For the past 3 years we have watched the big boss man Tony Sparano walk up and down the sidelines with a firm fist pump and some cool shades. In his first year, Tony led the Dolphins to a 11-5 record and a division title, this coming off a 1-15 season no less.
At the time, going into his second season, Tony had already led a team to the playoffs and was a potential candidate for coach of the year. That was all two years ago. A lot has changed these days. Since then the Dolphins have failed to return to the playoffs or even materialize a winning record.
The love for Tony Sparano has turned into a lack of patience from not only the fans but also the Dolphins' owner Mr. Ross.
Tony has led two consecutive 7-9 teams, not only failing to led Miami to the playoffs again but in the process has put some of the most conservative and boring football on the field. The team has grown to accept kicking field goals instead of being aggressive and not settling for anything less than seven.
All this led to a huge mess in the offseason in the public attempt to bring in 49ers coach Jim Harbaugh, all the while completely making a sham of the organization and putting Tony in a very awkward spot.
Ross has been public in saying he expects a winning product, especially at home (last year 1-7 home record unacceptable).
Some love Tony, some hate him, and some people are just fed up. That being said, if the Dolphins produce anything less than 9-7 this year I think that’s all she wrote for Tony Sparano.
We're in the wait in see mode, but with Gruden, Fisher and Cowher all available next year, the hot seat is burning on Tony’s rear end.
Do you think Tony last the season? Fired after the season? Keeps his job?