Stephen Ross is keeping Tony Sparano around, but that doesn’t mean he doesn’t want changes with the team that he owns. Ross, the Fins owner, says he wants a more up-tempo offense, and told as such to TheFinsiders.com
“I’ve told Tony that to me, I want an aggressive, creative [offense] not playing just to keep it close, where people really are a little more unpredictable,” Ross said. “Our players are training in that weather, let’s take advantage of it. Let’s go with a hurry-up offense. Let’s wear them down. You know? We’ve never done that. You know? This isn’t the north, where you just want to take it four yards and a cloud of dust.
The Fins this past season never seemed to be completely in tempo on offense, but that could be due to the very average QB play of Chad Henne, who threw for just 15 touchdowns with 19 picks. High profile WR Brandon Marshall had 86 grabs for 1014 and three scores, but the team wants more from him in 2011.
For now, Ross says it’s time to start looking ahead to next season, and putting in a new offense that is going to score more points in the high stakes AFC East.
“I think I look for a different brand, seeing the Dolphins how fans want to see it, and how we win, going downfield, in the days of Dan Marino, the days we all want to go back to,” Ross said.