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Report: Dolphins owner heads west to woo Harbaugh

Posted on: January 5, 2011 10:09 pm
Edited on: January 5, 2011 11:11 pm
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Posted by Andy BenoitJ. Harbaugh (US Presswire)

According to ESPN’s Chris Mortensen, Dolphins owner Stephen Ross has flown west to make an urgent pitch to Jim Harbaugh. This essentially confirms two widely-held hunches: one, Tony Sparano’s job is not super safe in Miami, and two, Harbaugh is not likely to last much longer on the open market.

The Stanford coach spent much of the afternoon meeting with 49ers officials Wednesday. New Broncos head of football operations, John Elway, indicated on Wednesday that his club is also interested in Harbaugh’s services.

Ross’ sense of urgency here could also be an indication that Bill Cowher is not in the cards for Miami.

UPDATE 10:20 p.m. ET: According to NFL Network's Jason La Canfora, the Dolphins offered Jon Gruden $7 million a year but got turned down. (Gruden likes turning down Miami, you know.) Ross is offering Harbaugh $4.5 million a year (give or take); Harbaugh reportedly wants something closer to Pete Carroll's $6.5 million per year (we'll guess $6.5 million...plus one penny).

UPDATE 11:10 p.m. ET: Mortensen reports that the Fins are willing to make Harbaugh the highest-paid coach in the NFL ($7-8 million annually).
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Since: Sep 11, 2006
Posted on: January 7, 2011 8:19 am
 

Report: Dolphins owner heads west to woo Harbaugh

Oops, apparently Jim Harbaugh has not agreed to join the Dolphins. What a surprise, a media outlet reporting unsubstantiated rumors as being true.



Since: Sep 21, 2010
Posted on: January 6, 2011 8:27 pm
 

Report: Dolphins owner heads west to woo Harbaugh

@zerodev, you should crawl back under that rock you've been living in. Pete Carroll  and USC DID win the BCS National Championship in 2005 (for the 2004 season).  But the title was vacated over 5 years later due to the penalties imposed by the NCAA, as a result of  Reggie Bush's ineligibility.  But that does that discount the fact they won the game? NO.  Does that mean the title was given to their opponent (Oklahoma)? NO.  Is it fair to all the other players on that team that year that went out and WON the damn thing? NO.

Your comment is as ignorant as those people who get married, do everything married couples do, then somewhere down the line go get an annullment and say "I was never married."  Take your sarcasm somewhere else, then get a life.

BTW: Here are some news for everyone, and you can say you read about it here first...Jim Harbaugh HAS agreed to join the Dolphins. Deal with it!  



Since: Jan 21, 2007
Posted on: January 6, 2011 2:34 pm
 

Report: Dolphins owner heads west to woo Harbaugh

It's quite obvious this owner doesn't have the guts to fire Tony Sparano,regardless how the Jim Harbaugh sweepstakes turn out.Call me "old school" but a "name" coach doesn't put fans in the seats,players do. If he can put all this time and effort to get a coach,lets see if he can do the same thing in getting players.



Since: Mar 18, 2009
Posted on: January 6, 2011 2:18 pm
 

Henne Should Go With Sparano

There's not a Head Coach, Assistant Head Coach, Quarterbacks Coach, or any other Coach that can make Henne a better Quarterback.  I don't care if we're talking about Harbaugh, Sparano or Bill Parcells himself.  I've seen enough of Henne to know that he will never be an upper-echelon QB.  Mind you, some of his shortcomings were obviously due to the playcalling (Henning) and Sparano for the game-plans.  When a QB has as many multiple-interception games as he has multiple-touchdown games (4), especially when the ground game wasn't much to speak of, there's a problem.  Henne started 14 games and threw more interceptions than touchdowns during the season.  I know a lot of it has to do with the playcalling etc..., but much of it can be laid at Henne's feet.  He seems slow to make his reads and often seems to check down to a RB too quickly.  Somebody mentioned that if Marshall had been given more slant routes, it would have helped.  I agree, but there's only so many times that this play can be run before a CB or Safety presses and takes that pass away.  Marshall should have been targeted at bit more, as his 147 is a little low by his standards.  When you have a guy like Marshall, you at least try to get him the ball as often as possible.  I like Henne, but I don't think he'll get us to a playoff game being in the AFC East (and I'm not worried about finishing 3rd in the Division every year for the next several years, as I don't think the Jets will stay ahead of us for very long).  Maybe some of my fellow Dolphins fans can tell me what you think.  Getting Harbaugh could be a good thing because he's an offensive-minded coach (and could you imagine if we somehow, in some way, were able to land Andrew Luck to boot)?




Since: Jul 12, 2010
Posted on: January 6, 2011 1:36 pm
 

Report: Dolphins owner heads west to woo Harbaugh



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