People seem to have a lot more sympathy for Sparano than they did for Sean Smith when he lost his job to Jason Allen or for Chad Henne when he was benched for Chad Myarmfelloffington or for John Jerry coming in and out of the lineup or Brian Hartline losing his starting job for a game and so on.
If I'm any one of those guys there's a sweet note of redemption in this. An appropriateness.
If Tony Sparano's out there wondering how he's going to regain his authority over the team if he comes back as the head coach he should ask himself how he expected Chad Henne to regain his authority over the huddle after he came back.
This is big boy school. If you can't come back from this then you never belonged there in the first place.