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HOU-TEX
12-12-2011, 02:58 PM
Jay Glazer's tweeting they have fired him

From espn:
Dolphins owner Stephen Ross plans to hire Carl Peterson, former president of the Kansas City Chiefs, to fill the role of executive vice president of football operations once held by Bill Parcells.

Assistant head coach/secondary Todd Bowles will take over the team on an interim basis, a source told ESPN NFL Insider Adam Schefter.

http://espn.go.com/nfl/story/_/id/7345810/miami-dolphins-fire-coach-tony-sparano-source-confirms

JWarren14
12-12-2011, 03:01 PM
Geez, I really hope Wade is over being a HC and stays on here for years to come.

houstonspartan
12-12-2011, 03:04 PM
As I have said before, the whole "Can't fire a coach during the season" argument is sheer nonsense. Once one team does it, they all do it.

Could get interesting around here. Wade is going to have a zillion job offers.

Playoffs
12-12-2011, 03:05 PM
Dumb, dumb, dumb ... a$$ backwards.

Fire Ireland, feed Sparano.

texanhead08
12-12-2011, 03:12 PM
Chiefs fired Todd Haley as well.

TexanSam
12-12-2011, 03:17 PM
How the heck did the Fins go 11-5 his first season after going 1-15?

Dutchrudder
12-12-2011, 03:19 PM
How the heck did the Fins go 11-5 his first season after going 1-15?

Cause Wildcat.

silentassassin
12-12-2011, 03:20 PM
How the heck did the Fins go 11-5 his first season after going 1-15?

Tom Brady season-ending injury, Jets falling apart after Favre had a significant arm injury and a little dose of the ball tipping their way.

Goatcheese
12-12-2011, 03:27 PM
I think they wanted to axe him at the end of the year, but he was in danger of winning out and making his players and fans fight to keep him.

Also, "wow" at Parcels failing to do anything of note with that team and a hearty "LOL" at all of the soapers who used Sparano and Haley as examples of what the Texans needed.

texanhead08
12-12-2011, 03:34 PM
Parcels left the Dolphins before last season.

infantrycak
12-12-2011, 07:42 PM
How the heck did the Fins go 11-5 his first season after going 1-15?

1-15 they were relying on a combination of a has been and two never were QB's and their primary rusher didn't make it to the halfway mark of the season.

11-5 Pennington stayed healthy all year and had the best year of his career plus Brown and Williams managed to play all 16 games.

gg no re
12-12-2011, 10:05 PM
Tom Brady season-ending injury

I thought the Patriots finished 11-5 that year under Cassel (although they missed the playoffs)