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If you were TS how would you fix this??

Discussion in 'Miami Dolphins Forum' started by cobrajet, Oct 2, 2011.

  1. cobrajet

    cobrajet Mr. Ross - sell the team!

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    We are just halfheartedly going through the motions and it shows. As I sit here watching the Jets and the Ravens play it is so obvious what we lack. There is no heart, guts, passion, or pride left on this team. We don't play with an attitude and show no signs of grit. The Chargers cheerleaders could have beaten us today. We haven't played with heart since our opening game - when we got it ripped out of us. Moral is at an all time low. Sparano shouldn't make it past the bye week. He might but shouldn't.

    If you were TS how would you fix this??
     
  2. DeDolfan

    DeDolfan Premium Member Luxury Box

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    We have lacked that for too long.
     
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  3. steveincolorado

    steveincolorado Spook, Storme & Pebbles

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    I would start using drugs and then call the league and hopefully get suspended.
     
  4. BigDogsHunt

    BigDogsHunt Enough talk...prove it!

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    If I was Tony Sparano my answer would be "I dont have an answer".
     
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  5. RoninFin4

    RoninFin4 Moderator Staff Member Club Member

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    If I were Tony, I'd resign. He's basically running on a hamster wheel at this point. He can work as hard as he wants, but when you're not smart enough and can't see the forest for the trees, what's going to get fixed?
     
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  6. Destroyer

    Destroyer There for every play.

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    What is this "adjustment" you speak of? Tony knows not what it means.
     
  7. Frumundah Finnatic

    Frumundah Finnatic U Mad Miami?

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    If I were Sparano I'd commit Seppuku.
     
  8. padre31

    padre31 Premium Member Luxury Box

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    Has to bench some guys, when a player is just going through the motions, you have to sit them, even if the guy behind him is not as talented.
     
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    Trillfan Banned

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    From Chad Henne's Ipad playlist:

    [video=youtube;ls1E40AZ0Fs]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ls1E40AZ0Fs[/video]

    [video=youtube;n-y1-eXjJ_g]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n-y1-eXjJ_g[/video]
     
  10. steveincolorado

    steveincolorado Spook, Storme & Pebbles

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    I agree pads, you got bench or move guys. Even if TS is let go later, he's still going get a job somewhere and his new team will look at what he did here. TS may be interviewing for new teams with what is going to happen here.
     
  11. NaboCane

    NaboCane Banned

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    Resign.

    I hate to seem glib or be simplistic, but if Sparano really cared about the team he'd resign. He won't, because if he did he'd forfeit millions of dollars over the remainder of his contract, and if he's fired he gets to collect—so he's gonna wait to get fired.
     
  12. djphinfan

    djphinfan Season Ticket Holder Club Member

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    I wouldn't be suprised if Sparano has the guys take a vote..I'am sure he wants to know if their committed to him.
     
  13. padre31

    padre31 Premium Member Luxury Box

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    It's week #4, things like "communication issues" should not be a problem.
     
  14. steveincolorado

    steveincolorado Spook, Storme & Pebbles

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    That's the thing, IMO. If I were TS, I wouldn't resign, make Ross pay me my millions. After what Ross put TS thru this past offseason, I'd say Phuc you Mr. Ross.
     
  15. CANEPHINS

    CANEPHINS No Tats & Dreads Allowed

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    I watched the 2nd half with a buddy of mine. I told him to watch how giddy with excitement he gets after we kick some FG's. He said to me, it can't be that bad. After a couple of those fist pumping celebrations, he changed his tune and way dying laughing. I was left shaking my head.

    Even my wife, who knows nothing about football, blurted out "You can't win football games if you don't score touchdowns". She gets it...Sparano doesn't.
     
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  16. steveincolorado

    steveincolorado Spook, Storme & Pebbles

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    On D, I would agree
    On O, not so sure. This O has only been around for 9 weeks? It's still pretty new.
     
  17. CaribPhin

    CaribPhin Guest

    Retire
     
  18. steveincolorado

    steveincolorado Spook, Storme & Pebbles

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    After what Ross put him thru this past offseason, I'd make him fire me and collect my money. I wouldn't do Ross any favors.
     
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  19. Vertical Limit

    Vertical Limit Senior Member

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    Like I said before you can't ask a clown to coach. Sparano can't coach, period. He does not specialize in any areas of football, he has nothing to teach. Just an imbecile wearing headphones, fist pumping and trying to fire up his team. But he's incapable of actual coaching, of teaching players how it's suppose to be done, and of making game changing adjustments.

    Just a dumbass on the sidelines. He should be in the crowd next to Dolfan Stan because all he's doing is waving his pom poms.
     
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  20. NaboCane

    NaboCane Banned

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    Hey now...don't be dissing Dolfan Stan.
     
