Discussion in 'Miami Dolphins Forum' started by BAMAPHIN 22, Mar 23, 2011.
I don't have a problem with this as long as we score an win.
Sparano: Dolphins will have run-first offense 'because that's my nature'
No. I think what Sparano meant to say was:
"Dolphins will have a run-first offense because "I have no imagination, am boring and content with running on 3rd and long in the 4th quarter when down by 21 points""
At least us fans will be well rested...
Did we have a run first offense last year when Thigpen played??
yessssssss, it's a man's game so pound the football.
A little bit more vertical?
does he mean more than 1 deep pass a game like last year?
how about at least one deep ball a series buddy!
Yeah Tony great. The owner needs to put azzes in the seats with some excitement, asks for a more explosive offense and you're essentially telling him based on your impressive accomplishments that he should eff-off. Sorry but 1 home win doesn't earn the capital that's required for you to safely hunker down once the sh*tstorm hits.
Ironically i had a boss named morono for real..
he would just do his own thing
not effectively using the strengths and weakness of his people
had his own favorites who got away with whatever they wanted
and naturally his ship sank and production went down
and finally somebody new was brought in to clean up his mess..
unfortunatly we are still cleaning up mr. moronos mess..
Tony is headed toward the unemployment line.
Sounds great. Miami has their best games when they battle in the running game. I love watching those games. Those are the games where you can expose the other team's weaknesses and beat them. But you have to be physically conditioned extremely well to do it. And the O-line has to have a strong sense of itself. They have to know their assignments and hit them every time. It takes a lot of work to have a good ground game. But I like that style offense and think opposing teams hate to play against strong running teams no matter what they tell the press.
This sounds like fun. No RB? Check. OL has more holes than swiss cheese? Check. LETS RUN THE BALL!
The only way Sparano makes it through this year is if the lockout continues uninterrupted.
No problem with being a run first team. There will be more passing, Sparano even says that. They want to control the ball and clock. Just means they are not going to go into every play with pass on their mind. A successful running game will open up the passing game and mean more big vertical plays. Nothing wrong with that philosophy as long as you can build a strong running game.
This is priceless. Morano is an idiot. He abandoned the run game so much last year. I guess that could be because of the steller line he had going there, OLine Guru me azz. Quick stat check 2010: Pass Plays 557 Rushing 445. Morano to "continue" doing something requires you were already doing it.
How about we have free agency and the draft before saying this team doesn't have any running backs. The line is not in real bad shape, just really needs an upgrade at the guard position.
You just want Sparano gone because he owns Rex and the Jets.
Why do we always manage to hire the most retarded people to coach our team? with the exception of Jimmy Johnson and Don Shula. Like seriously just because its your "nature" to incorporate a boring offense doesnt mean you should do it as far as im concerned nowadays pass first teams win the superbowls not the runfirst so is sources are a tad bit outdated. God what a moron Sparano is he doesnt even know how to handle things with class.
Henning called the plays, not Sparano. Sparano now has his guy at OC.
Nubs. That is an old school mentality. I feel in the NFL today, the pass game opens up the running game. Keep those safeties honest and not 6 yards off the line with an actual vertical game, stop the LBs from sneaking up with a real TE and slot threat. That opens up holes for our RBs to run through.
I really don't think Daboll is "Sparano's guy". I think it was more like, Dabolls the only one who will take the job. Also, ****** is the Head Coach. Allowing Henning to call the plays that way ultimately has the responsibility fall on him. No excuses for the man in charge plz.
Personally, I'm not even the least bit concerned with the Fish in 2011. I don't mean to insult your team, but I see you guys having a bad year. I mean BAD. Bottoming out bad. This is just an opinion, but the HC has no respect from the players. They won't run through a wall for him. If you guys even sniff 8 wins next year, I'd be shocked.
The ole lets keep it close and win down the stretch mentality. One problem Sparano, you have had no 2 min offense for 3 years. This guy is clueless. Here is hoping the lockout continues for a long time.
I had to test it to be sure. Yeah, if you spell Tony's last name wrong, it's censored.
I was a little skeptical of Tony suddenly having "a plan" for Ross when his job was on the line, seeing as how he didn't have a plan during the year. How could he suddenly come up with something fresh and exciting that would be a modern offense, score a lot of points, and energize the fanbase?
Umm... he didn't.
Nothing wrong with being a run first team, but the reality is we're doing this to protect our QB because we don't have one. Unfortunately, the OL and RBs aren't (as of this writing) strengths of the team, either.
We shall see what we shall see.
What do you mean, didn't you see them play their hearts out for hs job against the Pats? how about how motivated they played for him against the Browns, Lions, and Bills at home down the stretch?
