If Tony Sparano is indeed let go in Miami (as is being speculated), it would make one of the team's veterans a happy man.
Ricky Williams, talking with Sid Rosenberg on WQAM yesterday, bashed Sparano, questioned his role with the team and said it's probably time for him to move on.
"Tony goes through a lot of effort to show us the things it takes to win football games," the 34-year-old free agent said. “Not turning the ball over, converting third downs, scoring in the Red Zone. He spends a lot of time saying, ‘If you do these things, you win.’ And sometimes I feel personally that he does a little bit too much. My personal opinion is if you have the right attitude that you guys are going to win, then all that other stuff takes care of itself.”
Williams rushed for a productive 4.2 yards per carry, but only had 159 attempts for 673 yards and two touchdowns. He also caught 19 passes for 141 yards and a score.
"This whole season I haven't taken one Advil," he said of his limited role.
Williams, who has been with Miami for the last seven seasons (with breaks in between for a retirement and suspension), said it's "time to move on."
Brandon Marshall (pictured above) isn't going anywhere after inking a four-year, $47.5 million deal before this season. The receiver doesn't have an issue with Sparano — he called the coach "awesome" — he's more worried about Chad Henne being the franchise quarterback.
"[Third-stringer] Tyler [Thigpen] gets it a little more," Marshall said on Michael Irvin's radio show on WQAM. "He had the opportunity to play with Dwayne Bowe in Kansas City and they made some plays out there so I guess he understands throwing the ball to a big receiver a little more than Chad Henne."
After two straight Pro Bowls in Denver, Marshall's numbers fell to 86 catches for 1,014 yards and three touchdowns in 14 games. So it's not surprising to hear the occasionally diva receiver start chirping.
Will the Dolphins listen? Will a new coach? We shall see...