A Few Thoughts

I am by no means a Chad Henne fan. He had his shot and was never more than average at best. But he did work hard and give it his best try. You have to give him that much. That's why I have to ask, who the hell is Jim Miller to say Henne packed it in? Is he a doctor or a surgeon, or just a big mouthed, washed up never was QB? I'll go with the latter. Henne wanted to play in the worst way. He was in a contract year trying to convince Miami he could be the guy. So why would he pack it in? He even got a second opinion. What an idiotic statement.

I liked what former Hurricane/Cowboy/Dolphin head coach Jimmy Johnson had to say. If you didn't hear his interview, you can Listen To It Here. Among other things, Johnson says the Dolphins should stay away from the big name coach and go for young and hungry, which I happen to agree with. (Not Mr. Oliva though. Expect a response from him on that statement.) Look no farther than San Francisco for a good example. In fact Johnson himself is a good example of why you should stay away from coaches who have already been there, done that. His Dolphin teams were good, but never good enough to make it past the second round of the playoffs. Young, hungry and innovative, that is the way to go.

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  1. True enough. Don Shula's last years with the Dolphins were apathetic at best. By the time Jimmy Johnson got to the Dolphins, he was another coaching burnout. No matter what their resume stated, their best years were behind them. Young and hungry is the way to go.

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  2. Jim Harbaugh isn't a big name? He is a former NFL QB and led Stanford to the ORANGE BOWL last year! The biggest name coach in college football after Paterno...check that! lol

    Seriously, Harbaugh was a big name coach entering the NFL

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  3. by the way we have gone with "young and hungry" in recent years. Cam, Saban, and Sparano....all 3 failed miserably.

    It's not about young and hungry or a guy on his 2nd NFL job. It's about finding the right guy. To use a litmus test is fucking stupid! No offense..lol

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  4. Oh boy! He led Stanford to the Orange Bowl! Never won a championship at the collegiate or pro level.

    Cam, young? No. Sparano young? No. Saban doesn't know how and really didn't want to coach in the NFL.

    I'm gonna tell you something else that you're not going to like, but this is not all on Sparano. In fact I would probably put him 3rd in line behind the fat assed tuna who put his head between is legs and ran away when he realized what a mess he made and Ireland.

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  5. Defending Sparano. Saying Saban doesn't know how to coach. And holding it against Harbaugh that he didn't win a national championship in college. Trying to win at Stanford in football is like trying to win at Army or Navy these days. You clearly know little about college football, academics at Stanford, recruiting, or anything else on this issue Ken. Stop digging a hole you can't get out of. Be quiet now. And Cam and Tony were YOUNG as NFL Head coaches and it was there first NFL head coaching jobs. If you aren't hungry at your first job when are you hungry? I guess everyone over the age of 40 is now "old" in your eyes! I am starting to think you hang out with Jerry Sandusky cause you are all into this "youth" thing and its getting creepy. So you want someone young, hungry, who hasn't had a head coaching job before. But Cam, Saban, and Tony don't fit that bill? Ooooook! Should we start looking for grad assistants on college staffs? How young do we need to go?

    This might be the dumbest stance I have ever seen someone take. Seriously.

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  6. Neither Cam, Saban nor Sparano were appropriate candidates. Cam was hired because the Dolphins wanted an offensive-minded coach for a change, not because he was worthy. He was never mentioned in anyone's list of top coaching prospects. Saban was hired because Huizenga flew out to see him and heavily coaxed him into taking the job, a terrible way to hire anyone. A coach should be hired who actively wants the job (e.g. Harbaugh in San Francisco). Sparano had never been a head coach nor a coordinator at the college or professional level, so was a poor choice. This is not 20/20 hindsight. Many had these thoughts before they all failed.

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  7. Correct Brian. And a "litmus" test on age or if they have already held a job before is silly.

    Chan Gailey is older than dirt and failed as a head coach at GT for christ sakes. How is he doing in Buffalo? And he is an old retread by Ken's standards.

    I don't care if the guy is young, old, if he has held 3 head coaching jobs or none. I want the right guy. In my opinion though, Miami has had their last 3 head coaches be rookie NFL head coaches and I think it would be wise this time to go with an experienced guy. But I would disqualify someone because they haven't held a job. Unlike Ken who thinks anyone who has been an NFL coach is automatically a retread and will fail.

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  8. To this day, IT IS AN INDISPUTABLE FACT that NO COACH has EVER won a Super Bowl with two teams. I don't give a shit if they almost did. Almost only counts in horseshoes and hand grenades. You can give me all the BS you want about how Seattle almost beat Pittsburgh or the officials or whatever. Did Holmgren ever come close to going back again? Once Gruden won with a team Tony Dungy built, what happened to them? They went to shit. Gruden and Cowher are nothing more than TV coaches now. They are not going to have the same fire they once did. Jimmy Johnson didn't have it when he came to Miami.

    And you are right about one thing. I don't know much about college football unless it involves the Miami Hurricanes or a QB the Dolphins might draft.

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  9. Yeah and Don Shula left the Colts and went to Miami and didn't have the fire lol lol

    whatever Ken

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  10. lol....Had Don Shula won a Super Bowl? NO How old was he? 33. Thank you for helping me make my point!

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  11. you have no point to be made. You have a silly litmus test that makes zero sense and uses no logic other than a cookie cutter shape that the next coach must fit exactly.

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  12. You are right. Middle aged coaches who have already won the big one and have semi-retired to the networks make perfect coaches. It's a proven fact. Younger guys like Jim and John Harbaugh, Mike Timlin...they will never win shit.

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  13. Dick Vermile blows your entire theory out of the water. Which proves my entire point. Its about finding the right guy no matter how old he is or if he has had a job before.

    Tolmin walked into a ready made team like Gruden did in Tampa. And John Harbaugh has choked every year. And Jim Harbauh is coaching in the worst division in NFL History this year and hasn't won anything yet.

    Tony Dungy wasn't young and he built a winner in Indy on his 2nd job. Tom Coughlin is the oldest coach in the league he built a winner in NY on his 2nd job.

    It's about finding the right guy. Using a litmus test and trying to copy a blue print of another team is silly beyond belief.

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