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Miami Dolphins and Dennis Hickey part ways

Discussion in 'Miami Dolphins Forum' started by jim1, Jan 2, 2016.

  1. jim1

    jim1 New Member

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  2. Phins_Fan_87

    Phins_Fan_87 Phins and Heat fan Club Member

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    the beginning of the cleanse.
     
  3. jboogie

    jboogie The sky is NOT falling!

    Also on the teams FB page.
     
  4. jim1

    jim1 New Member

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    Even with the cleanse, Mike Tannenbaum will still be there. It remains to be seen if that's a good thing or not.
     
  5. Vertical Limit

    Vertical Limit Senior Member

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    Good bye choice number ten million.. The only candidate that didnt reject Ross.
     
  6. heylookatme

    heylookatme Well-Known Member

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    He wasn't a great GM, but in hindsight I'm glad that we had two years of Dennis Hickey and not two years of Ray Farmer.
     
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  7. FinSane

    FinSane Cynical Dolphins Fan

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    We no longer have a Hickey, but we still suck.

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  8. thetylernator

    thetylernator You're as cold as ice, Officer Friendly.

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    This doesn't feel as good as Philbin and the coordinators being fired. Hope it doesn't turn out to be a mistake.
     
  9. Serpico Jones

    Serpico Jones Well-Known Member

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    Dawn Aponte is next on the firing line.
     
  10. Xeticus

    Xeticus Junior Member

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    I have gotten to the point that I don't care about the Dolphins much anymore. I stopped even recording the games by November or so. Firing Hickey does nothing to fix this franchise. I think his first draft, without Tannenbaum was pretty decent. The second year with Tannenbaum in charge there were more questionable decisions. I think Hickey is getting a bum deal here. Tannenbaum is already proven to have wrecked one franchise.

    Stephen Ross is a brilliant business man by all accounts. He however is not running the Dolphins. And the people he has picked to do the job are terrible and he holds onto them long after their performance should have gotten them fired. Ireland should have went sooner than he did and Philbin with him. Tannenbaum should never have been hired. This team will never improve until we have an owner who can actually run the team or at least be involved and who can have the right people at all levels.

    I have been a loyal fan for about 15 years but I don't have the energy anymore. And looking at the way Ross is running this team I don't think it's worth investing my energy and emotions in to the Phins anymore. To all you true Dolphins fans who are still sticking it out I wish you and the team the best of luck.
     
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  11. Galant

    Galant Love - Unity - Sacrifice - Eternity Staff Member

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    I fully understand this sentiment and I agree about Ross. Hardest thing for me is heading about the infighting on the team and also how Tannehill is taking a pounding on the field. Such a waste of time and talent on this team for the last few years. I genuinely feel for players who have given their all for this team only to be let down, repeatedly, by the owner and leadership of this team.
     
  12. Itsdahumidity

    Itsdahumidity X gonna take it from ya

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    Wishful thinking but she's an ex-jest so unfortunately imo dawn is safe, unless she & Tbaum have bad history together. The cruel reality for us is she goes when ross goes.
     
  13. The_Dark_Knight

    The_Dark_Knight Defender of the Truth

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    I remember when some of you were so excited when he was hired and I could never understand that...a failed stint as the GM in Tampa Bay and some of you were over the moon for him.

    I saw Greek tragedy right from jump street
     
  14. Fin D

    Fin D Sigh Club Member

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    Why do people hate Aponte?
     
  15. jw3102

    jw3102 season ticket holder

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    I never liked the hire and he was NEVER the GM in Tampa. He worked for the Bucs for 20 years in their personnel department but they never thought enough of him to actually ever promote him to the GM position.

    As bad as I thought the hiring of Hickey was at the time. He actually drafted some fairly decent players in the first two rounds of the past two drafts. Only time will tell how these players develop over the next few years.

    I think the hiring of Tannebaum as the head of football operations was a far bigger mistake than hiring Hickey as the GM. It will not surprise me in the least if Tannebaum isn't fire within the next two years.
     
  16. Fin D

    Fin D Sigh Club Member

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    I didn't think he was a GM at TB. I thought he was an assistant GM. I also don't recall anyone being over the moon when he was hired. I remember everyone being meh or angry because they thought we got turned down by numerous candidates.
     
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  17. jw3102

    jw3102 season ticket holder

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    I don't hate her, but I have no idea what your job is now that Tannebaum is head of football operations. He is suppose to be an expert when it comes to the cap space and that is suppose to be her main job with the Dolphins.

    Of course since they will probably finish this season 5-11 and they are over the cap going into next season. It makes you wonder if either Tannebaum or Aponte really know what they are doing in regards to the salary structure of this team.
     
  18. GreysonWinfield

    GreysonWinfield Release The Hounds

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    Yet the tears flowed when Farmer rejected the Phins.
     
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  19. jw3102

    jw3102 season ticket holder

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    Reports are that Farmer and Pettine are both likely out once this season ends for the Browns.

    The Browns job might be the one job that has less interest for heading coaching candidates than the Dolphins job.

    They have a great great fanbase in Cleveland, but their owner seems to be as clueless as Ross at this time. The only difference is that Ross had been clueless far longer as an NFL owner than Haslam has been in Cleveland.

    It will be interesting to see who gets a clue first.
     
  20. The_Dark_Knight

    The_Dark_Knight Defender of the Truth

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    Not to mention the soap opera that is Johnny Manzel. I'd avoid that team like the plague!
     
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  21. jinx

    jinx Well-Known Member

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    Lake Dawson, who also turned down the GM job, was fired by the Titans last year.
     
  22. Finster

    Finster Finsterious Finologist

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    Odd that Hickey is gone now with one game left, it seems to me that Hickey wanted out now, I think he feels slighted because he wasn't able to do the job he was hired for, Tannenbaum was the GM of this team, him and Ross are the main orchestrators of the squad we saw this year imo.
     
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  23. Piston Honda

    Piston Honda Season Ticket Holder Club Member

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    She works for the Dolphins, duh.
     
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  24. Vertical Limit

    Vertical Limit Senior Member

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    We have one of the worst books in the NFL, thats why people hate Aponte.
     
  25. Fin-O

    Fin-O Initiated Club Member

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    Just hope the effort is there today


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  26. Fin D

    Fin D Sigh Club Member

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    It's patently obvious you've no idea how this works if you think that's somehow her fault.
     
  27. MonstBlitz

    MonstBlitz Nobody's Fart Catcher

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    And the smarmiest poster of 2015 award goes to...
     
  28. texanphinatic

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    The Niners are also a raging dumpster fire, Irsay in Indy is an idiot - people often act like we are the worst of the worst but there are many teams with issues. It could be worse, Ross at least is willing to spend money. Just need a hire to click for once in terms of coaching.
     
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  29. Fin D

    Fin D Sigh Club Member

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    What I said wasn't wrong. She is hamstrung by who the FO wants. Players get the money they get give or take. It's not her fault Tannehill and Suh cost what they cost.

    I guess you don't understand the process either.
     
  30. Dol-Fan Dupree

    Dol-Fan Dupree Tank? Who is Tank? I am Guy Incognito. Club Member

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    For all of the higher priced free agents that Miami have signed, their books are pretty good.

    Miami can cut over $40 million in cap space without too many penalties.

    She doesn't choose who to sign.
     
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  31. Alex44

    Alex44 Boshosaurus Rex

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    Honestly if Aponte wasn't a woman, the majority of us wouldnt care and/or have no idea who ran our books. She does a good job, neither spectacular or poor. Basically on the same level as most of the NFL, better than some, worse than others.
     
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