Last month, Miami Dolphins Head Coach Tony Sparano and General Manager Jeff Ireland participated in a conference call for Season Ticket Members that lasted over 30 minutes as the duo addressed numerous questions from fans. Yet, it wasn’t until the last question of the night, from a Season Ticket Member named Eric, that Sparano was asked the question that has been on the mind of fans all off-season.
It didn’t have to be pretty, it didn’t have to be easy, but it did have to happen: the Dolphins needed to beat the Browns today at Sun Life Stadium. They did not. The Browns came to South Florida and left with a three-point win after a wild final two minutes ended with Browns’ kicker Phil Dawson kicking a game-winning 24-yard field goal.
The Dolphins look for their first two-game winning streak since they beat the Bills and Vikings in their first two game of the season as they host the Cleveland Browns at Sun Life Stadium. At 6-5, the Fins are heading into the homestretch of the 2010 season with very little wiggle room if they wish to qualify for the playoffs.
Dolphins coach Tony Sparano had a very brief chat with the media after practice today as he continues to get his team ready for Sunday’s game against the Browns. Today, Cleveland coach Eric Mangini officially announced that Jake Delhomme would be his starting quarterback, which didn’t seem to surprise Sparano, who said that was the main guy they were preparing for this week.