Wanstedt, while conservative, has proven to be a VERY quality coach. Dude even won Coach of the Year with the Bears. Now here is the tricky part. He will NEVER be considered a candidate for Executive of the Year. He just doen't have the ability, for whatever reason, to be a top flight GM. That is where Spielman comes in, and while he isn't actually the GM, and doesn't have the final say, he really does all the work of the GM with Wanny. Without Spielman we'd be in trouble.
You know in the world of Finance anything can happen..If I remember correctly..it wasn't that long ago that Mr. H was looking for a partner for the dolphins..even though publicly it was because of estate planning..you really never know..but I hope and pray the phins are always in Miami\Ft. Lauderdale area.
Could you imagine them moving to Georgia and being the whatever city of Georgia Dolphins.
...has done anything remarkable (since we should have seen him be more hands on when master Bates wasn't cutting it in a few of last season's games on D and less said about Chan Gailey's offense the better). Unlike the Patsie's Bellichick he isn't a difference maker once the game has started. If he hasn't won it in preparation he isn't going to win it on the day IMO.
The Dolphins are one of the most successful organisations in sports and have great attendance figures even when they aren't sold out. Where could you go and do better? They're going nowhere:D
This should have been two threads: One on Wanny and the other on the moving thing. What the heck though, I'll run with it.
As far as Wanny goes, he has done very well and deserves to be extended but I wouldn't say that he's done an excellent job...yet. If the 'Phins make it to the SB, or even the AFC title game, I believe he would take the next step in becoming an upper eschelon coaches.
To the moving issue. I would hate to see the 'Phins move...unless they wound up here in LA. :D I think there's little or no chance of that ever happening any time in the near future.