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Report: Despite Sparano’s hint, Fins not interested in Favre

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Publicly, Dolphins coach Tony Sparano wouldn’t rule out the possibility of signing Brett Favre.

Privately, the team will.

Armando Salguero of the Miami Herald reports, citing an unnamed “highly placed team source” (Fergie?) reports that the Dolphins aren’t interested.

So why didn’t Sparano say so?  Salguero says it’s part of the team’s habit of giving the media nothing.

Except, of course, when giving the media nothing creates an unexpected storm of something other than snow and then the team needs to leak its true intentions to the media anonymously.

Wouldn’t life be a lot easier if these ultra-secretive coaches trusted themselves to know the difference between the things they should say without giving up any strategic advantage, and the things they shouldn’t?

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51 Responses to “Report: Despite Sparano’s hint, Fins not interested in Favre”
  1. jetswin5straightsuperbowls says: Aug 4, 2011 3:47 PM

    This organization is a joke!

  2. AlanSaysYo says: Aug 4, 2011 3:47 PM

    Favre is still better than Henne.

  3. offsideburns says: Aug 4, 2011 3:48 PM

    i dont even think Favre’s interested in Favre

  4. destructicus says: Aug 4, 2011 3:48 PM

    I wonder if Favre is going send pictures of his flaccid unit to Ireland in one last ditch effort to get the Fins interested.

  5. kmurph1226 says: Aug 4, 2011 3:49 PM

    I’m a Dolphin fan and this front office could easily work for the CIA. They pull stuff out of their asses. Most teams you have a clue of who their going after but for the Dolphins boom Reggie Bush just got traded and Jason Taylor got signed.

    It gets annoying as hell as a fan because you want some news but I understand that they want to not drive up prices for free agents.

    I knew Omar Kelly took this out of hand.

  6. phillyraider says: Aug 4, 2011 3:50 PM

    Can Roger Goddell please fine anyone who mentiones the name “Brett Favre”!

  7. jfluke65 says: Aug 4, 2011 3:51 PM

    In other words, Favre let ‘em know “hell no! If I come out of retirement again, it’ll be for a contender”

  8. silverhornet says: Aug 4, 2011 3:51 PM

    bah… the pic should be of Tony doing a fist pump.. anyway, I’m certain the Dolphins are trying to create some form of leverage here. I mean the fans chanting for Orton doesn’t help so clearly they needed something to break their way.

  9. myrek2008 says: Aug 4, 2011 3:51 PM

    WOW!!! We are laughing stock. Let’s face it!
    This is what we are tlaking about now?
    Bad attempt at getting Jim Harbaugh, bad attempt at Orton, crying Henne, sick Sporano, secret message about Favre… Wow!
    Why should I buy those tickets again?

  10. scoops1 says: Aug 4, 2011 3:51 PM

    someone should jsut wave a skunk in front of Henne’s face and tell him HE STINKS

  11. dulz26 says: Aug 4, 2011 3:51 PM

    Bring Favre!

  12. Slackmo says: Aug 4, 2011 3:52 PM

    There was no hint, Sparano was asked to publicly rule Favre out and he declined. The rest is all newspaper/blog muckraking.

  13. citizenstrange says: Aug 4, 2011 3:52 PM

    ” …. citing an unnamed “highly placed team source” (Fergie?) …”
    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
    citing a one named “highly placed team source” (Fergie?) /fixed

  14. dumbasdirt says: Aug 4, 2011 3:53 PM

    My guess is that the “highly placed team source” was Sparano himself after he realized the firestorm that was taking place over his comment.

  15. austrianpanther says: Aug 4, 2011 3:53 PM

    I just saw a private jet land in Miami Airport….

  16. bsizemore68 says: Aug 4, 2011 3:53 PM

    Wouldn’t it be so much nicer if you guys stop trying to be a late night comic, Fergie has nothing to do with Dolphin Management and coaches, stay with the story and let the being cute go away. Bill

  17. thetechnocrat says: Aug 4, 2011 3:54 PM

    “Wouldn’t life be a lot easier if these ultra-secretive coaches trusted themselves to know the difference between the things they should say without giving up any strategic advantage, and the things they shouldn’t?”
    Yes and it’d be nice if “journalists” wouldn’t post three stories about a story that has no legs at all. things they should print and shouldn’t. the haste to break a story first and capitalize on it’s sensationalism really is watering down sports news like all tv cable news channels

  18. finfan71 says: Aug 4, 2011 3:56 PM

    The only thing more pathetic than the front office of my beloved team is somebody whose forum id is jetswin5straightsuperbowls. Talk about clueless.