  21. Clark Kent

    Clark Kent Fighter of the Nightman

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    Come on bro, he's pretty whack. Did you read his "retirement" speech? Good god...
     
  22. ToddsPhins

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    Is that the Japanese number game? I hate that game.
     
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  23. cobrajet

    cobrajet Mr. Ross - sell the team!

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    Benching them is a great idea but they would probably like to be off the hook and make the same money. Personally, I'd start fining them for their missed tackles and allowed sacks, then you'd really see an improvement.

    Granted, Sparano is not a great coach but when you have talented players not doing their jobs and *****ing isn't working its time to hit them where it hurts. Right in their wallets! Every time we miss a FG I'd fine the kicker $3000. Every time a DB misses a tackle I'd fine him $3000 - if that missed tackle becomes a TD I'd fine them $5000, every time our OL misses an assignment and our QB get sacked I'd fine the $3000. Then I'd donate the collected money to a local charity.

    That would get their attention really quick and they'd either do their jobs or go broke.

    :up:
     
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  24. The_Dark_Knight

    The_Dark_Knight Defender of the Truth

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    You can bench players, you can fine players for poor performance...hell you can even try and send a signal by forfeiting a game, but the bottom line...

    These are PROFESSIONAL athletes being paid MILLIONS of dollars to be professionals. If they don't possess the self discipline to perform to the level they are being paid, there's nothing Sparano can do.

    When your defense has 10 of 11 returning starters...in the second year of a defensive system they've had a year to become efficient with...is expected to be one of the top 10 defenses in the league, and they're 30th in the league against the rush?? That's not coaching. That's lack of heart. If you were one of the ones that had a massive hard on when Mike Nolan was hired last year as DC, there's no reason our defense shouldn't be one of the most cohesive units in the NFL, dominating teams and shutting teams out left and right.
     
  25. Vertical Limit

    Vertical Limit Senior Member

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    Sorry I don't buy that. Sure they get paid millions but it's up to the coach to provide a gameplan, it's on the coach to make sure his players are in top condition (see the injuries and all the players sucking the oxygen out of the earth this season), and it's on the coach to make necessary adjustments. Players need to perform, but coaches line them up and discipline them to what they're suppose to do.

    You would never see a Nick Saban Dolphins team out of shape. ****, felt like every game or every other game, the broadcast would comment about how ripped/cut up our defense was under Saban. Now we've had two softies since Saban in Cameran and Sparano, running soft camps where they're not breaking a sweat. Odd to me really, since I do remember when Parcells was here EVERYONE was busting their asses in the workout rooms. Our players were in top condition under Parcells.

    Sparano has gone soft just to become a more likeable coach after being criticized by Ricky and others. And for going soft and being a complete idiot overall, the hell with him. He can pack his **** and go back to coaching the Cowboys' offensive line. I'm sure Romo will want him back.
     
  26. Robert Horry

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    Coaching is not the reason we are losing. The reason we are losing is because our players suck. Not ONE FREAKING SINGLE player has stepped up in four weeks. ONE ****ING PLAYER? I would say Daniel Thomas, but he's barely playing.

    Its ridiculous.

    I would start by cutting Reshad Jones. Not benching, but cutting him. Four straight weeks, zero plays made, and never around the ball. PUT IN CHRIS CLEMONS, why is this so hard to see?
     
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  27. GreysonWinfield

    GreysonWinfield Release The Hounds

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    The lack of coaching is the issue. The lack of adjustments, the innability of getting the players to work in the system, the playcalling, the lack of being prepared. Its a disaster of epic proportions. Is this team more talented than his 1st year team? Heres a list of excuses I've heard and I'm sure I'm missing some:Its the new offense, its the lockout, its Stephen Ross, its Jeff Ireland, its the Phins BB, its Chad Henne, its Brandon Marshall, its Dan Henning, its the injuries, its the officiating, its the fans not showing up to the games, its the 4pm home starts.
     
  28. padre31

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    Only guy making plays on offense is Hartline, even DBess is not as sharp as he has been.



    Imo the players feel the same way as well, but the Staff is playing favorites, which destroys team morale and cohesion.
     
  29. DeDolfan

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    Wherein Ross is the dumb ***. Actively try to hire a new HC and when he is turned down, he gives TS an extension pretty ****ing stupid, if you ask me.
     
  30. cobrajet

    cobrajet Mr. Ross - sell the team!

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    It's almost a carbon copy of what happened last year with our running backs, they gave up, stopped trying to win and decided to save their health for the FA market at the end of the season. Sparano's only real problem is that he is overworking himself and everyone else. We have been though three offensive schemes with him in four years. A regular offense, the wildcat offense and now the Daboll offense. It takes years to perfect an offensive system, not weeks. TS needs to stick to a damn system and stop being so hyper active. It looks like the team is burned out and doesn't believe in him anymore.
     

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