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New report: Aponte staying with Dolphins

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Dawn Aponte is leaving the Dolphins for the Lions. Unless she isn’t.

Alex Marvez of FOX Sports reported earlier on Thursday that Aponte would be departing Miami for Detroit. Marvez now reports Aponte is staying.

Per a league source, Aponte indeed met with the Lions and was considering making the move. As of Wednesday, she was leaning toward staying. According to Marvez, she decided not to leave.

Her decision to stay in Miami is a bit surprising, since her skill set overlaps considerably with that of executive V.P. of football operations Mike Tannenbaum. But Tannenbaum is running the show, not negotiating contracts, and if (as it appears) she is staying, it seems that maybe the days of Dolphins dysfunction could be coming to an end.

Meanwhile, go easy on Alex in the comments. He’s been all over the assistant coaching moves lately. No one in this business bats 1.000, and few own their mistakes the way Marvez did.

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23 Responses to “New report: Aponte staying with Dolphins”
  1. criticaldsj says: Jan 28, 2016 10:11 AM

    So, I’m just curious. What does the Dolphins cap situation look like this year?

    (Checks OTC). Hmmm. Looks pretty grim.

    That’s ok, though, because Joe Philbin, the Head Coach she supported and fought to retain, is doing a great job right?

    Oh, yeah. Well, no one picks winners all the time, I guess.

    And fortunately, it looks like the Detroit Lions missed out on a mistake (for once).

  2. 6ball says: Jan 28, 2016 10:13 AM

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    I’d have some respect for him if he waited five months (aka ” pulled a Mort” ) to correct his error.
    .

  3. jongrudenstolemypatiofurniture says: Jan 28, 2016 10:17 AM

    Alex is an idiot.

  4. bobnelsonjr says: Jan 28, 2016 10:24 AM

    Which city is safer Miami or Detroit?

    Tough decision.

  5. mcrummel says: Jan 28, 2016 10:26 AM

    “It seems that maybe the days of Dolphins dysfunction could be coming to an end.” Dream On Pal! Nothing is going to change until there is an ownership change.

  6. Frum Slum says: Jan 28, 2016 10:32 AM

    WHEW! That was close

  7. jdbaker01 says: Jan 28, 2016 10:42 AM

    As a phin’s fan i liked the report about her leaving better than this one. Can someone talk her into leaving?

  8. handsatlanta says: Jan 28, 2016 10:46 AM

    As I mentioned in the other thread it’s 75º in south Florida this morning. Does anyone really need another reason to stay?

  9. dolfan34 says: Jan 28, 2016 10:56 AM

    Shes a tually good at her job, regardless of whats showing up in the comments here. Team isn’t winning but thats not Dawn’s job. Suh has a clause in his contract that it can be renegotiated multiple times. Dolphins will be fine capwise once they chop guys like Coples and Cameron and re-negotiate Wake and Grimes.

  10. realfootballfan says: Jan 28, 2016 10:58 AM

    New idiot at the top of the organization in Tannenbaum to replace Ireland, check. Same old snakes in the front office that have been there forever like Aponte, check. Elevated another GM with no power, check. Latest interchangeable coach who won’t make any difference because 1 and 2 haven’t changed, check. Sounds like you’re right on track for 6-10 or 7-9 again, Dolphin fans.

  11. bobbyd12 says: Jan 28, 2016 10:59 AM

    “So, I’m just curious. What does the Dolphins cap situation look like this year?”

    After league increase, restructuring and cuts the Fins will have between $50 and $70 million according to multiple articles I’ve read. The real question is, will they spend it wisely?

  12. barrymichaels61 says: Jan 28, 2016 10:59 AM

    Glad she is staying, do not want anything to mess with the ongoing dysfunction known as the Miami Dolphins!

  13. iamkillerfin says: Jan 28, 2016 11:18 AM

    GET RID OF THAT KNIT WIT!!!

  14. uglydingo says: Jan 28, 2016 11:32 AM

    Alex Marvez is always in a rush to break news. However, he is regularly wrong. Yes, Red Dawn went to Detroit for an interview but it sounds like she decided to stay in Miami.
    Good news for the Dolphins. She is the voice of fiscal responsibility in the organization. Alex Marvez is becoming the Skip Bayliss of PFT. Ready, fire, aim.

  15. VenerableAxiom says: Jan 28, 2016 11:38 AM

    Here again those with insufficient knowledge broadcast it to the world. If you’re a Dolphins fan you should be extremely happy she’s staying. If it where not for her writing the contracts, and working with the negotiations of them, the Dolphins would be completely screwed. She’s masterful at designing contracts that satisfy the players and their agents, while making the workable for the organization. She is not involved in the decisions regarding which players the team acquires, only whether or not it’s feasible, both now and in the long term. I have no doubt, that the team will be in decent shape with the cap, even though it may not appear to the case right now, when the time comes. Bottom line, she may be the only one that can keep Tbaum’s player acquisitions doable.

  16. intrafinesse says: Jan 28, 2016 11:53 AM

    >>But Tannenbaum is running the show, not negotiating contracts, and if (as it appears) she is staying, it seems that maybe the days of Dolphins dysfunction could be coming to an end.

    So Tannenbaum was a disaster for his last 4 years with the Jets (while Rex was there), and got lucky for a couple of years before Rex came, and now he’s going to become a great GM and fix Miami?

    Wasn’t it he who over paid Suh, and just 1 year later has cap problems and has to redo his contract?

    I’m responding to the OP, not about Ms. Aponte.

  17. billsfan says: Jan 28, 2016 12:04 PM

    She decided the sun was a better way to get a tan than tap water.

  18. somethinghappeninghere says: Jan 28, 2016 12:33 PM

    Since she is supposedly a good cap-ologist, and Miami is going to rework Suh’s ridiculous contract (folks, I have never liked Ndonkeykong Suh! He is a dirty player), they ought to be glad she is staying. As for end of Dolphins dysfunction, I’ll believe it when I see it. Right now I don’t see it ending until Ross sells the team…he’s had since 2009 to get it right!

  19. joenash72 says: Jan 28, 2016 1:11 PM

    There, there, Alex

    It’ll be ok😉

  20. alfie1blog says: Jan 28, 2016 2:48 PM

    There isn’t a dolphin fan anywhere near this comment section! All I see is a bunch of negative bonehead comments here. Get your heads out of your ass is people and support your team for once good God!!

  21. stickershocker says: Jan 28, 2016 2:49 PM

    “After league increase, restructuring and cuts the Fins will have between $50 and $70 million according to multiple articles I’ve read. The real question is, will they spend it wisely?”
    EVERYBODY said Miami was going to be in cap hell this year, then low and behold, along comes this year by some miracle, with some restructuring here and there, boom, 70 million to spend.
    That’s BECAUSE of Aponte. THAT is why she’s valuable to this team.

  22. sws84 says: Jan 28, 2016 6:00 PM

    I am here to support Marvez. Glad to see him own up to his mistake and set the record straight. Many in the media don’t bother to admit when they are wrong. Maybe his example will help change that.

  23. fanofpft says: Jan 28, 2016 6:11 PM

    The team needs her now more than ever with Tannenbaum calling the shots.

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