Firing Tony was inevitable.The man was a bum as an NFL head coach and couldn't cut the mustard. He was in the tail end of his 3rd losing season in a row with the Dolphins. The NFL is a results oriented business and flat out, Tony was't getting results. This isn't a popularity contest where "good guys" finish first or "the team liked him" so he gets to keep his job. Al Davis said it best..."Just Win Baby!" That's all fans and owners care about; winning! Let's also be honest, if the Jets don't get Favre in 2008 and cut Chad Pennington in August and if Tony doesn't have Chad fall right in his lap...Sparano wouldn't have had even one winning season in Miami. Not one! The fact Pennington stayed healthy all of that year is another bit of luck Tony got. Bottom line, Tony had one lucky year in Miami and three miserable losing seasons. Not good enough!
Starting off 0-7 this year sealed Tony's fate, the mini win streak over some god awful teams like KC, Washington, Buffalo, and Oakland wasn't going to save him. Tony could have beaten Dallas on Thanksgiving and Philly this pat Sunday, he was still going to get fired at some point this year or after the year and deservedly so.
I am sure Tony is a great guy. An outstanding father and husband. He probably buys a ton of girl scout cookies and helps old lady's cross the street...but as an NFL head coach he was terrible. The bum had to go. Don't let the door hit ya on the way out Tony!