OAKLAND CA - NOVEMBER 28: Head coach Tony Sparano of the Miami Dolphins shouts to his team during their game against the Oakland Raiders at Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum on November 28 2010 in Oakland California. (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)
Dustin Keller has good things to say about Tony Sparano so far.
"He definitely runs a tighter ship than I've seen from anyone before, and he’s not going to let anyone slip up," Keller said last night at the United Way of NYC's Gridiron Gala, where Jets right guard Brandon Moore and Giants right guard Chris Snee were honored for their community service. "I think that’s when problems do arise. It’s going to continue. You can tell it’s not just a one day or an OTA thing, this thing is going to keep on going and going, and I think we need it."
It is a time honored tradition in the NFL for players to praise a new coach as an improvement over a fired coach before the games actually start. Dustin is absolutely right about one thing, though. The Jets did not seem to have a ton of accountability on offense last year. Everybody knows about Santonio Holmes, but plenty of players underperformed with no consequences.
Time will tell whether Sparano is truly the right guy for the offense, but his gruff exterior might be what the offense needs.