Sparano's job security dangling with Dolphins

Miami Herald columnist Greg Cote believes that Miami Dolphins coach Tony Sparano is facing the biggest game of his coaching this Sunday in Cleveland.

That's because Cote believes it is Sparano's last best chance to secure a victory before the bye and perhaps save his job as the Dolphins head coach. The game against the Browns is the first of a three-game road swing for the winless Dolphins, as it is followed by trips to San Diego and to the New York Jets after a bye week.

Citing a mutual friend he has with team owner Stephen Ross, Cote writes that he is "not a happy owner" over the Dolphins' continued floundering that includes being 1-11 in its last 12 home games.

It remains to be seen if the Dolphins can right things quickly enough to get Sparano off the hot seat after losses to New England and Houston to start the year. But this weekend in Cleveland could be the place to start.

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Terry McCormick covers the Titans for TitanInsider.com

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