Bill Parcells' at Work: Dolphins Get a Tuna-Up in Miami
And Bill Parcells hasn't wasted any time in making the first three of what promise to be many strikes in south Florida.
President Bill's first move was to fire GM Randy Mueller. I'll to try to be kind to Mueller here because he's out of a job—and rightfully so.
Mueller drafted Ted Ginn Jr. at No. 9 overall, let Wes Welker and Randy McMichael walk, and traded Chris Chambers—and that's just the receiving corps.
Parcells replaced Mueller with Jeff Ireland, a personnel guru from the Cowboy organization who had apparently topped-out in Dallas. After all, Jerry Jones is the Cowboys GM and always will be.
Bill followed up the Mueller firing by canning head coach Cam Cameron, putting him out of his misery once and for all. You can bet the new coach will be someone from Parcells' circle of trusted friends—perhaps his old Giants fullback Maurice Carthon, or Cowboys assistant Tony Sparano, if Atlanta doesn't bag him first.
Next will be the personnel shakeup. You can bet Bill will be looking for a seasoned veteran at QB. John Beck, the team's second-round pick in last year's draft will get an opportunity—to make the team, that is. Trent Green may be afforded the same chance; Cleo Lemon may not.
Perhaps Drew Bledsoe will be signed to bridge the gap until Beck gets up to speed.
Dolphin fans are in for a whirlwind with Parcells around. The Tuna pulls no punches and is frank with the media, but he wins.
You may bristle at his stubborness—but trust him when it comes to making football decisions. The upside is that your team will be relevant again. The downside is that he may not stay around long enough to see it.
But when your franchise just went 1-15, you'll take success at any price.
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