Bill Parcells quit after three seasons with the Miami Dolphins’ front office. The man who coached the Dolphins for 26 seasons thinks Parcells jumped ship too soon.
The Miami Herald reports that Shula said he was disappointed by Parcells’ abrupt departure from the organization.
“It seemed like he bailed,” Shula said.
But while Shula doesn’t like the way Parcells left, he does like some of the elements that Parcells left behind, including head coach Tony Sparano and quarterback Chad Henne.
“I like Sparano as a coach, and he’s a good guy, too,” Shula said. “[Henne] is a big, strong guy. He’s got a great arm. He needs to work on the touch and the accuracy. That’s the biggest thing. He has all of the stuff to play in the NFL. He just needs to get settled into the role. He can’t make those critical errors.”
So Shula thinks Parcells built the foundation for a good team in Miami. He just doesn’t think Parcells should have walked away from that team.