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DAVIE — Dolphins coach Tony Sparano still refers to it as “my team.”
For how long remains the question.
Sparano’s job status has been in question since starting the season with seven straight losses. Sunday’s loss to Philadelphia meant the Dolphins would finish below .500, prompting a published report to say he will be fired after the season.
When asked Monday to respond, Sparano kept the focus on the remaining schedule.
“No, I want to coach against the Buffalo Bills this week,” Sparano said. “I’m going to get ready to coach (against) the Buffalo Bills. That’s my sole focus. I can’t wait to get my team back here on Wednesday and get ready to go.”
Sparano was then asked if he had spoken to team owner Stephen Ross. He again deflected attention from his future.
“I’m getting ready to go against the Buffalo Bills in beautiful Buffalo, New York this week,” he said. “I’m excited about it. I cant’ wait to get my team ready to play this game.”
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Stephen Ross priority is to hire a star coach, and money will not be an impediment, an associate said.
Stephen Ross’ priority is to hire a star coach, and money will not be an impediment, an associate said.
Another year, another awkward press conference starring Dolphins owner Stephen Ross. Last winter, Ross sat next to Tony Sparano and G.M. Jeff Ireland to try to explain to the media why it made sense to give Sparano a contract extension despite openly going after Jim Harbaugh for the team’s head coach. (The picture of that…
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