After trying to replace current head coach Tony Sparano all week, the Miami Dolphins now have given him a two year contract extension, through the year 2013. His previous deal was due to be up at the end of next season, 2011.
While the new extension will not pay Sparano an excessiive amount of money more than his original contract, which was worth $2.8 million. Sparano was also given an “expanded role” in roster decisions.
While I was pulling for the Dolphins to get Jim Harbaugh, that obviously did not work out. Now we have to stick with Sparano for a couple more years, so consider this contract extension his second chance at turning around this franchise, as well as an apology for our own searching for a new coach all of this week.
Sparano has a lot of work to do this off-season, among those jobs, to find a new offensive coordinator, but there is more than enough talent on the team to get Miami to the playoffs for the second time in four years.