The Miami Dolphins made the playoffs…that was great news. Bill Parcells told Joey Porter and Wayne Huizenga that he was staying put in Miami…that was great news. Bill told Wayne that he needed to get to work on the free agents lists…that was great news.
Carl Peterson told reporters today that joining the Dolphins…”is not going to happen“…that is AWESOME news!
For the first time in about 10 years Dolphins fans relished an off-season with little drama, no high-stake poker faces or dancing stars. Just a continuation to rebuild a franchise that in one year made the playoffs. That however would not be the case when within hours of the Dolphins playoff exit, the name Carl Peterson would come up and the fan faithfull who have had their share of bad luck and worse news felt the world begin to crumble around them.
Speculation ran rampant after the former Chiefs pres deflected questions about joining the team and when names started to drop like Bryan Wiedemeier and Joe Bailey, it seemed that Peterson would have a position if and when he wanted it. That still may be the case as we all know, things in the NFL can change rather quickly. Just ask Atlanta owner Arthur Blank.
For now though it appears that the Dolphins will not be getting Mr. Peterson and that makes it safe to assume that Bill Parcells does indeed want to stay…if only for one more year. Today, Peterson had this to say about the subject of the Miami Dolphins.
“It’s not going to happen,” Peterson told The Associated Press. “I have a lot of good friends there, but I need to get away for a while. It’s been 20 years of making decisions every day and I need a rest.”
Stephen Ross, the new owner has yet to sign the transfer of ownership papers so things of course can change. The fact is that Dolphins Enterprises CEO Joe Bailey is still likely going to be looking for a job when it is all said and done but for now, the interior shake-ups seem to be headed more to the operations side of things rather than the football side of things.
For now, it’s a bit of good news and fans can loosen the noose around their necks and step off the boxes.