Originally posted on Fox Sports  |  Last updated 11/25/11
Miami coach Tony Sparano appears prepared for the worst after another tough defeat. The fourth-year coach, who is under pressure because of a 28-31 record, acknowledged that he might not be a part of the Dolphins' future during comments he made defending Pro Bowl left tackle Jake Long after Miami's 20-19 loss to Dallas on Thanksgiving. ''I'll say this about Jake Long,'' Sparano said Friday. ''We're all going to be really happy down the road here, or you're all going to be really happy down the road here, that Jake Long is here and he's a Miami Dolphin.'' It was the ''or'' phrase that raised eyebrows, Sparano seemingly conceding that he is unlikely to be around for the long haul after the Cowboys dropped the Dolphins to 3-8 on the season and snapped a three-game winning streak that had raised hopes in Miami. Considering that Dolphins owner Steve Ross flew to California during the offseason to speak to Jim Harbaugh, the former Stanford coach now coaching the San Francisco 49ers, a...
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