Here One Day, Gone the Next

12 12 2011

On a day in which the Monday Night Football game has no significance to the NFL season, two coaches have taken the spotlight – just like their jobs have been taken away.

Stephen Ross has fired head coach of the Miami Dolphins, Tony Sparano. Miami currently sits at 4-9 after losing the first seven games of the season. Sparano lasted four years in Miami while going 29-32. In 2008, his Dolphins actually finished the regular season 11-5 and made it to the playoffs as a wild-card. Since then, his Dolphins have had no fewer than nine losses every season. Todd Bowles, Miami’s old assistant head coach and secondary coach, will finish out their last three games.

Many could see general manager Scot Pioli’s firing of Todd Haley; the only question was when it would happen. Pioli and Haley have never been able to get along, and with the Chiefs current 5-8 record, Pioli took advantage to end Haley’s tenure with the Chiefs. Oddly enough, the Chiefs finished the 2010 season with a 9-6 record and even made the playoffs by winning their division. However, many still believed Pioli would fire him before this current season because of their differences. It’s now water under the bridge as the Chiefs will hand the reins off to defensive coordinator Romeo Crennel for the rest of the season.

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