Ordinarily I don't like Ron Jaworski, but he always says "you move the ball with the running game, but you score touchdowns with the passing game" and I completely agree with that statement. I'm all about having a savage running game, but if you can't get big plays in the air, and if you CONSTANTLY HAVE TO SETTLE FOR FIELD GOALS BECAUSE OF INEPT PLAY CALLING/ SLOW *** SKILL POSITION PLAYERS, then your offense is Miami 2010.
Keep on playing "not to lose" Tony, see where it gets you.
hit the nail on the head about 2 minute offense
it doesn't exist with the dolphins
henne or fill in the blanks " "
needs to be able to use passing to the sideline
for advantage to save some clock
and have the ability to feel comfortable
and not waste timeouts that are needed to score!
the 2 minute drill was so bad last year
it looked like they never practiced it much less an afterthought.
Tony initial success was when we burned time off the clock
but not all games we want to burn time..
The owner wants a wide open offense. The meatball wants to continue the tired old philosphies of Parcells and Henning. Explain to me why this moron was given another year?
Considering how much we abandoned the run last year, we need this approach. Now if we can only get Ingram to tote the rock I'll be ecstatic.
those extra 100 pass plays were like runs passes under 5 yards..
Something about a leopard changing it's spots comes to mind.
We're going to pound the rock. Ok. Like Rotoworld said, both of our OTs are coming off surgeries and the interior of our OL is in flux. We don't want our RBs back. Good grief there's work to be done, yet we have a delayed FA and limited draft choices to work with. I will always root for this team, but as a betting person, my money would be elsewhere in 2011.
Yes you did, that is exactly what you meant to do. The Jets are primed to bottom out also with guys like JT gone and LT continuing to age. Not only that, Ryan's hollow predictions of winning the Super Bowl are starting to wear thin with the fan base and especially the players. I am not sure if a player would run through a wall for Rex either, probably because Rex is big enough to go through a wall, feet first of course.
Head to head, Miami is the better team.
The Dolphins have a top 6 defense, the best receiver and left tackle in the AFC East and a bunch of other solid starters on offense like Carey and Bess. The Dolphins are much closer to being a playoff team than they would be to what you think they will be.
The Dolphins will make the playoffs and the Jets won't in 2011, not to be mean, but that is how I see it. I would be SHOCKED if the Jets made the playoffs this year.
Not at all. I really don't see the Fish as a threat so there's not much animosity towards them.
JT is what? LOL... a situational pass rusher that played about 10% of plays. LT is what he is. He's going to continue to split carries with Shonn Greene until we run him into the ground. Neither one of them are irreplaceable and neither was instrumental to our success. We have the best OL, even a half dazed Joe McKnight ran for well over 100 yards when given the chance.
You're not from NYC. Rex Ryan RUNS NY. He can take a **** on the Empire State Building and the newspapers would praise him as a great motivator. Lets put this in perspective: this guy is so damn charismatic that he basically got away with pimping out his wife to dudes for his own pleasure and we all said "hey, it's no big deal". No one could've gotten away with that. He's that damn good.
Maybe the Hurricanes over Rutgers. But that's debatable.
The Jets have a Top 3 defense. Marshall is so good, he scores once every 5 + games. I'm shaking. Long is great. Brick is very good. The difference is, Long is the only one on your OL that can block while Brick is part of the best OL in the NFL, not just the AFC East.
Lets make it interesting. If the Jets make the playoffs and the Fish don't, you have to change your signature to a picture of Sanchez (I'll choose the picture). If things happen as you "see it", I'll do the same with a Fish player of your choice.
i dont mind watching run-heavy games, especially the bad weather games, those are great when you can run effectively. i think we just need some better blocking and and playcalling to make that happen. the place where i'd like to see more game changing plays is actually on defense rather then offense you know? i mean it would be cool to have us bombing TD's all day but realistically i think were not far off from getting a running game going like in 09 again but this time with the defense to back it up. games like the saints game and colts game, hell the steelers this year, i think we'd win a lot of these closer games if we have the defense and run game at the same time. i also always perfect running the ball in the redzone, just safer to me, but you gotta score.
idk man in NY it goes Yankees, Giants, Mets, Rangers, Jets, Knicks as far as most popular teams so i wouldn't exactly say rex ryan owns the city. and if anything the knicks might take them soon hahaha
The Jets bumped the Giants off of every backpage this year, wtf are you talking about? And Rangers? No one even follows hockey as far as I know. I haven't seen a hockey game other than the Finals advertised anywhere.
with melo studimire and billips to the knicks
people thought they would overtake the #1 celebrity sports team in ny
as its turning out melo is now hiding from the ny media
and is taking criticism for his lackluster performance and seeming scarred..
