In no way shape or form am I displeased or anything short of thankful and impressed at what Coach Sparano has done with the Phins. He seems to have a great future as a coach and with the Dolphins, however his time management is a little lacking at times. Watching the games this year you can point out many instances when time should be conserved or run off more, and the Fins fail to chose the correct outcome quite a bit. Ultimately this comes down to the Head Coach.
Being a coach myself, for Semi Pro, I understand how much you have to be aware with on the field during the game that it is easy to get caught up in things. Even at the level of Football I coach it is tough to think of the next play to call based on the down and distance, the momentum, time left in the quarter, and all other factors, I can only imagine the pressure on an NFL coach.
My points can be really highlighted in 2 instances this season. The Saints game, when Sparano calls a time out with seconds left in the 2nd half to collect the defense, and the Saints sneak it in for a TD instead of FG, which I think was the turning point of the game.
Another time was this past Sunday, after Bell's INT Sparano runs down the sideline signaling for a Time Out until I believe Akin Aydodele, stopped him and allowed Sparano to rethink the situation. Lucky the T.O was not granted to the Fins. (For you that don't know clock stops on a turnover)
In the second case, I believe an honest mistake, but I think Tony Sparano should have an assistant, just dedicated to time management, in his ear all game calculating things like this. Sounds a little over the top, and possibly could take more time to pass the message to Sparano then to the officials, but in games like this it could be a game changer.