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08:06 AM ET 12.14 | According to a report, Miami can talk to anyone it wants, but it won't be able to make a hire until the 2011 season concludes. Though firing Tony Sparano has given the Dolphins an early jump on gauging who might be interested in their coaching job, the team will not be permitted to hire a permanent coach until after the season, the league said Tuesday. ... "Once the season is concluded, the head coaching position must be considered open and the club must fill the position in accordance with the interviewing guidelines," [Greg Aiello] said. Those guidelines require that teams interview at least one minority candidate to satisfy the league's Rooney Rule.

The Miami Herald

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December 14, 2011  08:13 AM ET

So... if the Fins can't hire a coach until after the season is over... can the Chiefs?

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December 14, 2011  08:17 AM ET

Operators are standing by.

December 14, 2011  08:18 AM ET

Coach or no Coach I don't think it really matters at this stage of the game,they stink

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December 14, 2011  08:35 AM ET
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I don't think it matters....a very poorly run franchise. Florida should lose all their pro teams and become their own country.

I think you have Florida confused with Texas. They're the state that talks about secession.

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December 14, 2011  08:45 AM ET

Why dont they just give the job to Tucker then. That should satisfy the rule and he is a good coach anyways.

December 14, 2011  08:52 AM ET
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I think you have Florida confused with Texas. They're the state that talks about secession.

Not the state... just the idiot governor.

December 14, 2011  09:10 AM ET

"the interviewing guidelines"......The big NFL Public Relations joke that nobody believes is followed.

December 14, 2011  09:12 AM ET
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Coach or no Coach I don't think it really matters at this stage of the game,they stink

Not so sure about that. A few offensive players and they become pretty good. A lot closer to a winning football team than about 16 other teams in the NFL.

December 14, 2011  09:17 AM ET
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Not the state... just the idiot governor.

The Peoples' Republic of Massachusetts has one of those, too.

December 14, 2011  09:20 AM ET
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Not so sure about that. A few offensive players and they become pretty good. A lot closer to a winning football team than about 16 other teams in the NFL.

This sounds like the way Occupy Wall Street would talk about disparity in the NFL. People think we have Occupy Gillette Stadium up here, but it's really just that it's impossible to get out of the parking lot after a game.

December 14, 2011  09:43 AM ET

"Those guidelines require that teams interview at least one minority candidate to satisfy the league's Rooney Rule"

So according to the US census the Fins need to interview at least 1 asian candidate.

December 14, 2011  09:48 AM ET
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I don't think it matters....a very poorly run franchise. Florida should lose all their pro teams and become their own country.

O.K. you have my permission, the only stipulation is that you cannot call it Florida, so what would you call your newly seceded country?

December 14, 2011  09:50 AM ET
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This sounds like the way Occupy Wall Street would talk about disparity in the NFL. People think we have Occupy Gillette Stadium up here, but it's really just that it's impossible to get out of the parking lot after a game.

LMAO- thats great. Now we know how tailgating originated.

December 14, 2011  09:51 AM ET
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Not the state... just the idiot governor.

While the rest of the country is in a recession, Texas is in a financial boom. If the governor of Texas is an idiot, we need more idiots running for office.

 
December 14, 2011  09:58 AM ET
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"Those guidelines require that teams interview at least one minority candidate to satisfy the league's Rooney Rule"So according to the US census the Fins need to interview at least 1 asian candidate.

A minority of what?, World Population, US Population, State of Florida Population, City of Miami Population, or the NFL Population?

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