Since the dolphins lost the last game, there hasn't been a word from the owner. Considering how it went down, that was a little odd.
Then today, we hear that Mike Tannenbaum takes over as president/czar/grand poobah in a similar role to the beloved (and missed!) bill parcells.
Except the details make it seem that he's not. Tannenbaum will oversee the personnel side, and Dennis hickey now reports to him. And Tannenbaum now also has the title of director of pro personnel, which was hickeys title.
So hickey has kind of, sort of, been replaced. Or at least has more bosses.
And meanwhile, Joe Philbin remains as reporting directly to the owner.
How is that going to work? Tannenbaum has the title of someone overseeing the coach, but with no power.
There was one report out there that this means Rex Ryan can't be far behind. We'll see.
For now it's weird.
But no weirder than the situation in Oakland. Technically, Sparano has not been fired. But they are interviewing other candidates as coaches. And are considering Sparano for a permanent role.
Poor guy. Two head coaching jobs, and twice the owners actively look to replace him while he still holds the job.