they're good for at least one win next season. Maybe
Hoo boy, it's not like anyone in NFL history ever made a rapid turnaround.
I'm not saying that happens in Miami, but I'm going to go out on a limb and say with a little fine-tuning they show better than 1-15 just if they can close out games better. They fix that one thing and they win at least 6 games next year.
As for Sporano, I don't really know anything about him except for his ha-ha funny name, his 6-second audition tape on the Dallas sideline during the playoffs and the fact that he uses "OK?" as a punctuation mark. Jury may have to be out for a while, although his players seem to like him despite his reputation for being a bit of a hard-ass.
All I know is that when the rumors of Sparano taking over in Miami started, Bob Costas wasted ZERO time in pointing out "Ooh, his name sounds like Tony Soprano! Haw haw haw!" I think the guy could be a damn good head coach, but Costas and Olbermann are going to beat that joke into the ground HARD and it isn't even funny to begin with.
"Wocka Wocka...who wants to hear a funny-ass joke?"
And it's like I heard somewhere else. The salary cap continues to go up, so Freeney won't be the highest paid defensive player for long. Julius Peppers, Jared Allen, and Justin Smith will all probably be higher than him when they sign new contracts.