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Dolphins owner: Former coach Tony Sparano ‘damaged the whole organization’

Discussion in 'NFL Zone' started by RS12, Apr 27, 2013.

  1. RS12

    RS12 Well-Known Member

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    Miami Dolphins owner Stephen Ross said in a radio interview that former coach Tony Sparano “damaged the whole organization” and that he held a grudge when Ross courted Jim Harbaugh in 2011, reports the Miami Herald.

    Ross made the comments on 790 Radio in Miami and also said it wasn’t fair to blame general manager Jeff Ireland on the team’s woes.

    Harbaugh ended up being hired by the San Francisco 49ers leading them to a Super Bowl appearance this past season and Sparano was fired in December 2011. Sparano spent the 2012 season as the offensive coordinator for the New York Jets and this season will run the offensive line of the Oakland Raiders.

    “He could never put it behind him,” Ross said about Sparano. “I don’t think he was the right head coach for the Miami Dolphins. I didn’t hire him. We’re a much better organization today than then. This organization is functioning the best since the [ Don] Shula days, [because] I picked the head coach with Jeff Ireland. People see this organization is really on the uptick.”

    http://tracking.si.com/2013/04/27/dolphins-stephen-ross-tony-sparano-damaged-team/
  2. RS12

    RS12 Well-Known Member

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    Owners taking shots at former coaches hardly ever happens in the "old boy" network.
  3. Chocolate Lab

    Chocolate Lab Run-loving Dino

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    Could be BS Ireland fed him to save his own job. :cool:
  4. burmafrd

    burmafrd Well-Known Member

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    yeah, makes you wonder. Not a mention in that rant about the GM and his responsibility for the situation
  5. joseephuss

    joseephuss Well-Known Member

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    Could be. Consider the Jets got worse with Sparano this past season.
  6. jobberone

    jobberone Right turn Clyde Staff Member

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    That's unusual for an owner to do that. I wouldn't be surprised he catches a tiny bit of flack from some of the old time owners for that. Not classy even if it's true.
  7. newlander

    newlander Well-Known Member

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    ......that is OFF THE HOOK. What a horses arse this guy is. NO class:banghead:
  8. Sarge

    Sarge Happy Holidays Staff Member

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    Whether it is Sparano's fault or not - that is a completely classless thing to do/say....

    LAMO.
  9. muck4doo

    muck4doo Well-Known Member

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    Completely agree. Some people just can't keep their mouths shut.
  10. ShiningStar

    ShiningStar Well-Known Member

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    yea, if anyone has a gripe, its Denver and the previous coach
  11. WoodysGirl

    WoodysGirl Shut up and play! Staff Member

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    I wonder how Sparano likes the smell of fumes from the bus that he just got thrown under.
  12. CowboyFan74

    CowboyFan74 Cowboys Analyst

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    LOL at this thread...
  13. Seven

    Seven Messenger to the football Gods

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    Didn't throw him under......ran him over in bed.


    Geez.....that was brutal.

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