No Smile To Spare

If Tony Sparano becomes the next Dolphins coach, as widely expected, he will face many questions regarding his experience, his influences, his philosophy. Full Story
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axe them all

Somis, CA

#1 Jan 10, 2008
Sounds like my kind of head coach, No more panzee a$$ coaches need apply! He can get rid of all the puff puffs on our team. Go Dolphins!!!!!!!!!!
big dog

Anchorage, AK

#2 Jan 10, 2008
parcells is rebuilding in a way that will have the entire organization on the same page. the phins will be back sooner than later.
the fuzz

Homosassa, FL

#3 Jan 10, 2008
WOW. That was a really well written piece!
Cam Cameron

Hialeah, FL

#4 Jan 10, 2008
God willing, this will be the next coach of the Dolphins. God will lead the the team to the right decision. Holy crap, this is the kind of talk that got me fired!
Ann Arbor Dolfan

Three Rivers, MI

#5 Jan 10, 2008
The season is long. Too long to not lighten the mood now and then. I don't care if he smiles, but I hope he keeps the locker room loose. At the same time, not settle for anything less than 100% effort.
Ann Arbor Dolfan

Three Rivers, MI

#6 Jan 10, 2008
Not saying Sparano is but I DO NOT want another coach with an anti-social (Saban) personality. He made the mood of everyone in the building sour.
MJZ

Yonkers, NY

#7 Jan 10, 2008
Questions about his philosophy? Really? Don't you think it will be the same as Parcell's? Of course it is. Why even ask.
Lou Vales

Hialeah, FL

#8 Jan 10, 2008
I'm just glad that Tony survived that final episode. If you remember right before Meadow walked in the door of the ice cream shop Tony had a wistful look on his face and was probably dreaming of being reunited with Bill, another Jersey guy. I hope someone asks him how Sil is doing after the shooting in the Bing parking lot.

Wasn't aware of Tony's coaching experience, but you would think he won't be lacking in the toughness area. He may have to soften some of his tactics as they pertain to under performing players.

All in all a great hire, but I don't want to see carmela or his sister in Wayne's suite.

You think he will bring the Stugatts??
Julio Sanchez

United States

#9 Jan 10, 2008
Wow, Tom Landry's ghost just got a hard on.
Lets see if bully Joey Porter has the Cajones to get in this guys face. I think not!
Arriba!

“Truth to Power!”

Since: Apr 07

United States

#10 Jan 10, 2008
Interesting story.

Since: Sep 07

Marion, OH

#11 Jan 10, 2008
Ann Arbor Dolfan wrote:
Not saying Sparano is but I DO NOT want another coach with an anti-social (Saban) personality. He made the mood of everyone in the building sour.
the players played hard for Saban. They did respect him even if he was harsh.
the fuzz

Homosassa, FL

#12 Jan 10, 2008
Good Lord, these "Soprano" jokes are about as funny as the "Ginn family" jokes. Enough already, Sheesh.
Fang

United States

#13 Jan 10, 2008
Al Davis said it best. Just win Baby!!!
Jim in DC

United States

#14 Jan 10, 2008
Thanks Ethan for a great inside look into how Sparano's current players feel about him. Most of the Fins news items these days are just recycled versions of stuff that was out a week ago.

I'm not worried about his personality, that guy in New England doesn't even have one and it hasn't stopped him. Players will follow a coach they respect; that's all you can ask.
Chris

Lakeland, FL

#15 Jan 11, 2008
Good stuff Ethan.

You know ol what's his name - Belichick in 'New England' doesn't smile much. More now than in years past...but he's known as 'Mr. Poker Face'.

If he's the new HC (chuckle), I expect Sparano's program to follow the Parcells/Belichick model: Very demanding, very time-consuming, very energy-consuming. If a player has a lot of distractions in his personal life that manifest in their professional life, he is going to have difficulty succeeding in Bill's...er, Tony's program.

Since: Jan 07

Cocoa Fl

#16 Jan 11, 2008
Does this mean no more dominoes?
Mork

Raleigh, NC

#17 Jan 11, 2008
maybe Sporano just has ugly teeth :)

Since: Feb 07

Fort Lauderdale, FL

#18 Jan 11, 2008
(if Tony gets the job) He'll need to lighten up if he wants to stick around for more than a year or two. Us hardcore fans may appreciate a hardass, but the team needs a HC with charisma if it expects to sell tickets.
Tony

AOL

#19 Jan 11, 2008
Effective immediately all of my players will do their workouts wearing cement shoes.

fougettboutit
Wanny McStache

Fort Lauderdale, FL

#20 Jan 11, 2008
I'm sorry but things like the Wannstache, drafting the Ted Ginn family and Fail, Forward Fast NEVER get old!!!

It just sucks that we couldn't have kept Cam on the staff and hired him just to provide comic relief!!!!
the fuzz wrote:
Good Lord, these "Soprano" jokes are about as funny as the "Ginn family" jokes. Enough already, Sheesh.

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