Monday, January 03, 2011

If I were Stephen Ross for the day

I would challenge Sparano and Ireland. Come to me on Wednesday
morning, 9am, my office and bring me your plan.

Tell me what you plan to do to bring fans back. Tell me your plans
for the QB, for the coaching staff, for free agency and the draft.

And then take a look at it. If its not written down, or its on a
cocktail napkin, then hit the button on their seat (like Dr Evil) to
dump them out of the room. If it looks comprehensive and well thought
out, tell them you want to study it; and then review it with a friend
in the biz. If it is decent, they get another shot. If not, they're

I think a couple of things are important. Changes are needed in the
coaching staff. There has to be a plan for the QB. And the franchise
has to be more public. Football is about the game, and yet its not.
Its about the hype, and Miami has none of that on the field. Players
don't talk usually. Assistant coaches only talk occasionally. There
needs to be more press conferences with a little hooplah. There needs
to be less secrecy and closed door kind of stuff. I don't think it
needs to go to a Rex Ryan extreme, but there needs to feel like
there's some accountability by the players, and it needs to look like
everyone is having some fun, and not just towing the line.

If Sparano and Ireland are okay with that, then fine. If not, buh-bye.

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What's the definition of insanity?


Insanity is doing the same thing over and over again - and expecting a different result.

While I generally agree that Sparano should go, a regime change would mean more years of "rebuilding"....I'd almost rather see if Sparano can pull a rabbit out of his hat.