or the staff he brings in with him. You are just so intense on bashing Sparano that I don't think people even thought or looked at the whole picture. Not only are they loosing Sparano but they are loosing some other Dolphin coaches as well. People were not looking at what was best for the Dolphins Football team they were looking at what they as the" couch coaches "felt would make them feel better.
     

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