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December 9, 2011
LAST WEEK, I thought the Eagles might rally around their coach and beat a bad-to-mediocre Seattle team, despite the travel, the short week, and the foibles of Vince Young. Silly me. The Dolphins have done an amazing job digging out of that 0-7 hole. You don't have to be able to see a way to the playoffs in order to play hard and do your job, apparently. Perhaps Tony Sparano should be the next Eagles coach. There was a time when you'd see the Eagles' defense matched against a Tarvaris Jackson or a Matt Moore and almost feel sorry for the opposition.
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January 14, 2013 | Daily News Wire Reports
C INCINNATI Bengals offensive coordinator Jay Gruden interviewed with the San Diego Chargers Sunday for the vacant head-coaching position. Gruden, the younger brother of ESPN anaylyst Jon Gruden, is expected to interview with the Eagles on Monday and with Jacksonville on Tuesday. The Chargers job became available when Norv Turner was fired Dec. 31 following a disappointing 7-9 season. "The Chargers are an excellent franchise," Jay Gruden told ESPN.com. ""They've always been competitive.
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December 5, 2008 | By Gary Miles, Inquirer Staff Writer
Man on a mission Forget about it, Matt Ryan and Joe Flacco. Chill out, Brett Favre and Jeff Garcia. Take a number, Gus Frerotte, Kurt Warner and Kerry Collins. The king of QB mojo these days is Chad Pennington. Sure, those other QBs are playing great and have overcome plenty. But none of them not only lost his job (curse you, Favre!) but had to resurrect himself with a Dolphins team that went 1-15 last season. And few predicted the 2008 Fins to be better. But Pennington - kicked out of NYC when No. 4 signed with the Jets - has dominated both on the field with his play and off the field with his fire.
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June 2, 2008 | Daily News Wire Services
Jason Taylor wanted to clear the air on numerous topics. No, he did not demand a trade from the Miami Dolphins. Yes, he wants to play one more season before moving on to an acting career. No, he still hasn't spoken with new Dolphins boss Bill Parcells. Yes, he believes Tony Sparano will be a good coach in Miami. No, he doesn't regret missing workouts to appear on ABC's "Dancing with the Stars. " Yes, he desperately wants to leave football a winner. But on one issue - whether he will be at training camp with the Dolphins next month - Taylor showed he can dance while seated, too. "Do I want to be here?
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October 14, 2009 | Daily News Wire Services
Rush Limbaugh's bid to buy the St. Louis Rams ran into opposition within the NFL yesterday, when Colts owner Jim Irsay vowed to vote against him and commissioner Roger Goodell said the conservative commentator's "divisive" comments would not be tolerated from any NFL insider. "I, myself, couldn't even consider voting for him," Irsay said at the fall owners meetings in Boston. "When there are comments that have been made that are inappropriate, incendiary and insensitive . . . our words do damage, and it's something that we don't need.
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December 6, 2011 | Associated Press
DAVIE, Fla. - When the Miami Dolphins lost their first six games, coach Tony Sparano decided to change his ways. He eased up in his players' routine and solicited their feedback on how to improve the gloomy mood. He made practices later, shorter and less rigorous. He even altered the way the team stretched. "It's a deviation really from much that I know," Sparano said. A dramatic turnaround came one week later. After starting 0-7, the Dolphins, who host the Eagles on Sunday, have outscored opponents by 85 points while winning four of their past five games.
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January 12, 2012
In 2011, the Packers-Eagles playoff game attracted 39.3 million viewers and earned the highest rating for a wild-card round contest in a dozen years. Denver's overtime win over Pittsburgh on Tim Tebow's electrifying 80-yard touchdown passess to Demaryius Thomas on Sunday averaged 42.4 million viewers, an 8 percent increase. Maybe they wanted to see Matt Prater kick?   Jets tab Sparano The Jets named former Miami head coach Tony Sparano their offensive coordinator on Wednesday to replace Brian Schottenheimer and take over an offense that struggled all season.
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January 21, 2012
The Dolphins have hired Green Bay Packers offensive coordinator Joe Philbin to be their next head coach, the Miami Herald, citing sources, reported Friday. Philbin, who has no head coaching experience, was one of three finalists, including Denver Broncos offensive coordinator Mike McCoy and Dolphins interim coach Todd Bowles. The Dolphins would like to keep Bowles, the team's defensive coordinator prior to coach Tony Sparano's firing, sources said. Terms were not disclosed.
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November 14, 2011 | Associated Press
MIAMI - Reggie Bush scored the clinching touchdown then happily heaved the ball into the stands, and the cluster of fans scrambling for the souvenir included a man in a Miami Dolphins jersey holding a baby. The scrum was understandable, given that victory keepsakes have been a rarity lately for Dolphins fans. Bush scored two TDs, and the Dolphins twice intercepted Rex Grossman to earn their first home victory in nearly a year by beating Washington, 20-9, on Sunday. The Dolphins (2-7)
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January 16, 2008 | INQUIRER WIRE SERVICES
Dallas Cowboys assistant head coach Tony Sparano arrived in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., last night aboard a jet belonging to Miami Dolphins owner Wayne Huizenga. Miami's new general manager, Jeff Ireland, accompanied him. Sparano is expected to talk today with Huizenga and Dolphins boss Bill Parcells - and then become Miami's fifth head coach since 2004. Ravens. Cowboys offensive coordinator Jason Garrett spent more than six hours interviewing for the head coaching job in Baltimore.