  19. hobartbaker says: Aug 4, 2011 3:58 PM

    The fake Favre stories have become so obvious these days you have to accompany them with a “fake Favre” photo.

  20. lionpride10 says: Aug 4, 2011 3:59 PM

    Look, Henne isn’t Brady, but does anyone even remember how terrible Farve was last year. It looked like Abe Bigota was trying out for the NFL.

  21. jetswin5straightsuperbowls says: Aug 4, 2011 4:00 PM

    Dont hate finfan71. My knowledge of football runs laps around your 400lbs ass

  22. rethinklogic says: Aug 4, 2011 4:01 PM

    The way Henne has looked I wouldn’t rule out Joe Montana

  23. texastornado82 says: Aug 4, 2011 4:02 PM

    Scott Hanson is already on location in Miami!

  24. junobeach44 says: Aug 4, 2011 4:04 PM

    I think the “media” helped create the storm, don’t you?

  25. austrianpanther says: Aug 4, 2011 4:04 PM

    Now I know for sure that Brett is not coming
    Salary cap $ 8,446,000…..we blew it by
    $ 554,000.00!!!!!!

  26. cusoman says: Aug 4, 2011 4:05 PM

    I’ve heard this one before, and I know how it ends.

    So who on the Fins has #4 right now? Start making plans.

  27. 3octaveFart says: Aug 4, 2011 4:06 PM

    C’mon guys.
    You ran no less than 4 stories just this afternoon about Brett Favre.

    The guy is gone. Let it go.

    It’s beginning to look like desperation on your part.

  28. mumakata says: Aug 4, 2011 4:15 PM

    phillyraider says: Aug 4, 2011 3:50 PM

    Can Roger Goddell please fine anyone who mentiones the name “Brett Favre”!

    League office on line one for you, doood.

  29. mumakata says: Aug 4, 2011 4:17 PM

    jetswin5straightsuperbowls says: Aug 4, 2011 4:00 PM

    Dont hate finfan71. My knowledge of football runs laps around your 400lbs ass

    Yeah, because a name like jetswin5straightsuperbowls just screams vast repository of knowledge. lolz.

  30. southbeachtalent says: Aug 4, 2011 4:22 PM

    Oh, great Fergie joke Mike real original. Yeah Fergie and JLo handle the QB acquisitions. Marc Anthony does the scouting and the Serena sisters handle free agency. You crack me up, a regular old jokester.

    Got to do better than that Mikey.

  31. omegalh says: Aug 4, 2011 4:23 PM

    In an unrelated story, the dolphins just signed ryan longwell and have gassed up their private jet….

  32. wtf__seriously says: Aug 4, 2011 4:25 PM

    bsizemore68 says:
    Wouldn’t it be so much nicer if you guys stop trying to be a late night comic, Fergie has nothing to do with Dolphin Management and coaches, stay with the story and let the being cute go away. Bill

    ——————————–

    Okay, Bill, ok.
    I will fix CitizenStrange’s post, just for you…

    citizenstrange says:

    ” …. citing an unnamed “highly placed team source” (J-Lo?) …”
    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
    citing a one named “highly placed team source” (J-Lo?) /fixed

  33. jasonfinfan says: Aug 4, 2011 4:26 PM

    myrek2008 says: Aug 4, 2011 3:51 PM

    WOW!!! We are laughing stock. Let’s face it!
    This is what we are tlaking about now?
    Bad attempt at getting Jim Harbaugh, bad attempt at Orton, crying Henne, sick Sporano, secret message about Favre… Wow!
    Why should I buy those tickets again?

    … You should buy tickets because your a fan of the team jackass, Then again no team needs fans like you that are like a case of hemorrhoids that wont go away.

    This team is actually more set up to succeed then any team we have fielded since sparano came here..

    we have the number 6 defense last year and all the players are young and improving.. we have been adding Low Key Pieces to the offense.. If they can get better we are a playoff team with this defense.

  34. doublec42788 says: Aug 4, 2011 4:29 PM

    Im sick of Dolphin fans trashing Ireland. Go play Madden where you can be the GM and trade a 2nd or 3rd rounder for Orton.

  35. thephantomstranger says: Aug 4, 2011 4:42 PM

    lionpride10 says:
    Aug 4, 2011 3:59 PM
    Look, Henne isn’t Brady, but does anyone even remember how terrible Farve was last year. It looked like Abe Bigota was trying out for the NFL.
    _____________

    Abe Vigoda. You would have killed if the name had been right.

  36. laeaglefan says: Aug 4, 2011 4:49 PM

    Rumor have it that Favre is going to be featured in new Viagra commercials. It should really give a “boost” to the pills!

