Thanks for your response to my question.<quoted text>
Every franchise he's been to, he brought them up to mediocre at best...then leaves after a short tenure.
Everyone wanted Jimmy....did'nt work out.
Everyone wanted Saban....did'nt work.
Now everyone wanted Cam gone and now think the TUNA is going to be the savior just like the previous Coaches that came and went!!
If Cam would have had more time to work out all the kinks and get rid of some of these veterens and load up on draft picks....who knows.
One thing is that I like to see this team go another direction then what is has been doing for the past ten years...
Oh yeah....stop talking about Marino, he's insignificant now, no Super Bowls....remember?
I agree with you that there is no way to tell if Cam would have done better in Year 2. Personally, I defended keeping him all season long, because I think no matter who was in charge, it was going to take time to rebuild the roster and reshape the team. And more instability was not the answer.
However, how do we know that Sparano (if indeed that is who will be the new coach) is the wrong choice? What has he done/not done to tell us he is a mistake?
I'm not worried if Parcells ends up leaving 'early'. In this case, he is serving as the owner's representative, not as coach. He is building an organization that if done the right way will serve the Dolphins well long after he is gone. Even if Parcells were to leave during this next season, that does not mean that the new coach and GM would somehow be lost as well - they would carry on with their jobs.
If anything, what I am pleased to see is that Parcells is a guy who is constructing an organization based on a common philosophy - something that Huizenga cannot do because he is not a 'football guy' like some owners. He's a hands-off owner. Finally there is someone in charge who has a clear understanding of the way a front office can work and will hopefully put all the pieces in place and continue to function well.
Lastly, Marino is not insignificant to either the history of this franchise or to the NFL in general. Sorry, have to disagree with you there, and I would dare say that many others - Dolphin fans or not - would feel the same way and acknowledge his contribution to the legacy of the quarterback position.