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Detroit Lions Upset Miami Dolphins: The Final Straw for Tony Sparano and Crew

EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ - DECEMBER 12:  Head coach of the Miami Dolphins, Tony Sparano on the sideline against the New York Jets at New Meadowlands Stadium on December 12, 2010 in East Rutherford, New Jersey.  (Photo by Nick Laham/Getty Images)
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Danny DolphinAnalyst IDecember 26, 2010

The Final: Green Bay 34, Miami 27

Game Ball: Shaun Hill – 14/26 222 YDS, 2 TD. Detroit’s quarterback played a smart, mistake-free football game, which is usually good enough to beat the Henne-led Dolphins.

Stat: The Dolphins are the only team in the NFL this year to win just one game at home. Sad.

Quote: “Two weeks ago we were in the driver’s seat, and now we’re definitely pulling to a rest stop somewhere” – Dolphins linebacker Cameron Wake. I don’t know about driver’s seat, but they’ve certainly fallen off a cliff.

Twitter: “Way to watch Dolphins: Smoke pot, take Xanax, drink beer, watch 1 int., yell at TV, fall asleep.” – @rawls via Twitter.

Notes:

  • Outside of Brandon Marshall, Jake Long, and Davone Bess, I’m not sure any other starter returns on offense. It’s gotten that bad.
  • Henne has more, “What were you thinking” moments then any other pro quarterback in recent memory. His final pass, a check down to the running back with a few seconds remaining and no timeouts, was the epitome of his Dolphins’ career, which should be over. I’ve never seen a more scared quarterback.
  • I sincerely feel bad for any Dolphins fan who attended any game this season. They really should pay us to watch this quality of football.
  • This is the last game for Tony Sparano and Dan Henning in Sun Life Stadium. This much I guarantee.
  • If there is anyone out there who still defends Henne, please email me (j@miasportsguy.com). I could use some entertainment.

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