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Ireland: 'Didn't feel like needed to' bring new starting QB

The Dolphins were one of approximately 14 teams to attend Terrelle Pryor's Pro Day workout today. That does not mean they will draft the former Ohio State quarterback in the supplemental draft that will take place Monday, but obviously the team is doing its homework on the player.

That homework is probably just as draining as the long hours and eyelid drooping work the club did on practically every other quarterback that was available this year -- both draft picks, free agents and now the supplemental draft.

The man most responsible for that work, the man ultimately deciding what the Dolphins did or didn't do at quarterback this season, is general manager Jeff Ireland. And he obviously ultimately has decided that he is good with Chad Henne.

(So much for the conspiracy theorists or prayerful fans hoping for a late miracle addition at QB. It doesn't look like it is going to happen.)

Ireland has not spoken with the local media since the lockout ended. He did appear on Friday night's telecast of the Dolphins preseason game versus Carolina because the club and the broadcast company airing the game have that appearance written into the broadcast contract.

And in that interview on CBS-4 in South Florida, Ireland made it clear he is putting his faith, hope and trust on Henne to succeed at quarterback this year. That is ultimately why he didn't draft anyone else and the reason he didn't pay the necessary price to acquire Kyle Orton from Denver.

"We really felt Matt [Moore] was a capable backup this year," Ireland said. "He's had a lot of starts in his career. We really felt a lot of confidence in Chad Henne as well. And to go and leverage the franchise to go and do something else different than what we had here with Chad and his continued development, we just didn't feel like we needed to to do that at this time."

Earlier this offseason, the Dolphins spoke of upgrading at QB and, at the very least, bringing in a player to challenge Henne for the starting job. They did not do either. And Ireland is obviously cool with that.

"You got to know the value of what you're trying to get accomplished," he said. "The great thing about what we did is we threw a lot of faith into Chad and the continued development of Chad. We felt like a lot of things last year were fixable. And we have a lot of faith in [offensive coordinator] Brian Daboll as well and that process is going very well."

So Ireland is on record. He believes in Henne. He thinks Henne's problems of a year ago and two years ago will be fixed. That is some mighty strong commitment.

And it is a two-sided coin.

If Henne is good, Ireland's repuation for knowing his player becomes unquestionable because he made the right call. If Henne is not good this year, Ireland's reputation for knowing his player will have been wrong. (It's never good when the general manager makes a bad call on a QB.)

Either way, Henne has Ireland's reputation in his hands.

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Of course I don't play in the NFL,

Hell, I can't throw the ball 5 yards

But I sure know how to talk a great game

Posted by: Los Lobos | August 20, 2011 at 07:56 PM
===============================================
LOL!!! Imitation is the best form of flattery Fake Los Lobos.

I'm a lifeless turd who lays on the ground

Not worth much until someone steps on me

Then I also stink like crap

Because that's what I am

A lifeless, stinking turd who everyone wants to

Scrape off their shoe and just go away

ss

read - if we can beat the pats then.....

u telling me that if a team can beat the pats its insane to think they can make the po's?

if they can make the po's u saying its insane they MIGHT get to the sb?

i'm starving for a reason but i'm not staring into the same vacuum u are

plane's usually arrive at their destination safely but its not insane to realise that not all of them do

i do wholeheartedly accept that i'm a nutter, but what i wrote was NOT insane!!

cheer up

Seminole

You're the liar actually.

Watch the clip. Probably around 10-12 yards of YAC. Most of it was in the air.

Boardwalk, I can watch it 20x and I will still see the same thing

I am never wrong and the video lies

Don't you know that by now???

Yes people, I am who I am

Welcome to the world of Semen Hole Sam

"Watch the clip. Probably around 10-12 yards of YAC. Most of it was in the air."

Posted by: Boardwalk

Move the goalposts much, Pinnochio? You said "pretty much ALL in the air".

SS

All I ever see is someone who never proves any argument he makes.
Provides no clips, stats etc.

