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Tony Sparanos news conference Tuesday sounded eerily, sadly, and predictably familiar, but the days most relevant question was one Sparano was not asked and one he would not have known the answer to, anyway: Can he survive another loss as Dolphins coach, especially another defeat at home to a team with a losing record? Owner Stephen Ross decided not to make a coaching change after Mondays loss to the Jets dropped Miami to 0-5, but a close associate of Ross said Tuesday that the owner remains very frustrated and Sparanos status would again be subject to re-evaluation if the Dolphins lose at home Sunday to 1-4 Denver. I need to coach better, Sparano said Tuesday. They need to play better. Ross so far has resisted firing his head coach because players have told him the team still believes in Sparano and that he hasnt lost the locker room; Ross has been advised by friend Carl Peterson and others that in-season changes do not usually make a difference; and theres no in-house interim candidate who would necessarily be an upgrade. Also, Ross believes switching to an interim coach (potentially defensive coordinator Mike Nolan) would not boost ticket sales for the rest of the season, but the associate said Sparanos job status nevertheless remains subject to week-to-week review because of Ross unhappiness with the on-field product. The Dolphins have lost eight consecutive games dating back to last season, and barring a miraculous turnaround this season, the question is not if Sparano will be fired, but when. As Ross watched Mondays game from a suite at MetLife Stadium, at times he was very [ticked] off, the associate said. And other times he laughed it off because hes sitting there with friends and its embarrassing to watch this when youre there entertaining friends. Source: Miami Herald
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For years, fans of the Miami Dolphins have been asking screaming for the Dolphins to find a franchise quarterback. More recently, Dolphins fans have been screaming for a new head coach and general manager. It seems that Dolphins owner, Stephen Ross, finally agrees with the fan base. In this story by Armando Salguero, Mando reports [...]
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Miami Dolphins coach Tony Sparano could be re-evaluated if the team remains winless with a home loss to the Denver Broncos this week, the Miami Herald reported Wednesday.
The report cited a source close to owner Stephen Ross that indicated Sparano's job is not secure as may have been believed. Miami (0-5) is one of three winless teams in the NFL.
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Dolphins owner Stephen Ross is sick of the AFC East cellar, and a new report gives insight into just how serious he is about changing the culture in Miami.
The seat under Miami head coach Tony Sparano has only gotten hotter after his Dolphins laid an egg on Monday night against the New York Jets.
The Miami Herald reported Tuesday that team owner Stephen Ross is "very frustrated" with the Dolphins' performance this season.
If Miami loses to 1-4 Denver on Sunday, Sparano's job security will be "subject to re-evaluation...
A close associate of Miami Dolphins owner Stephen Ross said Tony Sparano’s status might be re-evaluated if the Dolphins lose to Denver.
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Dolphins coach Tony Sparano is unlikely to be replaced this week, according to a source. Monday night's loss to the Jets was especially harmful to Sparano's tenure. His team lost in horrible fashion after a bye week, and against a team that had lost three in a row. "Tonight was brutal," a club source told Armando Salguero of the Miami Herald. That is bad for coach...
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