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Firecracker Salami Level: 33 Posts: 171/204 EXP: 228300 For next: 882 Since: 26.6.02 From: Miami, FL Since last post: 5219 days Last activity: 5054 days
AIM: # 1 Posted on 12.1.04 1711.27 Reposted on: 12.1.11 1712.04 http://cbs.sportsline.com/nfl/story/7000673 I think this is a GREAT move for the Dolphins. Spielman is a good evaluator of talent and great fit for the GM job, and Marino is probably the most popular person in Miami. If only he was coming back to play... Promote this thread!
StaggerLee Scrapple Level: 154 Posts: 748/7083 EXP: 46330120 For next: 31854 Since: 3.10.02 From: Right side of the tracks Since last post: 31 days Last activity: 7 days # 2 Posted on 13.1.04 0150.07 Reposted on: 13.1.11 0150.14 Just remember what an unqualified person did to Detroit, playoff team to about 6 wins in 3 years. Just because people LIKE him doenst mean he will do a good job.
evilwaldo Lap cheong Level: 82 Posts: 1306/1597 EXP: 5057070 For next: 152179 Since: 7.2.02 From: New York, NY Since last post: 5045 days Last activity: 4826 days
AIM: # 3 Posted on 13.1.04 0707.20 Reposted on: 13.1.11 0708.14 I doubt Marino will have much input. It sounds like a trophy position to me.
JoshMann Andouille Level: 92 Posts: 190/2159 EXP: 7527712 For next: 229255 Since: 17.11.03 From: Tallahassee, FL Since last post: 3930 days Last activity: 3927 days
Y!: # 4 Posted on 13.1.04 0714.23 Reposted on: 13.1.11 0716.11 I'm really not sold on this move until it produces something. Waldo beat me to the Matt Millen example, but it still stands. I'd just be wary of anyone who never worked a day in the front office heading the front office. But man, he's just gonna try to get that ring no matter WHAT.
The Thrill Banger Level: 104 Posts: 792/2781 EXP: 11558197 For next: 303968 Since: 16.4.02 From: Green Bay, WI Since last post: 1827 days Last activity: 9 days # 5 Posted on 13.1.04 0739.34 Reposted on: 13.1.11 0739.50 Do we still have to suffer through his "analysis" for the AFC Championship Game and the Super Bowl (aka the Pats' last 2 wins of the year?)
haz Landjager Level: 64 Posts: 437/904 EXP: 2159892 For next: 54217 Since: 2.1.02 From: Whitby, Ontario, Canada Since last post: 1709 days Last activity: 373 days # 6 Posted on 13.1.04 0757.30 Reposted on: 13.1.11 0757.34 Not sure how much control he will have. Rick Spielman has been made GM and will be in charge of personnel decisions, one would think. Marino is there to be the Marketing wing of the Football Operations. He is a good guy (big name) to go visit with potential draft picks and free agents. As the ultimate Marino fan, I am more than willing to give him a chance to prove what he's worth in this role. It should be very interesting to see what he does with Fiedler. He is due a $2 Million option in April and has a potential salary of $3.7 Million next year. Awfully high for his production rate.
dMr Andouille Level: 94 Posts: 991/2229 EXP: 8158837 For next: 197851 Since: 2.11.02 From: Edinburgh, Scotland Since last post: 1046 days Last activity: 433 days # 7 Posted on 13.1.04 0936.54 Reposted on: 13.1.11 0937.26 Originally posted by haz Not sure how much control he will have. Rick Spielman has been made GM and will be in charge of personnel decisions, one would think. espn.com were reporting earlier that Spielman and Wannstedt would report to Marino, with Marino only having to report to Eddie Jones. Make of that what you will.
StaggerLee Scrapple Level: 154 Posts: 755/7083 EXP: 46330120 For next: 31854 Since: 3.10.02 From: Right side of the tracks Since last post: 31 days Last activity: 7 days # 8 Posted on 13.1.04 1236.19 Reposted on: 13.1.11 1236.39 Originally posted by haz It should be very interesting to see what he does with Fiedler. He is due a $2 Million option in April and has a potential salary of $3.7 Million next year. Awfully high for his production rate. I believe the Dolphins have a higher winning % with Fiedler than they did with Marino. At least thats what the ESPN thing said when I was half asleep.
James F'n X Bockwurst Level: 54 Posts: 491/603 EXP: 1176656 For next: 57221 Since: 2.1.02 From: Seattle, WA Since last post: 4724 days Last activity: 4690 days
AIM: # 9 Posted on 15.1.04 1901.56 Reposted on: 15.1.11 1902.28 So does this ensure that the Dolphins will never win another ring? :)
Eddie Famous Andouille Level: 94 Posts: 822/2221 EXP: 8331824 For next: 24864 Since: 11.12.01 From: Catlin IL Since last post: 814 days Last activity: 355 days # 10 Posted on 15.1.04 1955.06 Reposted on: 15.1.11 1955.51 Originally posted by James F'n X So does this ensure that the Dolphins will never win another ring? :) Well, let's see. Hiring the man who retired one of the greatest coaches in football history, Don Shula.... The man who CONSTANTLY complained about not having a running game, then when the team started running, complained about not passing enough.... Oh yeah, good idea. BTW, Mr. Marino, the only constant in all those years you didn't win the Super Bowl was the QB, Dan Marino.
JayJayDean Scrapple Level: 131 Posts: 862/4750 EXP: 26014875 For next: 409815 Since: 2.1.02 From: Seattle, WA Since last post: 1178 days Last activity: 756 days
Y!: # 11 Posted on 15.1.04 2049.37 Reposted on: 15.1.11 2050.17 Originally posted by Eddie Famous Oh yeah, good idea. BTW, Mr. Marino, the only constant in all those years you didn't win the Super Bowl was the QB, Dan Marino. Not to mention that when Marino got hurt one year DAMON HUARD led them to a 5-1 record in Marino's absence. That's as damning as anything, I'd say. (edited by JayJayDean on 15.1.04 1850)
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