Wannstedt was on ESPN Radio last night...from his office at Phins HQ?

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  1. BALLS DEEP

    BALLS DEEP Guess Who's Back.

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    I was listening to Brando on ESPN RADIO yesterday around 5:30. Wannstedt was on ( I guess he's been on just about every football show over the last five days). He said he was in his office at the Phins camp. He said he was still "seeing this thing through from a distance." He also said "He likes to keep in touch with the coaches and he's glad he's moved the focus off of him and back onto the team where it belongs." Later in the interview he alluded to hoping the broadcast thing works out and that his wife and he had discussed that he didn't need to go find a job. Instead he needed to find a program he was passionate about.

    Maybe I'm just being a conspiracy theorist but how do you quit/get fired and still keep an office and have input on your former team? I know Huizenga's a nice guy and probably told him to keep his office for the rest of the year to conduct personal business from. But a tiny part of me wonders if he's really gone at all? Maybe this was just a ploy to get our butts back in the seats.

    My common sense tells me I'm wrong.....but who knows after this crazy year?
     
  2. NorFlaFin

    NorFlaFin PowerHungryMo'fo

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    At his salary level, it's common to keep an office even when your fired/resigned.

    I would expect it to last till the end of the season.
     
  3. NJFINSFAN1

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    He most likely has a big office, after he resigned I'm sure he got away from camp and he also did TV this weekend, I'm sure he is getting his things together now to pack. I don't think he has any say now!
     
  4. BALLS DEEP

    BALLS DEEP Guess Who's Back.

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    I'll pack his bags for him. With a shotgun. He's infested with the disease of losing. Treat him like a leper and usher him out with hazmat suits on! He should be handled like an ebola carrier!!!
     
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    BALLS DEEP Guess Who's Back.

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    Huh? I've run my buisness for years and I've never heard of such a thing. What possible reason would you have for that? So Parcells can just wander into Jets Camp and go back to his office? Spurrier can go back to Redskins camp and use his office?

    That's absurd!
     
  7. Sherif

    Sherif Pro Bowler

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    That's true. Big Wigs that get fired often stay in their offices for a while or remain on as consultants. I believe it's a bit of both for Wanny. But I think he only offers advise when asked. I think it's a positive. If you got a new job wouldn't you want someone to ask questions to.
     
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    I'm wondering the same thing Balls -- this could all be a smoke and mirrors PR ploy. Funny that Spielman came out in the media saying he was assured his position only to have the brass say he wasn't. Looks like Huizenga told Spielman he'd be here but forgot to tell him to keep it on the down low to keep the season ticket holders happy.
     
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    Maybe his wife kicked him out after screwing too conservatively .... with her mind.
     
  10. chirkware

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    C'mon guys...Wayne has to keep Wanny around to hear what his STANDPOINT is! :lol:
     
  11. BALLS DEEP

    BALLS DEEP Guess Who's Back.

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    Oh sure I'd want to be able to ask questions:

    Hey Dave, what should we do on 3rd and 24? Run? Ok thanks Dave.

    Hey Dave, Our QB keeps throwing int's and can't pass for cr@p meanwhile we spent what looks like the 33rd overall pick of next year on his backup what should we do? Stay with the same guy? Ok thanks Dave.

    Hey Dave, our O-line sucks and we're just entering free agency what should we do? Sign other teams backups and don't court the good guys? OK thanks Dave?

    Hey Dave. Yeah? You're a f@cking idiot!

    Yeah I'd love to ask him questions!
     
  12. Mindwarp

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    well Im not to worryed about it.. if he still had some say...

    Jerman would be in over hadnot this weekend
    fiedler would be in over feeley this weekend
    edwards would not have been cut

    Bates would not have publicly said he was going to change the way practacies where going to be run.. I think wanny has his office just so he has a place to conduct his futuer plans from.. I bet he is gone once the season is over weather he has a new job or not.
     
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    I'm curious of one thing...With Bates as interim HC, who is the Defensive Coordinator now?
     
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    Mindwarp Captain Caveman Hammered

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    Bates.. he did not promote anyone..

    LB coachw ill be making the calls but will be the LB coach still.
     
  15. FinfanInBuffalo

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    How many $2 million per year employees do you have? He has use of the facilities through the end of this season.
     
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    BALLS DEEP Guess Who's Back.

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    I'll play your little game pal! How many $2 million dollar employees do I have? I could have ten for all you know. You don't know me.
     
  17. sphincter

    sphincter Absolute power corrupts absolutely.

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    Getting Dave's "standpoint" on things gives us the "best chance to win". LOL
     
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    Dredd1050 A STRONG MAN SHEDS BLOOD BEFORE TEARS

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    You are all forgetting one major point. Dave Wannstedt wasn't fired, he "resigned". Under that guise, it's made to look like the FO didn't want him out so they're making his transition out as comfortable as possible. Just one more rung added to the embarrassment ladder that this organization has built. Where does this ladder go? To 1-8. Welcome.
     
  19. ErroneousFlint

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    Darn you guys. How do you know Mr. Jones isn't keeping DW around for the same reason DW kept Fiedler around? Like .... maybe he's sharpening pencils.
     
  20. FinfanInBuffalo

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    I'm not playing a game. Did I say I knew you? Didn't I ask a question?

    Another poster pointed out that this practice is common for high salary executives in business. In my experience, that is true.
     
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    i think wanny was fired
    wayne felt bad so told him he can keep his office thru the year to find another gig

    its a crazy thing, i never made 2 mil and got canned but the place i work at is crazy
    political

    employee doesnt do a good job at where he is at so (since the director and VP like the guy) he is transfered to another position ( there have been guys who suck at 2 or 3 postitions). theres a guy in my office that grabbed a chics as@ and she sued. his uncle was helped bank the creation of the company and he now works on another floor.

    if people with power like you they are gonna keep you



    when we see wanny on the sidelines at gametime is when we should get really concerned
     
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    You forgot one.........

    Hey Dave? All of our scrub quarterbacks suck, should we consider drafting one? No? Just go get another scrub from another team that Jay can beat out? Ok thanks Dave.
     
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    HybridPHIN 23 the N E W Dolphilbins

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    Wayne honored his contract through next year.. so He'll be paid as the Phins Head Coach regardless of what career he pursues.

    Isn't that nice ????!!!
     
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    The chicks have better a**es on this floor anyway.
     
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    Nothing unusual, that is normal among high end executives, you get to use the facilities and secretarial support etc.
    I know because I'm one of them.
     
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    Maybe Wanny will be the new Pres. of the Phins and that is why they are allowing him to keep his office space.

    Just a thought, scary one though.
     
  27. inFINSible

    inFINSible Don't believe everything you think.

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    The plot thickens......
     

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