It is clear ny gave up too many pieces for mello..
I think the jets are higher on the new york mind
than you give them credit for
they got a voyeuristic fat slobbering coach that pimps out his wife for free
and a quarterback who bangs girls still in high-school
that has TMZ dripping goo from the keyboard..
Yeah the jets are a show all-right
If he wants to be employed next year he had better figure out how to be a "run first" team while scoring points. No one will care how he does it as long as he is scoring points....
By this logic, Dave Wannstedt was the pinnacle of manhood.
Run for your life offense that game
Sparano is both DUMB and ARROGANT
Not sure why we're seeing all the negativity about this quote. When the running game is working, Miami wins... when it isn't they lose, regardless of how well the passing game is going. First games that come to mind are SNF against the Jets and MNF against the Pats. We had lots of success through the air, but never did really attempt to establish the run. End result? 2 losses.
I realize the running game sucked last year, but let's face it, most of that had to do with Dan Henning getting pass happy. First game that comes to mind is the Ravens game. We gashed them in the beginning. Ronnie had 45 yard or so on the first drive alone, as well as a touchdown. Ricky had some nice runs as well. Next thing you know, Dan Henning comes along and ****s it all up. It actually really makes me wonder about the guy... because we were running the ball well, he wanted to start passing? It doesn't take a football fan to tell you that if it aint broke, don't fix it.
As far as the quote goes, have at it Sparano. If you think you can save your *** behind a strong running game, by all means, go for it. Don't do something that you don't believe in or think the team can accomplish just because the fans want excitement. Do whatever has to be done to win. That's all that matters. If the Dolphins are winning, the stadium will fill up and Ross will be a much happier owner.
Sparano should have been fired this past offseason. But no worries, he'll be fired after this season (if there is one) anyway.
For gods sakes son i hope your right.
All indications point to Ross giving Sparano more than one year to build a winner..
The extension, the raise, and the current statement by ross that Sparano should not
worry about short term success..I think it would take a tremendous amount of failure
a total implosion for Ross to kick Sparano out..
Look up our record for when we ran the ball 30 times or more. I'm all for running the ball.
Why? You want Sparano to fail?? Where's the logic in that?
Basically what you're saying is that you're hoping Sparano fails miserably, and Miami continues to be stuck in mediocrity? I thought Sparano should've been fired after this year, but hey, he wasn't. I'm fully behind him and I truly hope he turns out to be a great coach for us.
Same goes for Henne. I don't necessarily believe he is the answer, but you can be damn sure I'm praying he is and that he'll be the next great thing. If he is the starter next year, then so be it. Just like Sparano, I'm fully behind him and will be rooting for him to succeed.
Rooting for our own players/coaches to fail is unbelievable. I don't know about you, but I want to win, regardless of who it's with. As long as the player/coach is a member of the Miami Dolphins, you better believe I'm hoping they'll pull through.
Also, sorry to single you out. This isn't just to you though, there are many others who follow the same philosophy.
'because that's my nature'
OK, Nature Boy Sparano .... you're "Kings New Clothes" naked in your running game.
They're lining up 10 in the box & you're knocking your head against a granite wall.
Our O-line hasn't blocked squat in your 3 years .... ridiculous for an ex-Line coach, who can't judge OL-men & put together a line ... THREE YEARS!!
Yeah, yeah, yeah ... Kings New Clothes ... like to see you walk the walk!!
P.S. Everyone wants speed ... but Miami can't utilize it with no block/run & the Dinky-Dunky pass. I guess you want a "FAST" 3 yards!! lol
LOL You mean like the Harbaugh hoopty?
Words don't mean squat, watch the actions!! No scoring = No Ticket Sales ... nuff said!!
Sparano said it wrong, he should have said the best offense the team can play is what will be played. By depending on a running game you include the TE and fullback, thus you're not dependent on the QB to win the game all the time; he just has get the ball in the hand of the play makers.
As long as we win I don't care. However, I do hope he plays to win. If he continues to play not to lose, I don't see Miami doing well in 2011; and he should be gone after the season.
And this is why we will never win with sparano. He's a stubborn old man unwilling to adapt.
The rush attempts = winning can be a flawed argument.
The only reason why rushing = winning
is because dolphins rush more when they have a lead to burn time.
When the dolphins fell behind last year and had to play catch up
they couldn't just run the ball for a score
the dolphins could take 10 min off the clock in one series
that's great when u have a lead but usually drives
would stall and we would settle for 3 points.
Bottom line rushing 30 times per game is easier said than done.