Tony Sparano: After Embarrassing Charade, Miami Dolphins Sign Coach To Extension

January 9, 2011   ·     ·   Jump to comments

After one of the most poorly executed, unprofessional and downright embarrassing coaching searches I've ever witnessed by an NFL team, the Miami Dolphins have not only decided to retain head coach Tony Sparano, but to sign him to a two-year extension through 2013.

Sparano will not only return for the 2011 season at a salary around the $2.8 million range, but is also under contract for the following two seasons as a "monetary apology" and would be paid if he is terminated any point before.

Additionally, the Dolphins also claim Sparano will have "more control over personnel decisions," although I don't see what exactly this could mean if general manager Jeff Ireland still has final say.

Despite what the Dolphins have said in their meeting with the media today, it seems blatantly obvious to me that the Dolphins did (perhaps through "consultant" Carl Peterson) reach out to Bill Cowher and John Gruden.

I also believe, despite claims they never ...

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