I would like to start by saying I like Sparano and think he is a good head coach. Sure he made some poor decisions with time outs early in his carrer and he has had his own learning curve. But he is a solid well respected coach that seems to have his team ready to play each week. Maybe that's not enough but lets talk about the failures.
The Miami Dolphins have made lots of horrible personnel moves in the 3 years they have been here. The free agents they brought in the first two years were horrible. Sure there were a few gems but if you look at all the money they flushed down the toilet in free agents you will see that's one of the biggest problems. Wilford, McCown and Smiley for 2008. In 2009 Grove, Wlson and Green. 2010 They finally stopped signing bad players to big contracts because they signed stars to monster contracts and so far both have delivered.
The other area they have done terrible is drafting. The thought was Tuna and and guys were excellent talent evaluators that has not exactly been the case.
- 2008 They drafted Long, Langford who have been great players they also have Merling and Henne who have been disappointments. None of the other really make the field much.
- 2009 They drafted Vonte Davis and Sean Smith who have been great players and Hartline and Clemons who have been decent.
- In 2010 still has the jury out but only two players got significant playing time and only one Misi has looked good.
So before I go putting people on the chopping block I would like to know who was responsible for this. Because in my opinion it's these poor decisions that put us where we are today. We have no quarterback and a team with tons of holes on the offensive line. Our TE's are only 1 deep and even Fasano is average at best. We spent tons of money on players we cut and had to eat their salaries. Our 2nd round pick from last year is playing baseball.
So my question is who was leading this team Parcells, Ireland or Sparano? Or maybe they are all intertwined because they are the trifecta?