Comments on: Weekly Miami Dolphins prediction News and commentary on the world of sports. Wed, 07 Sep 2011 16:33:12 +0000 hourly 1 By: James Joyner James Joyner Mon, 11 Dec 2006 18:46:12 +0000 I’d say Parcells and Gibbs got that exemption, too.

This is Parcells’ fourth year with the Cowboys; he likely has them playoff bound finally.

Gibbs is in his third year of his second stint with the Redskins. So far, they’re awful.

By: The Former Blogger Formerly Known as Josh Cohen The Former Blogger Formerly Known as Josh Cohen Mon, 11 Dec 2006 14:47:51 +0000 Unfortunately, in today’s NFL, the longest term you’re allowed to think in is two years. If, after two years, you haven’t completely turned your team around and made them playoff contenders, you’ll get fired. (Except for Mike Nolan, who apparently has Something Special that keeps the 49ers from even THINKING about firing him.)

Winning out last season helped, but the Culpepper fiasco didn’t, nor did the fact that Drew Brees is having an Offensive-Player-Of-The-Year-Except-That-LT-Is-Even-Better season.

Next year is Saban’s last chance. He has to retain his veterans, get some serious help for Joey Harrington, upgrade the O-Line even more, and use the off-season to shore up the secondary. If he doesn’t do even one of those things, I guarantee he won’t get a fourth season with the Dolphins.