I say "GET OVER IT". Sparano and company are always "churning the roster", "turning over acorns". The players they are looking to replace are still under contract, aren't they? Well then, don't get upset when your job is the acorn getting "turned over". It's time for Sparano to put his BigBoy Pants on and get back to work.
It's time for the Dolphins to move forward. Move forward past last weeks fiasco. Sparano looked liked a man scorned at that press conference.
The Dolphins have a lot of work to do. Judging from the comments from both past and present players the biggest change from Sparano has to come from within! Since Sparano's hire, I have sensed a play-not-to-lose mentality. Captain Fistpump and his staff have instilled an enviroment in the team where their first thought is to not make a mistake or negative play. You could see it in Chad Henne play. I personally believe Sparanos micromanaging and Hennings gruff marine-like demeanor combined to hinder Henne's development. Why else would Henne throw a 10 yard checkdown as the clock expired. Henne's game consists of 1st read, 2nd read, checkdown.
Sparano needs to realize that you cant expect positive results by over-stressing the negative. Sparano needs to loosen up. We are not good enough to grind it out every game and hope for a field at the end. We need a new oc, that's a given. But Sparano needs to let him do his job. He needs to not overcoach the new coach!!!
Also Jeff Ireland needs to break the "Parcells mold" and draft some speed. The philosophy of drafting big and strong players ONLY doesn't work anymore. Think back to the Colts game last year. Then Dolphins controlled the clock,kicking field goals(sigh) but the Colts would get the ball and score a TOUCHDOWN three plays later. If we had a better offense it would make our already good defense better!!!
So moving forward, regardless of who the new oc is, we need a change in philosophy from both Sparano and Ireland if this team is to make the jump to elite!!! No more ignoring skill position players and no more three yards in a cloud of dust offense.
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