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January 14, 2013 | Daily News Wire Reports
C INCINNATI Bengals offensive coordinator Jay Gruden interviewed with the San Diego Chargers Sunday for the vacant head-coaching position. Gruden, the younger brother of ESPN anaylyst Jon Gruden, is expected to interview with the Eagles on Monday and with Jacksonville on Tuesday. The Chargers job became available when Norv Turner was fired Dec. 31 following a disappointing 7-9 season. "The Chargers are an excellent franchise," Jay Gruden told ESPN.com. ""They've always been competitive.
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May 31, 2012 | By Paul Domowitch, Daily News Columnist
JUAN CASTILLO has gotten a lot of spiffy new parts for his defense this offseason. Over the last 2 1/2 months, the Eagles have added a Pro Bowl middle linebacker (DeMeco Ryans) with Dawkins-like leadership skills, a 300-pound athletic freak of a defensive tackle with 4.7 speed (Fletcher Cox), and a strongside linebacker with sub-4.5 speed who can blitz and cover tight ends (Mychal Kendricks). But the defense's most important offseason addition actually might be none of those three guys.
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January 21, 2012
The Dolphins have hired Green Bay Packers offensive coordinator Joe Philbin to be their next head coach, the Miami Herald, citing sources, reported Friday. Philbin, who has no head coaching experience, was one of three finalists, including Denver Broncos offensive coordinator Mike McCoy and Dolphins interim coach Todd Bowles. The Dolphins would like to keep Bowles, the team's defensive coordinator prior to coach Tony Sparano's firing, sources said. Terms were not disclosed.
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January 12, 2012
In 2011, the Packers-Eagles playoff game attracted 39.3 million viewers and earned the highest rating for a wild-card round contest in a dozen years. Denver's overtime win over Pittsburgh on Tim Tebow's electrifying 80-yard touchdown passess to Demaryius Thomas on Sunday averaged 42.4 million viewers, an 8 percent increase. Maybe they wanted to see Matt Prater kick?   Jets tab Sparano The Jets named former Miami head coach Tony Sparano their offensive coordinator on Wednesday to replace Brian Schottenheimer and take over an offense that struggled all season.
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January 3, 2012 | DAILY NEWS WIRE REPORTS
THE TAMPA BAY Buccaneers fired head coach Raheem Morris and his entire staff of assistants yesterday. The team announced the change one day after a 45-24 loss to the Atlanta Falcons extended the franchise's longest losing streak within the same season since 1977 to 10 games. Morris went 17-31 in three seasons, including a 10-6 mark in 2010, when the Bucs (4-12) narrowly missed the playoffs. The 35-year-old Morris was hired in January 2009, replacing Jon Gruden. This year's collapse followed a 4-2 start that included wins over NFC South rivals New Orleans and Atlanta, which are both headed to the playoffs.
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December 12, 2011
Here are some observations and ruminations about the Eagles' victory over the Dolphins on Sunday:   MIAMI - Sometimes, it really does come down to players. Eagles defensive coordinator Juan Castillo had Nnamdi Asomugha in the right position on the Dolphins' first drive - lined up one-on-one with Miami's top receiver, Brandon Marshall on a third and 11. The Eagles' 6-foot-2 cornerback ran with the Dolphins' 6-foot-4 receiver to the back corner only to get beat over the top by a beautiful throw from Matt Moore.
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December 9, 2011 | Associated Press
MIAMI - For the Eagles, a 4-8 record stinks. For the Miami Dolphins, 4-8 represents a huge improvement. The Dolphins lost their first seven games before staging a dramatic turnaround and outscoring opponents by 85 points over the last five weeks. They remain last in the AFC East and will sit out the playoffs for the ninth time in 10 years, but their locker room's a happy place, and Las Vegas oddsmakers now give coach Tony Sparano better than a 50-50 chance to return next season.
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December 9, 2011
LAST WEEK, I thought the Eagles might rally around their coach and beat a bad-to-mediocre Seattle team, despite the travel, the short week, and the foibles of Vince Young. Silly me. The Dolphins have done an amazing job digging out of that 0-7 hole. You don't have to be able to see a way to the playoffs in order to play hard and do your job, apparently. Perhaps Tony Sparano should be the next Eagles coach. There was a time when you'd see the Eagles' defense matched against a Tarvaris Jackson or a Matt Moore and almost feel sorry for the opposition.
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December 6, 2011 | ASSOCIATED PRESS
DAVIE, Fla. - When the Miami Dolphins lost their first six games, coach Tony Sparano decided to change his ways. He eased up in his players' routine and solicited their feedback on how to improve the gloomy mood. He made practices later, shorter and less rigorous. He even altered the way the team stretched. "It's a deviation really from much that I know," Sparano said. They lost their next game to go to 0-7. But then, a dramatic turnaround came. Since then, the Dolphins have outscored opponents by 85 points while winning four of their past five games.
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December 6, 2011 | Associated Press
DAVIE, Fla. - When the Miami Dolphins lost their first six games, coach Tony Sparano decided to change his ways. He eased up in his players' routine and solicited their feedback on how to improve the gloomy mood. He made practices later, shorter and less rigorous. He even altered the way the team stretched. "It's a deviation really from much that I know," Sparano said. A dramatic turnaround came one week later. After starting 0-7, the Dolphins, who host the Eagles on Sunday, have outscored opponents by 85 points while winning four of their past five games.
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