As the Miami Dolphins announced their new Head Coach, Tony Sparano took the podium today at noon and spoke of team unity and drive. He promised nothing and made no predictions only that this team would become better. When asked about who he may contact about bringing in as assistant coaches, Sparano skirted the issue and said there was much work to do, but did say that he prefers to build the system around the players and not the players around the system.
Most feel that Todd Bowles, the secondary coach for the Cowboys will be the choice of Sparano for the defensive coordinator job. It is also likely that long time Sparano mentor Chris Palmer could become the new OC. Sparano can not hire anyone from Dallas until next Tuesday under league rules.
Sparano said that he would not likely go to the senior bowl next week, but instead would concentrate his efforts in Miami on filling the coaching vacancies. With Jeff Ireland the GM and Personnel guy along with newly aquired Brian Gaines as the Asst. Director of Player Personnel and of course Bill Parcells all likely to be at the bowl…Sparano’s abcense is nothing unexpected.