  37. dolphinfanatic says: Aug 4, 2011 5:00 PM

    Henne is a backup at best. Quite frankly, Orton wouldn’t be a vast improvement. We’re stuck until we get a good QB in the draft or somebody solid comes along in free agency.

    I liked Sparano when he first showed up, and you’ve got to admire his enthusiasm. But there’s just something missing with him.

    I’ve been a Dolphins fan my whole life. Watched them lose SB 17 and 19 in person. Cried when we lost the AFC title game to Pats in 85. Had hopes crushed when we lost to Buffalo at home in AFC title game in 92.

    What comes around goes around. Undefeated season + years of Shula stability = football gods punishing us now. Hell, we still haven’t dug ourselves out of the hole Wannstedt dug for us.

  38. packattack1967 says: Aug 4, 2011 5:17 PM

    offsideburns says: Aug 4, 2011 3:48 PM

    i dont even think Favre’s interested in Favre

    ___________________________________

    Thanks for the yuck!

  39. bobbysworld55 says: Aug 4, 2011 5:19 PM

    I’ve had it with the fins. Passed on brees , Ryan, mallet. Sporano is a dish washer who’s blind. We passed on dez bryant. Sign reggie bush who’s never rushed for 1k yards. Ronnie is gone, Hennepin isn’t ready. Harbaugh and chucky both passed. Is Dan Marino available.lmao

  40. momsasaynt says: Aug 4, 2011 5:21 PM

    When are the coaches, news hacks, players, going to let Favre be ? He’s kept out of the fray and still these idiots bring his name out once a week to create a CRAPSTORM in the medis enough.

  41. stixzidinia says: Aug 4, 2011 5:21 PM

    Favre would toss twice as many INT’s as Henne. Let’s all point and laugh at any Dolphins “fan” dumb enough to be upset that Favre isn’t coming to Miami.

  42. bobbysworld55 says: Aug 4, 2011 5:29 PM

    Why not VY, or Kolb or Carson or mcnabb? Oh that’s right those moves make sense. When Al Davis needs a laugh he reads the dolphins headlines

  43. packmanfan says: Aug 4, 2011 5:46 PM

    Hey media.
    Did you see the old loser rust bucket throwing to high school kids?
    No?
    Then shut up.

  44. jay98 says: Aug 4, 2011 5:47 PM

    Miami needs to quit playing and sign Troy Smith.

    I know a lot of people seem to not like the guy, but he did show how fast he picks up an offense after being picked-up by the 49ers the 1st week of the season and unseating Alex Smith and doing a pretty decent job considering the coaching staff and the OC change in the middle of the season.

  45. suckittrebek76 says: Aug 4, 2011 5:55 PM

    We want more Favre posts!

  46. dolfan8385 says: Aug 4, 2011 6:26 PM

    Whats amazing to me is that with all this chaos and mayhem in the NFL. And by that I mean by that is there were some really good players available.. Miami has decided once again to pass on them and grab a few second tier guys.

    This is why Miami is what they are, a 7-9 team at best. Every one else in that division got better. I don’t see that Miami did. They are still building a team around a QB they don’t have.

  47. dspyank2k11 says: Aug 4, 2011 6:36 PM

    As a Bills fan I say:

    HELL YEAH! TONY MAKE THIS HAPPEN!

  48. yatista says: Aug 4, 2011 6:38 PM

    I love to see the media whine. Get over it, you have absolutely no right to compel an answer from anybody. If they don’t tell you what you want to know up front, you might – Gasp! – have to WORK to find out what you want to know. We have freedom of expression, which implies freedom FROM expression.

  49. yatista says: Aug 4, 2011 6:40 PM

    And while I’m at it, the players should not be compelled to speak to the media.

  50. firemarshal1 says: Aug 4, 2011 7:04 PM

    To All Dolphins Fans: I’m not a fan of Chad Henne, but Ross Tucker from Sirius Satellite Radio brought up some excellent points of why the Miami Dolphins are better off sticking with Chad Henne. I agree with Ross Tucker, Dolphins fans we need to support Henne. Give Chad a chance. Did he have an Offensive line? No, only one starting Offensive lineman played the entire year. The Running Backs were very average as best, if not poor. Wide receivers were all injured with the exception of Davone Bess. Again, a QB need a supporting cast. Even a QB like Manning or Brady, still need an Offensive line, WR’s, and a decent RB. Let’s just shut up and support our QB, Chad Henne. Dolphins #1

  51. fiegln says: Aug 7, 2011 4:12 PM

    We Should Be!
    A Old And Beat Up Favre Is Better Then Any QB On Our Roster Right Now!
    I WANT FAVRE!

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