the miami dolphins return to dominance in the AFC East has been set in motion

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  1. double ML

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    Report: Dolphins, Parcells near 4-year deal to lead football operations

    By TIM REYNOLDS, AP Sports Writer

    December 19, 2007

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    DAVIE, Fla. (AP) -- Bill Parcells' day began with reports he would rebuild the Atlanta Falcons. It ended with him on the cusp of taking the same job with the Miami Dolphins.

    Parcells and Dolphins owner Wayne Huizenga agreed Wednesday on a four-year contract to be Miami's vice president of football operations, according to ESPN, which employs the two-time Super Bowl-winning coach as an analyst.


    The Dolphins declined comment, only saying no contract has been signed, and no one at Huizenga's business office was authorized to comment when reached Wednesday evening by The Associated Press.

    Miami's players were also caught off-stride by the news, which broke after they finished practice.

    "I don't know anything," defensive end Jason Taylor said.

    So, for the second time in less than a week, an off-field story is dominating the conversation at Miami's training complex.

    The first revelation came last Friday: Huizenga has been in talks about selling the team to two real estate developers for about $1.1 billion, although it seems that deal has since unraveled and there's no immediate plans by the owner to sell even a portion of the franchise.

    And now this: Parcells, who previously coached the Giants, Patriots, Jets and Cowboys, is apparently set to return to the NFL.

    "Really?" defensive lineman Vonnie Holliday said when told by The AP about Parcells' apparent interest in the Dolphins. "You can't control it. But somebody like the Big Tuna, regardless of who's in the front office or who's not, brings a lot of respect and a lot of credibility with him. ... If you're a free agent out there, that might draw you in."

    When the Falcons announced Parcells turned them down -- while also releasing that he was in negotiations with the Dolphins -- several Miami players were playing cards and dominoes in the locker room.

    "We met with him this morning to complete the contract. At that time, we were made aware by Parcells that he was considering a revised offer from the Miami Dolphins," Falcons owner Arthur Blank said. "He later informed us that he would not be signing a contract with us."

    Many Dolphins immediately turned their attention to the television, seeking more information. Clearly, the mere mention of Parcells coming to Miami created an immediate buzz.

    "I have a lot of respect for what he's been able to do in other places and I'd expect, if he did come in here, for him to do the same," Holliday said. "I don't know what's going to happen upstairs. I have no idea. I have a lot of respect for (GM) Randy Mueller, as well. But my interest is in what's best for this team and getting us in the right direction."

    With his team mired in the longest playoff drought in franchise history -- six years and counting -- Huizenga has long sought different ways of doing exactly that. If that contract gets signed, bringing in the 66-year-old Parcells might wind up being the latest big Huizenga move.

    In January 2004, he hired Miami's greatest player, Dan Marino, as senior vice president of football operations, a job created just for him. Marino resigned from the loosely defined role 22 days later, saying he didn't want to change his lifestyle.

    Later that year, Huizenga hired coach Nick Saban away from LSU; he lasted only two seasons in Miami before bolting after the 2006 campaign to return to college football at Alabama.

    "Bill Parcells," Holliday said, pausing and smiling. "That's a big name."







    2008! we back![stubby][kat][stubby]


    i hear the sound of tom brady throwin' up out of fear already[vomit]
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  3. Hardkore

    Hardkore Blunts@TheBeach

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    double...you know i live in florida. all 19 years of my young, imperfect life. with that being said, being a fan of the MARLINS, the HEAT, and the DOLPHINS ever since i could talk, even a faithful fan such as myself know the dolphins have SEASONS of repair ahead of them. i will be rooting for them as they're repairing, like i did with the heat and marlins doing their reconstruction periods.

    looks like those two teams are headed to reconstruction periods again.:frown:
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  4. double ML

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    have faith young one

    look how fast the tuna got dallas back on track

    they're superbowl contenders this year
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  5. DannyC

    DannyC Stay golden, pony boy.

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    HAHAHAHAHAHAH

    ...wait...




