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Ross won’t say what he thinks of Sparano

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If you want to end an interview with Dolphins owner Stephen Ross, ask him his opinion of head coach Tony Sparano.

That’s what the Miami Herald discovered Friday when a reporter asked, “what do you think so far of the job that Coach Sparano . . .”

Ross cut the reporter off before the question could even be finished.

I don’t want to get into that,” Ross said. “I don’t want to start talking about that. I love these guys. They’re all great. I’m happy.”

With that, a member of Ross’s personal security team ended the interview.

Those last two words — “I’m happy” — may suggest that Sparano has satisfied his boss. But with the Dolphins at 6-6, the season could still go either way in the final four games, and Ross could either be a lot happier or decidedly unhappy in four weeks.

There’s also the issue of whether Bill Parcells will continue to have Ross’s ear in 2011. Parcells was Sparano’s boss in Dallas and brought Sparano to Miami, and so if Parcells has a say in the matter, Sparano is probably safe.

But by refusing to answer questions about Sparano, Ross is leaving open the possibility that Sparano won’t be safe for long.

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  1. lordodysseus says: Dec 11, 2010 10:24 AM

    Ross doesn’t give a rat’s patooty whether the fins win or lose. He’s all about how many celebrities he can schmooze with in his private box. When the celebrities stop coming out, then he’ll make a change. I’m not even a fins fan and I can see this.

  2. ampats says: Dec 11, 2010 10:34 AM

    I don’t think Parcell’s will have anything to do with the Miami Dolphins in 2011. I think he is done with the circus as the current ownership group is a joke and has no idea on how to run an NFL franchise.

    Nice idea but can you imagine Bill Belichick bringing his team into a town one day earlier to see a Broadway play ?

    Look for Carl Peterson to become the Fins GM for 2011 and beyond.

    Good luck vs the Newark Jets on Sunday !

  3. max says: Dec 11, 2010 10:57 AM

    Sparano is not terrible. Unless Ross is bringing in Gruden or Cowher, he should be given another year–preferably with a bona fide RB in the backfield this time. Parcels gambled and lost with Ronnie and Ricky this year; that’s hardly Sparano’s fault.

  4. jesuscakes says: Dec 11, 2010 11:06 AM

    Sparano won’t be safe until Henne and Henning are gone. He also needs to do a better job with the OL. The Dolphins are very close. They just need a QB, a TE, a FS, and another WR.

  5. robsterny says: Dec 11, 2010 11:33 AM

    @ jesuscakes;

    “The Dolphins are very close. They just need a QB,a TE,a FS, and another WR”.

    Umm…thats not close.

  6. FinFan68 says: Dec 11, 2010 11:47 AM

    I like Sparano but sometimes he gets too conservative. He should not be happy by a drive that stalls in the red zone and ends in a field goal. Once in a while is OK but almost every time is ridiculous. Huizenga was a good owner. Ross seems more concerned with his social status than his football team. He has paid some contracts to Marshall and Dansby and they will help but Ross needs to instill the mindset of proficiency over popularity. I care how the team plays; not who is in the luxury boxes or who the halftime “talent” is. The lack of fans in the stands is an embarassment that will be fixed by wins rather than celebrity status

  7. andyreidsappetite says: Dec 11, 2010 12:18 PM

    They need a real QB. It’s not Chad Henne.

  8. jesuscakes says: Dec 11, 2010 12:24 PM

    @robsterny

    That’s one draft man!

  9. richm2256 says: Dec 11, 2010 1:03 PM

    MDS: “But by refusing to answer questions about Sparano, Ross is leaving open the possibility that Sparano won’t be safe for long”

    If you’d bother to stop sensationalizing every thing for a minute, you would see that Ross did indeed answer the question when he said: ” I love these guys. They’re all great. I’m happy.”

    You are the weakest player on this PFT team, Mr. Smith.

  10. joetoronto says: Dec 11, 2010 1:17 PM

    But by refusing to answer questions about Sparano, Ross is leaving open the possibility that Sparano won’t be safe for long.
    *********************************************************
    Man, that’s a hell of a reach, even for PFT.

  11. thetooloftools says: Dec 11, 2010 1:24 PM

    don’t read too much into this.
    i think the dolphins are over achieving
    considering their qb situation.

  12. kimcon22000 says: Dec 11, 2010 2:17 PM

    “Those last two words — “I’m happy” — may suggest that Sparano has satisfied his boss.”

    —————————————————–

    Not on the field – in the bedroom …………………………………….

  13. texasphinsfan says: Dec 11, 2010 2:32 PM

    I like Sparano actually, even given his time management flaws.

    The problems are with personnel and play-calling, neither of which fall on Sparano’s shoulders. He wasn’t even responsible for hiring the guys that make those decisions, so he gets a pass on that from me.

    Parcells is the guy I would fire, but thankfully he’s already leaving. Yes Parcells, run away from the sinking ship you used to steward.

    *That’s* going to look great on the resume along with not winning anything or building anything that has won in 20 years. And yet teams still clamor for this guy.

    Take him. It’s your funeral….

  14. hobartbaker says: Dec 11, 2010 2:34 PM

    Ross won’t get into it.

    “Whaddyu think I’m stoopid? Look at the guy. And he’s got Family.”.

  15. hobartbaker says: Dec 11, 2010 2:40 PM

    “You know what they call the guy?….. Soprano.
    You think that’s funny maybe, wiseguy?………
    You know why they call him that? “Cause that’s how you end up if you **** with Tony ****** Sparano!”.

  16. phillybirds says: Dec 11, 2010 4:57 PM

    It seems to me like Ross did say what he thinks about Sparano and the rest of the coaching staff. “I love these guys.” What else are you expecting? There’s plenty of other things to write about. Please entertain us or else i’ll have to stop recommending for my friends to visit this website.

  17. miamiron says: Dec 11, 2010 5:52 PM

    #
    jesuscakes says: Dec 11, 2010 11:06 AM

    The Dolphins are very close. They just need a QB, a TE, a FS, and another WR.
    ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
    My holiday wishes for a Miami Dolphin team
    that is “SO VERY CLOSE”

    A team that doesn’t need to see a Broadway play to get motivated

    A head coach with testicles who can play for a touchdown and not a field goal

    An offensive coordinator who didn’t
    fight in the civil war

    An inside linebacker to replace “crappy Crowder”

    An offensive guard or 2 and a new starting Center

    A lifetime supply of trim spa for Vernon Carey
    who has now passed obese to morbidly obese
    and beyond

    A running back who can score a touchdown

    A wide receiver who can score a touchdown
    Our big three,Marshall,Hartline,and Bess
    have 5 tds between them ,”ALL SEASON”

    Another tight end NOT from the power house
    Monmouth college

    A screen pass more than once a season
    would be nice

    The end of the wild cat since we run straight up the gut 99.9% of the time and NO one is fooled anymore

    Let the QB audible at the line

    No more absurd fist pumps by anyone/coach when we kick a field goal…act like you’ve been on an NFL field for God’s sake

    Get rid of the special teams coach
    We have almost as many kicks blocked as we have rushing touchdowns

    Find anyone to rush the passer not named Wake

    NEVER EVER SIGN ANOTHER DALLAS OFFENSIVE LINEMAN REJECT AGAIN

    NEVER EVER SAY WE’RE CLOSE WHEN
    THAT COULDN’T BE FURTHER FROM THE TRUTH…

  18. miamiron says: Dec 11, 2010 7:54 PM

    add to me list above a franchise QB

  19. texasphinsfan says: Dec 11, 2010 9:27 PM

    lol @ miamiron post.

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