Welcome to the Miami Dolphins, Rookie!
The NFL should pay attention to these innovators of the AFC East. A head coach that most analysts admit they know nothing about pushed the AFC East Champions to the head of the class and turned around a team everyone knows lack confidence the previous year.
Tony Sparano is a no-nonsense motivator that gets up in the face of the players but supports them by taking chances during the game. Countless times during the 2008 campaign, Sparano went for fourth down.
He made most of them, encouraging the team that he never gives up, while also showing that he had that same faith the defense would get the job done if the offense didn't.
Some would be surprised to know that Sparano has been around the offense for most of his coaching career and was instrumental in changing the Cowboys offense to a two tight end offense and leading the team to a playoff run that fell short in the Tony Romo fumbled extra point game.
After many stints with other professional teams, it seems Sparano is the man who can lead the team for as long as he wants to do the job.