Chants for Orton make Dolphins coach Sparano 'sick'
It was former Chicago Bears quarterback Cade McNown who once said if fans are going to come to games at Soldier Field and boo, they should stay home and serenade their television sets.
Maybe Miami Dolphins coach Tony Sparano would prefer that fans not approving of his team’s quarterback situation stay home from training camp practices. Or at least keep their thoughts to themselves.
Sparano heard the chants during a practice Monday night at Sun Life Stadium – a fan appreciation event – when some in attendance clamored for Denver Broncos quarterback Kyle Orton with a “We want Orton!” chant. Those chants came after the crowd booed quarterback Chad Henne.
“Beside the fact that it really makes me sick?” Sparano said, according to the South Florida Sun-Sentinel, when asked about it earlier today. “That would be it.
“I think that when people come to the stadium like that in one of those kinds of events, OK, to support the Miami Dolphins, that what we should be thinking about. That’s what I think.”
Could it have an impact on Henne?
“I’m not worried about any of that,” Sparano said. “I’m not worried about how it affects anybody. We’re all big boys here, OK. I’m just talking about taking my team to the stadium, OK, in one of those situations and the reason why we did it, OK, and then to see that happen – it’s just disappointing to me.”
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