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(By STEVEN WINE, AP Sports Writer) Tony Sparano has been fired as coach of the Miami Dolphins, the third dismissal of an NFL coach in the past two weeks.The move came Monday, one day after the Dolphins lost to the Philadelphia Eagles to fall to 4-9. The defeat ended a recent surge by the Dolphins after they lost their first seven games.
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It would seem Dolphin owner Steven Ross has some cards up his sleeve with the firing of Tony Sparano. The 4-9 record is probably reason enough but there is more behind the scenes and we will be...
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DAVIE, FL Tony Sparano was fired Monday as head coach of the Miami Dolphins. The only shock was that it took so long.
Now, Dolphins fans anxiously wait to see if general manager Jeff Ireland loses his job.
Ireland should be the next to go so that the Dolphins' house-cleaning and road to redemption will he made complete. But apparently that's not going to happen.
Miami Dolphins General Manager Jeff Ireland doesn’t have many slips of the tongue.
That’s something I’ve picked up during his four-year tenure in South Florida. He’ll try a couple slight of hand tricks from time-to-time, but Ireland generally says what he means.
And when he drops a hint it is usually intended.
That’s why the most revealing tell from Monday’s firing of...
It’s best to let things digest for a couple of hours before trying to break it down, regurgitate what you’ve just swallowed. That approach keeps us from come to any hard and firm conclusions.
It also allows us to avoid foot in mouth disease.
Those who have followed me for a while should know I’m not a knee jerk kind of guy. Jerk maybe….but not knee jerk.
I have to dissect...
MIAMI GARDENS — Today’s game will feature two teams that should look a lot better than their 4-8 records suggest. For the Dolphins, winners of four of their past five games, they will have their complete lineup on the field today with no players sitting out the game and right guard Vernon Carey coming back [...]
The Miami Dolphins announced today that they have fired head coach Tony Sparano. Sparano is the second head coach to be fired today (Kansas City’s Todd Haley) and the third so far this season (Jacksonville’s Jack Del Rio).
This move was expected and isn’t a surprise to anybody following the NFL this year fairly closely. Sparano’s Dolphins started the season 0-7 before inexplicably...
PFT: The Miami Dolphins ended the suspense Monday, firing coach Tony Sparano after a 4-9 start.
Even before the Miami Dolphins fired Tony Sparano on Monday, names of potential successors were being bandied about. Bill Cowher? Jeff Fisher? Jon Gruden?
One sack cost the Miami Dolphins their quarterback. Another resulted in a safety. With the last one, the team matched a franchise record for bad blocking.
Stephen Ross’ priority is to hire a star coach, and money will not be an impediment, an associate said.
In the city where the modern "Dream Team" failed to bring home an NBA championship, the Eagles kept their "Dream Team" season alive Sunday.
Michael Vick returned to the Eagles lineup in Miami as he led the Eagles to 24 first half points as the Birds held on for a 26-10 win over the Dolphins.
Vick looked rusty while completing just 15-of-30 passes for 208 yards...