    ...........HAHAHAHAHAHHHAHAHAHA



    next year?! HAHAHAHAHHAhaHA




    youre lookin at at LEAST 3 years before they make the playoffs




    oh my god, thats so cute. u actually really got some hope out of this.




    guy looks like a scumbag doin this too...



    he pettrino'ed the falcons.




    he actually went on espn in an interview and said:

    "How likely is this deal in the making with the falcons?"

    tuna: "well its done, when we finalize the contract. im already thinking about the draft."



    then poof, lies.





    lmao






    guess he thought atlanta wasnt a challenge enough.






    someone (i.e.: double ml) needs to be reminded that up until last sunday, the phins were looking at being the first team in the modern era to go winless.





    have fun crying this sunday
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  6. double ML

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    fact: the tampa bay bucs were the first team to go winless in the modern era


    fact: danny C is a pats fan, who like most pats fans, makes up shit and claims it as sports fact





    think about how tomy brady is havin' one hell of a season(the only season he'll ever have like this), then think about how dan marino did that every year for well over a decade
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  7. Gorilla Nasty

    Gorilla Nasty I'm lame TBH

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    And somebody could easily counter that with: think about how dan marino had one SB appearance (the only one he ever had), then think about how tom brady won that almost every year for half a decade

    Back to the topic though, I would be excited, but I'm also with Danny C. You're looking at at least 2 years before the playoffs. Unless you guys do some Packer-esque turn around, but that's pretty easy to bet against.
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  8. MC propaganda

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    i dont know about return to dominance.

    but i think he'll make them pretty decent next year for sure.

    maybe they can let our lions borrow an offensive lineman
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  9. Shy

    Shy a.k.a. Klear Eyed

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    yeah, he really had the cowboys dominating!
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  10. double ML

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    ^^the cowboys are 12-2 right now rippy[dummy]


    that's courtesy of the personnel that the big tuna put in place

    but since you don't know jack shit about sports....

    you do the ma.... oh wait- you're a fuckin' idiot. you'll never figure it out[funny]
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  11. toker

    toker My Money Grow On Trees

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    lmao..

    your team is crap and is gonna go into total rebuild mode..

    u got one bright spot on offense.. ronnie brown, whos gotta recover from a torn acl(?)

    that defense sucks and will only get worse when JT and zach thomas bounce..


    so how do u figure u guys can catch NE??

    we got a top 5 pick too u know.. we also go the raiders 3rd rd pick..

    faggots are lucky we dont got our pick..
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  12. DannyC

    DannyC Stay golden, pony boy.

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    uh... what?!

    EVERY year?

    he AVERAGED 24 td's and 15 INT'S per year, he just set records cuz he played for 17 friggin years.

    youre so fucking deluded.

    his last year he went for 12 td's. 17 int's. and a 67 qb rating, clearly the case of a superbowl caliber player, who just never got it. stayed around long past his time to try to squeeze one out, only to realize he looks like a little girl on the field, saddening the public and tainting his career, but nevertheless padding both his yardage stats and td career passing stats, which by the way, brett farve just burned. no, arsoned.




    suck on it
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  13. double ML

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    lmao@how danny C denies reality[funny]

    you turnin' into a rippy clone daniel
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  14. FlaccoDaGreat

    FlaccoDaGreat New Member

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    if they draft right maybe

    deshaun jackson, and get lucky by drafting a good QB in the second round. or at the very least trade for one. john beck is from BYU they never do good in the nfl
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  15. Shadow

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    Bill in Miami will do wonders....Bill is excellent at finding talent.....Dallas is prime example of this....just don't expect it to be a complete change in a year...although its possible..
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  16. double ML

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    lmao@ppl thinkin' that i mean the fins will be AFC East champions next season

    it'll take a few seasons, but we back on the right track now


    pats fans are currently pissin' themselves because they fear the resurrection of the greatest franchise in the division

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  17. FlaccoDaGreat

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    not really...they have randy moss

    miami wont have a winning season until tom brady retires
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  19. toker

    toker My Money Grow On Trees

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    lmao..

    why would NE fear a team that hasnt won a SB in 30+ yrs??
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  20. The 2nd

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    That was a great decision by Parcells.

    Atlanta spent so many years getting talent to win right away with Michael Vick under center and now that hes gone, they gotta start all over and basically let go of a lot of worthless space.

    While other then the Linebackers and D line, the Dolphins are pretty young and got some great playmakers for years to come.
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