The Miami Dolphins find themselves at 0-4 and looking at a bye week.
To a surprise to anyone who watches football, The Dolphins are likely to keep Tony Sparano as head coach at least through the bye week until after their Monday Night matchup against the New York Jets on October 17th.
Stephen Ross even said this about his embattled head coach:
“Everybody involved with this team — the players, the coaches, are disappointed to be 0-4. We have to stay together and really get behind our coach. I believe Tony is the right coach. All the games we’ve played have been very close, could have gone either way. But when you see the team practicing and playing as hard as they can, I think that’s a good sign"
Tony Sparano? Right coach? Does the NFL drug test their owners because based off of Mr. Ross' comments on Monday, they might want to consider it.
Does anyone have $1 Billion they'd like to lend me to buy the team? I already have some semblance of a plan, I'll name Scott Altman my general manager, hire a competent head coach, and even get Chris J. Nelson to work out guys for the practice squad.
All kidding aside, its obvious that Ross' comments were a very thinly veiled vote of confidence like when Jerry Jones told the press last season that Wade Phillips would finish the year as Cowboys football coach.
Two days later the Cowboys were destroyed by Green Bay on national television, then Wade Phillips was relieved of his duties to fill out his resume and fax it to Houston, where he's now their defensive coordinator and likely on his way to the post-season.
Now the similarities are pretty eerie, except Miami doesn't really have a Jason Garrett waiting in the wings, and unlike Dallas, the Dolphins will likely fire their GM (at least one would hope).
Then I looked on Bleacher Report to see not one but two articles talking about why Tony Sparano should be fired as Miami Dolphins head coach.
I must say, I agree with both, however I'm not going to just talk about how Tony Sparano should be fired, I'm an optimist, an idea guy, I wanted to go with something bigger, something better, something with a shelf-life that will last the rest of the season.
So I've decided to write a semi-sequel to an article I wrote the day after the 2010 season finale when it looked like Sparano was out for good, I even lifted a few chapters from it.
But this time around, I scoured the country looking for more potential candidates, a few dark horses, and of course a few more candidates I named as a joke.
So here's 15 potential future Miami Dolphins Head Coaches.