I never said they were the best combo I just said they provided stability and were tied for the second longest tenure since Shula. The turnover that the Dolphins had going on in the front office and at the coaching carousel is just not conducive to building any longer term success.
and Henning's lack of offensive adaptability is what caused the Dolphins offense to sputter as much or more then Henne, if you have a guard who is a brusher moving in a straight line and has zero speed, lets pull him 60% of the time. If you have a big body receiver on the outside but only use him from the hash mark to sideline on 60% of the passing attempts it is just stupid.
I am not sold on Daboll but when a persons back is in the corner sometimes it does wonderful things, Daboll will never get another chance to move up in the NFL if he fails as the Dolphins OC, career over welcome to lifetime special teams coach if he is lucky.
Sparano has what he needs, there is no blaming Henne, you can win with Henne you just have to do it differently then with Manning or Brady. Bill Belichick has fielded defenses with less talent and made them look good, so Sparano doesn't have a free pass because of Henne.
The cap space they killed was short term, it didn't cost the team a lot in picks or long term cap space, like years past blunders have.
and Henne needs to play the ****ing game like it was his last chance, because it is. Quit worrying about the media and fans and take command of your squad and lead them on the field.
So I never said "free pass" or "Henning is the only reason why" or "the greatest since" in any comment but what I did say was there is at least structure in place that hasn't changed with everyone working on the same page. There is young talent on a young roster with room to move under the cap (assuming it returns at some point).
Last edited by NY8123; 04-28-2011 at 08:25 AM.
"I am free of all prejudice. I hate everyone equally" ~ W.C. Fields
I can't just slap all the blame on Henne and Henning, well I put most the blame on Henne he just isn't that good! The product we see on the field comes from Sparano and his ultra conservative micro managing, take no chances coaching style.
Sorry man just can't have any faith in this regime, and they earned it.
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"
At some point if Henne is the QB Tony needs to figure out how to give his QB confidence, Tony needs to support his QB, whoever that might be this season. Until the coach has undoubted support how can the rest of the team? I will even give Rex Ryann credit for doing that with Sanchez in NY, he figured out a way to work around Mark's short comings and it is called the rush.
The bottom line is Bill Parcells was good for the Dolphins- not great. He helped turned around a franchise that was becoming a luaghingstock. As usual he left before the job was done but Miami is better today b/c of BP's association w/ the team. I don't think Miami is far off at all, they have some holes to patch up(as every team does) but this team is in pretty good shape talent wise. He did a much better job as a GM type for you guys than he did for us.