Sparano Still In Charge

by Paul Raymond | Posted on Monday, October 24th, 2011

Tony Sparano is still the head coach of the Miami Dolphins, at least for the time being. It appears that he’ll be on the sidelines next week against the New York Giants, even with the Fins at 0-6 and recently blowing a 15-point lead to the Denver Broncos. I wouldn’t say its a vote of confidence from team owner Stephen Ross, it appears to be more of a scheduling issue.

Team sources are saying that Tony Sparano will remain coach of the team for the near-term, barring a significant change in thinking by Ross. Ross left town after Sunday’s comeback 18-15 victory by the Denver Broncos over the Dolphins and is flying across country on business.

That makes a change less likely because it is hard to believe anyone would make such a significant change over the phone. (Armando Salguero – The Miami Herald)

My thinking is a little bit different. Salguero finds it hard to believe anyone would make such a decision over the phone, me I think it’s because he doesn’t have anyone lined up to replace Tony.

So you’re thinking hire a interim coach from the current staff? I say, what’s the point? I hate when teams do that, what change actually happens when this occurs? I’m sure Ross is just thinking if I don’t have anyone lined up I might as well stay with what I have because we can’t make real changes till the off season.

The only thing that could backfire by not making a move now is next weeks opponent. If the Dolphins could pull off a road upset over the first place Giants then Sparano definitely won’t be going anywhere during the season.

Now for the Giants, I’m sure they’re glad Sparano is still in charge they just have to make sure they don’t have a letdown like the Seattle Seahawks game.

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