Friday, June 12, 2009

Sparano Says It All

Coach Sparano's Friday press conference, courtesy of Aquavision/
I love me some Coach Sparano. He's everything I like about a coach - tough, decisive, and doesn't discuss things that don't need to be discussed.

On the flipside, Rex Ryan (I'm taking suggestions for a nick-name) said that besides every player on the Jets being "AMAZING! WOW! UNBELIEVABLE!! AS GOOD AS ED REED!!" he only had one regret about recently finished mini-camp, and that was 'maybe' talking trash about Crowder a little too much. He didn't regret STARTING the trash-talking, just the last 6 to 8 words of the total trash-talk conversation.

Sparano wouldn't trash-talk anyone. He doesn't believe in the mantra it's us against the other guy and we have to bully our way to the top. His mentality is that we have the bodies, we have the talent, if we prepare for the season and execute in the games, we will be successful. That means no turnovers, or costly penalties. it means running the right routes and running them crisply. It means keeping your body conditioned to avoid injury. It means preparing yourself as if you were the starter, because if there IS an injury, you must be ready.

It's not a mantra of let's go crack some heads. His is a mantra of 'we have a job to do, let's do that job effectively, efficiently, and consistently." He's not looking for flash and razzle-dazzle. He's looking for football players.


  1. LOVED his""You gyzzzzz must be OUUTTTA questions""!!

  2. CULVER,and SOLIAI appear to be LOCKS!!

  3. And JAllen got HIGGGHHH STs praise!! Wish DMartin were healthy enough for trade!!

  4. ...there are coaches ...and then there are leaders ...Sparano could make us forget the tuna.

  5. I heard Omar ask about Solai's weight. LOL
    I'm paying attention to who he mentioned by name, just like you said Tin. It does seem like a good indicator of who's done something to impress Sparano
    You should make a tracker on the side with everyone's name and how many times Sparano mentions their name. It probably let you know who's gonna make the team by the time the end of preseason is getting near

  6. The Knight who says Ni!June 13, 2009 at 9:58 AM

    Sparano is the best head coach we've had since Shula. That was so long ago and I'm just glad Sparano is our head coach.
    The trifecta likes big players so any of those guys who they feel can be productive will be here. As long as Soliai doesn't do the things he did to get suspended last year and works hard he'll be here and he might be our NT of the future. He has the size, strength and athleticism needed. Sparano said the OL guys say he's the hardest guy to move on the team.

  7. The Big Tuna! The Big Tuna at the wheel of the Miami Dolphins! He brings in Ireland, his talent scout, and Sparano, his drill sergeant, who both do the job the way that he used to be able to do it. Damn, all the pieces are in place for the second step in the growth of a dynasty!

  8. The Knight who says Ni!June 13, 2009 at 11:18 AM

    This team is going to be one of the elite teams within the next few years. We should be competitive again this year and in the next couple of years we will be a dominant team. I really believe that.

  9. son of a son of a shulaJune 13, 2009 at 2:31 PM

    Coach Sporano (thank you, Bill Parcells) is exactly what the Dolphins need big things will happen with preparation and attention to detail.
    Seems like all the fruit from Belichecks tree all pick up the same trait :being a dick. Problems already in Cleveland problems in Denver.
    It's time to Dominate!

  10. ...have you looked at Soliai's build ...a good 150 lbs of that 300 is attached to his ass ...I'd imagine that when he gets down in his blocks he IS one hell of a load to move :-P

  11. Hey KNIGHT,your local HS AllStar game vs the NrthEast is on NFLN!!
    Replay @ Mdnght... 
    I predict one of"OUR"o13 draft pks will be one of these gyzzzzz...
    You heard it here first...  :)  LOL!!!

  12. The Knight who says Ni!June 13, 2009 at 7:19 PM

    lemmus, most big body guys carry their weight in their ass and legs or their gut. Soliai is an ass and legs guy but he's built big all around. He's a natural big guy. He was drafted at 345. B.J Raji is all lower body. His lower body weighs 250 and his upper body 80 lbs. LOL
    Except Raji at 330 is 6-1 and Soliai at 350 is 6-4. This is a big year for Soliai. Don't write him off yet.
    Yes I have seen Soliai in the videos and a lot of us who talked about it earlier this week agree he doesn't look fat at all. He still might need to drop 10 lbs. but he has a month and half to do that. Sparano has said he's starting to improve on block recognition. That's the key for a NT. If you have the size, strength and footwork and you know what you're doing technically, you can play nose. Maybe Soliai is approaching that point.

  13. The Knight who says Ni!June 14, 2009 at 7:21 AM

    13kvFINS, I don't follow the HS stuff. I just hear about some it from time to time. Thanks though, I would have checked it out had I noticed your post earlier.

  14. You didn't miss much,typical allstar game,penalties EVERY PLAY(schiishh)felt like 10 mins b/t every play,and when they did get one off,it was pretty sloppy... Though there were some well put together HS bodies out there.. 17 yr old running back going to PennState(DUNKIN somethin),should have wrote it down,6-2,225,fast/powerful down hill runner... I think he'll be"OUR" 2C pk in 2013,LOL!!!

  15. @least NFLN is showing some of"OUR"09 opponents this week..
    I'm very interested in watching ALL the ATL replays b/4 wk 1,especially todays replay of the NewOrleans game,as well as the Carolina vs TB replay..

  16. ...forget Friday Sparano's SS transcript after the Sunday ota just keeps gettin' better.

  17. The Knight who says Ni!June 15, 2009 at 3:47 PM

    Watch his PC on, it's even better than the read. We have a very good young head coach. I can't see this team being bad under him.
    One more off-season and I think we get to the elite level. The team this year is going to be competitive and a tough opponent every week. In 2010 I really believe we'll be at the top with any other team that wants to join us.  :-D

  18. ...agree ni
 where the heck is tin? ...this is the problem with getting addicted to a one man show ...he needs to open it up a bit so we don't have this death watch every time he gets otherwise engaged
    ...yes, I love the blog ...I'm just sayin'