And the next sign of an eventual termination has emerged. Dolphins owner Stephen Ross has given coach Tony Sparano a vote of confidence.
Per the Associated Press, Ross said Monday that Sparano remains “the right coach.”
(Some of you would say, “For what? To lose enough games to get in position to draft Andrew Luck?)
That said, there’s still a chance that the Dolphins will turn it around. In 1992, another guy named Ross (Bobby) took the Chargers to the playoffs after an 0-4 start.
Then there’s the reality that, as Armando Salguero of the Miami Herald told me last week during a weekly visit with WFTL radio in Ft. Lauderdale, Ross could be concerned that the manner in which he treats Sparano could make it harder to attract an A-list replacement.
Still, given that Ross flirted with Jim Harbaugh in January, the chances that Sparano will survive are getting slimmer and slimmer with each passing week.