Tuna Cleaning House in Miami

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  1. newton_tom_cat

    newton_tom_cat Third String But Playing on Special Teams

  2. 363839

    363839 PatsFans.com Supporter PatsFans.com Supporter

    It doesn't matter who he hires as coach because the truth of the matter is that HE is going to coach that football team. Make no mistake.
    A perfectly ideal situation for ol' BP.
    Football Operations Manager. That's his official title, right.
    How many NFL teams have a Football Operations Manager?
    I might be wrong but I'll venture to guess one. Miami.
    So Bill can reap all the benefits of success and have all the plausible *deniability for failure.
    The man's a genius.:rocker:

    *Apparently my spell check doesn't think "deniability" is a word.:confused:
  3. I think this may be the year that Jason Taylor finally gets the chance to go to a winning team. The Dolphins are rumored to trade him but I don't think teams will bite at his age. Instead, I see the Dolphins releasing Taylor and signs with the Patriots. Tom Brady and Matt Light will be happy campers.
  4. JoeSixPat

    JoeSixPat Pro Bowl Player

    I find it somewhat amusing that MangIdiot could find himself coaching against a guy who's name can't help but evoke images of Tony Soprano.

    And we all know what Tony Soprano thinks of Rats, don't we?

  5. xmarkd400x

    xmarkd400x 2nd Team Getting Their First Start

    Cam Cameron canned by Tuna has an interesting ring to it.

    Edit: His parents are arseholes.
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  6. patsox23

    patsox23 Experienced Starter w/First Big Contract

    Why would the dolphins simply release him, get nothing for him, and not at least control WHERE he winds up? There's no way that will ever happen.
  7. PatsFanSince74

    PatsFanSince74 PatsFans.com Supporter PatsFans.com Supporter

    no surprises there. i think he'll keep cameron around so he has someone else to fire if things don't get any better in the next 12--18 months. if it's all his own people, then he'll have to take all the blame.
  8. AzPatsFan

    AzPatsFan Experienced Starter w/First Big Contract


    That is a very apt observation. The rebuilding of the Dolphins is a many year job. The team is really that bad. Periodically, you must throw some poor slob as an offering to the were-wolfish sportswriters, to assuage their hunger and feelings.

    You can act like you really are listening to their nonsensical columns and opinions, even as you privately laugh at them. Plus the sacrificial lamb gives them many inches of column space to devote to chewing on the brilliancy or idiocy of the action, meanwhile keeping them distracted and off your own case.

    Plus Cam certainly signed a lucrative contract, so you may as well save Huizenga some dough, rather than paying Cam NOT TO coach and some other schlep TO coach. Before all is said and done, one coach is going to have to patiently teach the rooks to play, and get fired when they make rook mistakes; the next one might be in a position to harvest the benefits of the first schlubs efforts.

    As the Guinness advert says: "Brilliant!!"
  9. JoeSixPat

    JoeSixPat Pro Bowl Player

    The mantra to the fans will be its a many year job.

    But while I don't consider myself an authority on the needs of the Dolphins, just a cursory view tells me we'd be wise not to write them off so easily next year.

    Consider their injuries this year. Some guy named "Brown" at RB will be back next year. He's supposed to be pretty good I hear. And if you don't like him they've got their pick of the 2008 draft and could take McFadden and trade Brown.

    They need a QB no doubt. I think there will be a few decent ones on the FA market this season and I expect Parcells to sign or trade for a proven QB as that is the most important ingredient on a team.

    Now for WR they're not too bad their either - and with Chad Johnson likely looking for a move, add a good QB and an excellent WR that has the talent of Randy Moss and you're getting some serious attention from around the league.

    I don't have a strong opinion on OL in Miami - I think they have some good and not so good players. I'd suspect Parcells will be able to improve their play and bring in some quality middle class guys there.

    As far as defense, I suspect they'll try to convince Taylor to return. He holds some cards as he could threaten to retire outright if they refuse to trade him, and his cap hit isn't small either so they might be willing to get something for him rather than nothing - but that drama will play itself out.

    Then I assume Zach Thomas is back as well. I again can't speak too knowledgably about the DL and secondary, but I do keep in mind that this Defense is one year removed from being the #4 ranked Defense in the league.

    So with the right leadership and a few key personnel moves, I think the Fins have the potential to not only get back to where they were in 2006, but exceed it.

    There will be no pressure next year I suspect, which is a perfect perscription to overachieve as well.

    Just my $.02 but I think folks need to realize that the team we played last week is not the team we'll be playing next year - and many of the better players already on the team weren't on the field then.
  10. AzPatsFan

    AzPatsFan Experienced Starter w/First Big Contract

    Your opinion about the Phish was shared with another pretty good football guy. That is why Nick Saban came to Miami.

    After a year of looking at the situation carefully, closeup He threw up ais hands and said No Way!. He in effect said that I won't be the one to rebuild them for many years. And ruin my career while trying to do so.

    Exit stage right... to Alabama.
  11. JoeSixPat

    JoeSixPat Pro Bowl Player

    Saban's problem IMO was that he didn't want to work period.

    A College Football coach's job is much easier and is largely based upon recruiting success. Saban opted out of a situation where he was playing in a Division dominated by the Pats to a college job with a much shorter season and simpler path to respectability.

    Ask anyone on the Patriots about the state of the Dolphins Defense in 2006 and they'll affirm that the #4 ranking wasn't an aberration. I think Saban knew that the QB situation was going to keep his team down, but again, that gets back to my point that if you add a quality QB and Chad Johnson you're back in the thick of things in the AFC.
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