A source tells Mike Berardino of the South Florida Sun-Sentinel that Dolphins head coach Tony Sparano will do more than just remain employed through the team’s Week 5 bye. He’ll also stick around at least long enough to coach against the Jets in Week 6.
But wait, the Dolphins cancelled Sparano’s Monday press conference, which probably means nothing, but we’ll write about it as though it’s meaningful anyway. Ahhh conflicting firing reports, you’re still so much better than conflicting lockout reports.
Reuben Frank has had the pleasure of covering the not-so dreamy team for CSNPhilly.com, and he tossed out a few interesting stats following Philadelphia’s latest mess yesterday. Frank observed that a team has led in the fourth quarter and lost 20 times so far this season, and eight of those teams had either a current or former Eagles QB under center.
The Big Lead’s NFL fan of the week is quite colorful. When is it socially unacceptable to paint yourself? 12 years old maybe? 14?
The Patriots could be playing without their defensive captain and the 2010 league leader in tackles for up to six weeks after linebacker Jerod Mayoreportedly suffered a sprained MCL. Ian Rapoport noted that Mayo is a quick healer and needed just three weeks to return from a similar injury in 2009.