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Firecracker Salami Level: 32 Posts: 171/204 EXP: 193528 For next: 12916 Since: 26.6.02 From: Miami, FL Since last post: 3491 days Last activity: 3326 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: 139 Posts: 748/6217 EXP: 32192106 For next: 275421 Since: 3.10.02 From: Right side of the tracks Since last post: 17 hours Last activity: 9 hours
Y!: # 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: 78 Posts: 1306/1597 EXP: 4305436 For next: 76809 Since: 7.2.02 From: New York, NY Since last post: 3318 days Last activity: 3098 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: 87 Posts: 190/2159 EXP: 6267277 For next: 125522 Since: 17.11.03 From: Tallahassee, FL Since last post: 2202 days Last activity: 2199 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: 99 Posts: 792/2781 EXP: 9819927 For next: 180108 Since: 16.4.02 From: Green Bay, WI Since last post: 99 days Last activity: 84 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: 61 Posts: 437/903 EXP: 1837796 For next: 38811 Since: 2.1.02 From: Whitby, Ontario, Canada Since last post: 38 days Last activity: 3 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: 89 Posts: 991/2210 EXP: 6799237 For next: 116691 Since: 2.11.02 From: Edinburgh, Scotland Since last post: 16 days Last activity: 3 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: 139 Posts: 755/6217 EXP: 32192106 For next: 275421 Since: 3.10.02 From: Right side of the tracks Since last post: 17 hours Last activity: 9 hours
Y!: # 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: 51 Posts: 491/603 EXP: 1002844 For next: 11101 Since: 2.1.02 From: Seattle, WA Since last post: 2996 days Last activity: 2962 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: 90 Posts: 822/2182 EXP: 6919311 For next: 269325 Since: 11.12.01 From: Catlin IL Since last post: 244 days Last activity: 238 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: 125 Posts: 862/4716 EXP: 21934561 For next: 519666 Since: 2.1.02 From: Seattle, WA Since last post: 3 days Last activity: 2 hours
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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