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Asked to assess Henning’s performance this year in coordinating the league’s second-lowest scoring offense (17.1 points per game), Sparano didn’t hold back. Instead, he delivered a spirited defense of Henning that surely will send the majority of Dolfans running straight for another shot of holiday eggnog (spiked version).

“I think that Dan Henning for Tony Sparano has been tremendous,” Sparano said, playing the third-person card in a way I don’t think I’ve ever heard him do before. “I think that the guy has done a wonderful job here in my time here. Again, I look at the entire body of work. You guys just look at the last 3-4 games, whatever it is. I look at the whole body of work and this guy’s really done a tremendous job.
“You know, he’s the same guy we were all talking about: ‘Man, oh, man, he finds ways to use personnel to the best of their ability’ and ‘Blah, blah, blah, blah, blah.’ OK, that was you people saying that, not me. So I would tell you that for Tony Sparano, Dan Henning has been tremendous. It’s easy to point blame, fellas, and I get it. It comes with the territory. That’s the way it goes. I need to do a better job. Tony Sparano needs to do a better job. ”

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I also found it instructive that when our own Omar Kelly asked Sparano today if he could name a single particular area on offense that he’s been “pleased with” this year, the coach hemmed and hawed a bit and could not offer up one concrete facet that has been beyond reproach.

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I also found it instructive that when our own Omar Kelly asked Sparano today if he could name a single particular area on offense that he’s been “pleased with” this year, the coach hemmed and hawed a bit and could not offer up one concrete facet that has been beyond reproach.

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It isn't the fact that we have TEH WURST QB IN DA WURLD!!!!1111? It's multiple facets? There isn't one single redeeming factor that even a coach loyal to his players would admit was good or at least consistent? You mean he didn't say that we've been running the ball well in order to help the offense? Or that pass blocking has been so bad that Henne is basically forced to call for max protection a lot?

Man. I thought we had an offense whose only downfall was Chad Henne and that if only we had some other QB we'd be great.

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Post Re: Miami Dolphins: Tony Sparano defends Dan Henning
And Tony can keep defending Henning all he wants after they are both unemployed.


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Man. I thought we had an offense whose only downfall was Chad Henne and that if only we had some other QB we'd be great.


You keep bringing this straw man argument up, but I don't see one poster on this forum who legitimately believes we are set at O-Line and RB.

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Post Re: Miami Dolphins: Tony Sparano defends Dan Henning
I may be wrong, but hasn't every time Henning has defended someone, they were immediately fired?

Pasqualoni, Wilford, Ted Ginn, etc? I'm just going off memory, and we know how reliable that is.

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And Tony can keep defending Henning all he wants after they are both unemployed.


I don't think that Sparano is fired unless a guy like Cowher says specifically to Ross in a meeting that he will absolutely take the job. I don't see him being fired unless the replacement is already lined up.

And I'm convinced that what he says in public does not reflect what he says to his team and his coaches in private. He seems to absolutely be a "don't air your dirty laundry in public" kind of coach.

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Post Re: Miami Dolphins: Tony Sparano defends Dan Henning
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I may be wrong, but hasn't every time Henning has defended someone, they were immediately fired?

Pasqualoni, Wilford, Ted Ginn, etc? I'm just going off memory, and we know how reliable that is.


"Every time SPARANO"...not Henning

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I may be wrong, but hasn't every time Henning has defended someone, they were immediately fired?

Pasqualoni, Wilford, Ted Ginn, etc? I'm just going off memory, and we know how reliable that is.


"Every time SPARANO"...not Henning


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Iowafin wrote:
I may be wrong, but hasn't every time Henning has defended someone, they were immediately fired?

Pasqualoni, Wilford, Ted Ginn, etc? I'm just going off memory, and we know how reliable that is.


Don't forget Gibril Wilson!!

This regime knows to keep team matters with the team, and they know how to cut their losses when they have made mistakes.

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Post Re: Miami Dolphins: Tony Sparano defends Dan Henning
Sparano's contract is up after this season I believe, and Henning "The Last Dinosaur" will likely retire. Sparano needs to worry about trying to win the rest of these games this year if he wants to keep his job. With Bill Cowher publicly announcing he'd like to coach the Dolphins he will need all the sticking points he's got if he wants a job with us next year. It may be possible that Ross replaces Tony Sparano with someone like Bill Cowher or John Gruden. If Sparano goes he will likely follow whatever project Parcells is cooking up next. Ross didn't hire the Trifecta, he inherited it. 8-8 with a losing record at home is exactly the kind of record that gets a regime fired. We'll just have to wait and see what happens after the season is over. Ross wants to bring flash to Miami so it won't surprise me if he shakes things up and tries to hire a Super Bowl winning coach. I just hope we don't lose Mike Nolan in the deal, he's the best coach we've got in my opinion.


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Sparano's contract is up after this season I believe, and Henning "The Last Dinosaur" will likely retire. Sparano needs to worry about trying to win the rest of these games this year if he wants to keep his job. With Bill Cowher publicly announcing he'd like to coach the Dolphins he will need all the sticking points he's got if he wants a job with us next year. It may be possible that Ross replaces Tony Sparano with someone like Bill Cowher or John Gruden. If Sparano goes he will likely follow whatever project Parcells is cooking up next. Ross didn't hire the Trifecta, he inherited it. 8-8 with a losing record at home is exactly the kind of record that gets a regime fired. We'll just have to wait and see what happens after the season is over. Ross wants to bring flash to Miami so it won't surprise me if he shakes things up and tries to hire a Super Bowl winning coach. I just hope we don't lose Mike Nolan in the deal, he's the best coach we've got in my opinion.


Sparano has a 4 year contract (until after 2011 season).

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Post Re: Miami Dolphins: Tony Sparano defends Dan Henning
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Don't forget Gibril Wilson!!

This regime knows to keep team matters with the team, and they know how to cut their losses when they have made mistakes.


Who can ever forget The Gerbil .....

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