- James Walker, ESPN Miami Dolphins reporter
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However, Sparano was fired by the Dolphins and Jets in back-to-back years. Now, he’s taking his talents to the AFC West.
Sparano failed as a head coach and offensive coordinator. But he is a likeable person who is well-respected in NFL circles. Sparano should do well in Oakland as a position coach, which is more in his comfort zone.
For the past five years, Tony Sparano has been a staple in the AFC East. He spent four seasons as the head coach of the Miami Dolphins and one as offensive coordinator of the New York Jets.