Lions vs. Dolphins: Could the Game Cost or Save Sparano and Henne’s Jobs?

December 25, 2010   ·     ·   Jump to comments

On the surface, there doesn't seem to be much under the Christmas tree for Miami Dolphin fans to get excited about this Sunday with the postseason out of reach.
Still, there is surprisingly a fair bit at stake in the match-up of a 7-7 Miami team and a 4-10 Detroit squad. The Lions have shocked the Buccaneers, and Packers in back to back weeks and a third victory in a row would give this young team momentum going into next season (if there is one).
The stakes are arguably bigger for Miami. Too many jobs would seem to depend on the result of a meaningless game on Sunday. From reading the tea leaves in South Florida, I firmly believe a loss to the Lions, combined with defeats to the Browns and Bills (all at home) would cost Dolphins head coach Tony Sparano his job.
The Dolphins would be a hard to fathom 1-7 at home and an attendance minded owner such as Steven Ross would likely have trouble swallowing that mark as well as another 7-9 season, (one couldn't expect the Dolphin...

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