What ever happened to a new offensive coordinator?
Sparano has been trying to hire his coaches and has pretty much completed his staff, with the offensive coordinator's job as the notable exception. And it hasn't been for lack of trying.
He tried to hire New Orleans coach Pete Carmichael but was thwarted in that effort when the Saints convinced Carmichael to stay. So that effort failed.
There have also been suggestions Sparano is waiting until after the Super Bowl to hire Giants quarterback coach Chris Palmer, who was something of a mentor for Sparano years ago. But ESPN.com NFL reporter Len Pasquarelli, a friend who has outstanding sources on all things NFL, tells me Palmer will not be headed to Miami.
I've not been able to figure out why Palmer would not be the guy -- considering he's done well in similar positions in the past and has a good history with Sparano -- but he is apparently out of contention for the job.
So where does that leave us? Well, I could give you a list of possible candidates that are available, but frankly, it would all be speculation so I'm not going to do it.
Instead we'll just have to wait for Sparano to come up with another solution.