The “thud” that was the Miami Dolphins 2010 season was palpable. It is the cause of that thud and where the thud will lead that is the topic of discussion for Fins fans today.
There is plenty of blame to go around, with just as many solutions, and plenty of speculation. There is the “Henne should stay” camp, admittedly very small, that believes that Henne could function well in the NFL with the proper coaching. There is the “Sparano should be given another chance” camp vs. the “Sparano needs to go” camp, each with their own valid argument. In the “Sparano needs to go” camp, there is a breakout camp of “Cowher vs. Gruden vs Nolan vs anyone else”. The “Keep Dan Henning” camp has been completely abandoned, even by Henning himself.
What I have to wonder is why no one seems to be pointing the finger at Bill Parcells? He is the latest in a long string of people who have just walked away from the team, a fact I pointed out in an earlier post. He came to South Florida in 2008 amidst much fanfare, and unbelievable expectations. He was a powerhouse, and he was respected. And in 2008, he delivered. The 2009 season was a disappointment, but we were still “working out some of the kinks”. A good draft and a couple of acquisitions, and we were in the hunt. The 2010 season was to be our year.
But evidently, Mr. Parcells saw something that just didn’t sit right with him. Instead of stepping up an making the necessary corrections and changes, as he had done with so many other successful teams in the past, he chose to remove himself from his position, and leave behind the mess that became the 2010 season. Instead of a “trifecta”, we were left with something far less than a “perfecta”. Something like a car missing a wheel; direction is not clear, nor is the identity of the driver.
So while we are sitting around deciding where to point fingers, perhaps you should consider joining me in the newly opened “what about Parcells?” camp.