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Thread: Tony Sparano Column: This Is A Critical Time For Our Team

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    Tony Sparano Column: This Is A Critical Time For Our Team

    Q. How difficult a job did you have this week in making sure your players moved on from such a tough defeat as the Steelers game?

    TS:The job was difficult, but it was made easier by our leaders. Our leadership, our captains, made that transition easier. They came in with a good mindset. We had a couple of good days of practice.

    Q. When you say the leaders made things easier, in what way?

    TS: I see a well-coached football team in all phases. This team understands how to win games, whether it is at home or on the road. They are physical, but that hasnít changed. Itís been that way for years.

    Q. Do you still meet each week with the leaders, the captains, of the team?
    TS: Yes we do, every week. I met with them a couple of days ago. I call it the weather report. We get a chance to see what the mood of the team is like. They have been outstanding. They understand we are a 3-3 football team that is a play or two away from being pretty good. We need to fix that.

    Q. Youíve got 10 games left in the season with a 3-3 record. Do you think your players understand that they remain in excellent position to make this a special season?
    TS: YI think they do. But I have to remind them about it all the time. Sometimes you get caught in a trap a little bit and not see where you are. I told them you have to create urgency from tragedy. Right now the tragedy is that we are a 3-3 team. We did this to ourselves. The urgency needs to be created from our end to understand there are 10 games left and this football team has traditionally played well in November and December. We need to understand that.

    Q. In the games you have won this season, you are averaging about 10 more running plays a game. What do you make of that?

    TS: Itís a hard fact. When we run it and run it well and keep our defense off the field, we are minimizing a lot of things. We are minimizing our opponentís time on the field. We are controlling the clock. We take away the minus play element. Weíve won a lot of games that way.
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    just keep it close and try to get in a fg to win it at the end, tony. god bless.
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    Yep, nothing new. Excuses, excuses. We need wins SPARANO! Not your opinion whether this team is well-coached or not.

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    TS: I see a well-coached football team in all phases. This team understands how to win games, whether it is at home or on the road. They are physical, but that hasn’t changed. It’s been that way for years.


    LOL oh I didnt realize we were 6-0.
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    This is the point of the season where Miami either turns it on and makes a push for the playoffs, or they hobble along and disappoint. It's a must win this Sunday. Got to stay above .500 and get a winning streak going. We need strong play from the secondary. STOP GIVING UP THE BOMBS FOR TDs.
    Show me the playoffs. No excuses!
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    Tony, go work on your game day decisions, two minute drill, and clock management.
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    Translation- He is clueless!
    The above post is not subject to penalty under the TOS I declare the Hayden Fox defense. " It is impossible for the staff to know my context therefore I cannot be penalized"

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    Sparano: "Well our team has done about as good as you can expect with one hand tied behind their back. I'm about the only person associated with the Dolphins who hasn't realized Henning and myself carry a lot of blame for the piss poor play-calling."
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    Tony Sparano Column: This Is A Critical Time For Our Team

    Quote Originally Posted by flynryan15 View Post
    Translation- He is clueless!
    No, he is stating the obvious answer. The players need to take responsibility for better execution and more intensity. It is not too late, but the players have to step up. He is correct. There is enough talent on this team to beat any other team in the league. The team is underperforming. This Tony speak for calling them out without burning bridges.
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    Fire Henning!
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