Miami's head coach?

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Originally posted by RHoffman
Should Dave Wannestedt remain as Miami's head coach?
I think he deserves at least 1 more year - though I suspect that he would be satisfied with another year like this one. :eek: :confused:

Dave has shown the ability to bring him some decent players, like Chambers, Minor, Cousins and D Bowens, but needs to be near perfect for this team to do anything in 2002-3.

I do not believe we are going to find a better coach, but hiring Mike Shula for O coordinator scares me.
 

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Yes...Over the past 2 years as head coach Wannstedt has posted a record of 22-10. That's pretty good from this vantage point ;) If your talking about the play calling...Wannstedt doesn't hardly call any plays..I think he has the final verdict on 4th downs but mostly the plays came from Chan. We don't have to worry about him anymore. :D
 

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I hate Wanne, he can't beat winning teams, only losing ones. Norv Turner might be an ok coach or maybe if we are lucky we could bring Jimmy Johnson back.
 

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Originally posted by iceblizzard69
I hate Wanne, he can't beat winning teams, only losing ones. Norv Turner might be an ok coach or maybe if we are lucky we could bring Jimmy Johnson back.
you're joking about JJ right ? remember Avery, Yatil Green, Cecil Collins, JJJ, ......:confused:
 

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Originally posted by dolphan39
you're joking about JJ right ? remember Avery, Yatil Green, Cecil Collins, JJJ, ......:confused:
Yeah, he made some bad decisions. Have him as coach, but lock him out of the war room when it is draft day. :) That way no one would complain.
 

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he can draft players on D...but nobody wants him back - trust me
 

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Wannestedt

Dolphin39, I would normally agree with you on giving him another year, and
I have to admit that
we might not find a better coach. However, do you believe that Wannestedt
can bring this team to the SuperBowl?
If not, isn't it better to start over now, somewhat clean house and build
for a run? How many years do we have to go
9-7, 10-6, or 11-5 before Miami can sniff a Superbowl? I believe that the
reality is that he is satisfied with making
the playoffs. I am not saying that removing Dave is fair. Its probably
not, but is it best for a Miami Dolphin's team with
an eroding "fan" base, probably it is. If Miami doesn't get a SuperBowl
caliber team in the next few years, I shudder with Huizenga mentioning
the possibility of selling the team. It really scares me...I don't think
that they would ever move, but with the morons at ESPN constantly
bad-mouthing Miami
the team and the city...I think there are some politics involved in trying
to screw the city.
 

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Flyin11,

Actually, I believe that Dave has hand in on the defensive side of
the ball. Several of those schemes have been very
shaky in the last few years. Terry Allen just torched the defense...Allen
played with Patriots a few years ago and couldn't do this
to Miami's defense. More importantly, Dave has the final say on personnel.
Yes he did a good job drafting last year, but you have to question the
decisions in free-agency by Dave and Rick Spielman. Todd Perry, Heath
Irwin, Marcus Spriggs (I know he got hurt, but...), Lamar Smith (yes, he
had one great year, but do you really find long term solutions at RB
through free-agency), James McKnight, Dedric Ward, etc.

Finally, I may be idealistic, but I believe there are two things that are
important for a coach:
Making noticeable progress.
Utimately reaching the big game.

Dave fails both of these requirements. Is this team any better off then
when he took it over.
We still can't run the football.
We still have serious questions at QB and WR.
Our offensive line is worse
Our defensive line can't stop the run.
The linebackers are better.
The secondary is about the same, perhaps even a little regression.
 

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keith byars was a pretty good...............

"Mark Higgs, Andra Franklin, Marc Logan, Troy Stradford, Irving Spikes, Aaron Craver, Cecil Collins, Keith Byars, Lorenzo Hamption, Joe Carter, Karim Abdul Jabbar, Autry Denson, Bernie Parmalee, Sammie Smith, Woody Bennett, Bobby Humphrey, Stanley Pritchett...I am better then all of them, so are you, so is my four lb yorkie...these are the reasons I live in pain as a Dolphins fan.
third down back, a traitor, but a good third down back!;)
 

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Byars

Good point...

However, wouldn't you just give almost anything to have a dominant running back again...
There is many more that I probably forgot on my list...

I guess I can add Lamar Smith...

Have a good night.

As a random note, as you read about Chan Gailey's atrocious game plan last Sunday in media outlets around the country just remember who wanted to let him go straight to Georgia Tech (Check the archives for my article)!
 

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Re: Byars

Originally posted by RHoffman
Good point...

However, wouldn't you just give almost anything to have a dominant running back again...

i really don't know if we have a dominant running back or not, with the oline we have might as well run em into a brick wall! on second thought, our tackles and guards asses would be softer!:D
 

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Re: keith byars was a pretty good...............

Originally posted by dolfan06
third down back, a traitor, but a good third down back!;)
Byars was not our 3rd down back it was Kirby :confused:

RHoffman - time to add JJJ to the list and Cecil the deisel
 

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Re: Re: keith byars was a pretty good...............

Originally posted by dolphan39
Byars was not our 3rd down back it was Kirby :confused:

RHoffman - time to add JJJ to the list and Cecil the deisel
i know it was kirby, but 75% of the time it was a run or a swing pass to byars when they needed a first down, i meant they used him on third down, not that he came in on third down!:(
 
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