Could Jon Gruden End Up Replacing Tony Sparano for the Miami Dolphins?

Thomas GaliciaContributor IINovember 28, 2010

Chucky Might've caught the fancy of one Stephen Ross...
Chucky Might've caught the fancy of one Stephen Ross...Al Messerschmidt/Getty Images

I've read and written numerous articles calling for Miami Dolphins coach Tony Sparano to be relieved of his duties—and if not him, then definitely Dan Henning.

Maybe Stephen Ross might be getting the picture.

According to Greg Cote and his unnamed source, Stephen Ross might be interested in making a change in the Dolphins coaching staff to a certain gentleman now working for ESPN by the name of Jon Gruden.

The same Jon Gruden I suggested for the job here

Now Cote wasn't willing to fully commit to this, stating:

"This is second-hand, and speculative. It is why, frankly, I am understating this in a Friday-page NFL column rather than making a bigger splash of it. But I also will say this: The Dolphins source who stressed Ross' fascination with Gruden is the same source who, months before the 2009 draft, told me -- accurately -- that Bill Parcells was fascinated with quarterback Pat White, who later was drafted in the second round.

"I don't think Sparano is, today, on trembling ground. But if a poor end to this season were to dovetail with any interest by Gruden, well, file it away, that's all."

File it away Greg? Nope, I'm not just going to file it away, I'll keep it front and center. 

It should be done. The Dolphins haven't shown any progress, we're still unsure about the quarterback position, still unsure about the future.

With Gruden we'll be a lot more sure, plus he seems to be the right man for this job, more so than he would be for Dallas, and even more so than he would be for The U (many fans are clamoring for Gruden to take over for the recently fired Randy Shannon).

If this is the case, then I commend Stephen Ross, and I can only hope it's the truth.

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