It is quite simply a bad joke for Tony Sparano to get an extension and raise instead of Mike “Crazylegs” Nolan. He was the only person on staff who lived up to his end of the bargain, leading the Dolphin D to the #5 overall ranking.
He’s an elite coordinator, who’s been a Head Coach in this league. Every defense he works with improves by leaps and bounds. There are many teams that would be glad to add Nolan as a defensive coordinator, and probably a few who have him on their lists of potential head coaches.
Ask yourself, if you’re Mike Nolan watching the amateur hour crap that’s transpired in Davie over the last several days, what type of confidence do you have in the organization? If an infinitely more stable team with even half an offense comes calling, you’d have to listen, wouldn’t you?
So don’t be surprised if, any minute now, someone dials up Ross, Ireland, Peterson, Sparano, Parcells, or whoever the hell is calling the shots now in Miami, and asks for permission to chat with Nolan. And don’t be surprised if Mike books his ticket out of the funhouse.
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