Miami Dolphins Vice President of Football operations Bill Parcells has compiled an impressive record resurrecting faltering NFL franchises. With two Super Bowl rings in tow, he came to Miami before the 2008 season. His coaching staff hires have all come up through the ranks and worked with or under him on previous teams. The "Tuna" brought head coach Tony Sparano over from Dallas, where he toiled for Parcells as the offensive line coach. Sparano's no-nonsense blue collar work ethic helped transform the Dolphins from a 1-15 cellar dweller to 11-5 AFC East champs in just one season. Defensive coordinator Paul Pasqualoni, special teams coach John Bonamego and quarterbacks coach David Lee all made significant contributions to the 2008-09 team and all are back this season as well.
Tony Sparano worked under Bill Parcells in Dallas as offensive line coach. As a rookie head coach in 2008-09, he led the Dolphins to an 11-5 finish and an AFC East title following up a 1-15 finish with the personnel he inherited.
Dan Henning has many years of NFL experience including stints at Washington, Atlanta and San Diego. His experience with wide open offenses combined with the talent he currently has to work with creates exciting visions of "wildcat" plays to come.
Paul Pasqualoni is best known for his years as head coach at Syracuse University (1991-2004). He transformed a defensive unit that was lacking aggresiveness to one that ranked second in the league in yards allowed last season.
Coach John Bonamgego returns to improve on a special teams unit that last season was markedly better in average field position and kicking. All he needs to do know is eliminate the penalties that got big returns called back.
Coach Lee borrowed the wildcat formation from his days in the college ranks- and what a resounding success it was and stands to be this season- as he now turns his attention to the mentoring of QB Pat White.