Frankly you don't even seem like you're even a fan at all. I don't think it would matter how good a team the dolphins were. You seem like the type of person to always find a problem but will never compromise and admit you're wrong.

lol

I replied to the wrong ss

Boy Jeff a s s is on the line if Henne f u c k s
Up this year!!


All I ever see is someone who never proves any argument he makes.
Provides no clips, stats etc.

Frankly you don't even seem like you're even a fan at all. I don't think it would matter how good a team the dolphins were. You seem like the type of person to always find a problem but will never compromise and admit you're wrong.

Posted by: Boardwalk

Boredtalk,

No stats or clips in your little rant there, hypocrite.

Anyhoo, I'll be the first to admit it if Henne becomes a solid starter.

I'm a retarded dope who failed math

38 yards in air
Minus 10 running

So 28 in air....10 running

That means pretty much in the air

But I'm going to argue because I'm am

A total, turd, douchebag, loser who indeed failed math

Duhhhhhhhhhhhh

What we are seeing is months of pent up frustration for the Henne supporters. Finally a few tiny positives and they are going ape sheet, even if it was only a preseason game against the worst team in football with a rookie QB making his first start.

I liked that Henne didn't hesitate to use his legs, and seems to be getting rid of the ball faster. Otherwise, the only improvement I see is having Reggie Bush to check down to, he's a pretty good weapon. Look at Armandos list of 'not so goods', these are the very same problems Henne has always had, and the very same problems that will keep him from ever being a top 15 QB.

"That means pretty much in the air"

Which is still different from "pretty much ALL in the air". LMAO!!

SS

That I would like to see.

I'm reserving any judgment till we get to games that actually matter.

The Circle Jerk Club is now officially here

First Semen Hole Sam

Now nome

Only a matter of time before the other

Gold members show up to complete the circle

Boardwalk,

Believe it or not, I'd like to see myself having to eat my words about Henne not cutting it...but I'm pretty sure I won't have to. :-(

CJC @ 8:20

Instead of making a counter argument, all you can do is hide with a fake name and talk about masturbation.

You're parents should be proud.

CJC,

Why the hate?

See what I mean??? Almost 3G more in the air

Yet I still argue, I am the stoooopidist blogger

To ever come here,

Hopefully I wont have kids to continue the family

Line of arrogant, retarded pinheads like me

Might as well make a counter arguement to rocks

Rocks make you two look dumb

Two arrogant know it all's

You two should consider marriage

To each other

Ray,

You're right. I thought it was more than a coincidence that Ireland admitted it after Henne had what many of his supporters feel was a pretty good game. If Ireland's right, his stock as a GM goes up. If he's dead wrong, he's goes back to being a glorified scout.

I'm glad to see a positive sign from the teams last performance. However it doesn't hurt to put things in perspective. We beat the worst team in football in preseason and now some are talking SB. Thats what you call a bit of a stretch folks.


Now, the silly bloggers can come back with their juvenile slurs and fake names...

CircleJerkClub is none other the person that robbed and stalked former NYScotts profile.

NYScott now goes by LouD because this person who only thinks about masturbation robbed his identity.

It's safe to assume CJC is one of the few on the blog tonight commenting against Seminole and myself.

There sure are some seriously bored people in life.

nome,

You make a good point about Henne using his legs more this year when nothing's there or he feels the pocket collapsing around him. THAT is a positive.

Seminole

Be careful about saying anything objectively positive, you will confuse and frighten the sheep that can't take any opinion or point of view that goes against their illusions.

nome@08:36,

Duly noted...LOL!

S.SAM... NO THING IS BETTER THAN SPAGHETTI ........

Seminole

Just catching up on the previous blog entries. You know...when the people you are debating start making fun of your name and turning it into insults, you know you are debating trivial childish people that don't warrant any response. Better off talking to a wall.

Circle Jerk Club is no longer in blue because he has been BUSTED as the guy who is impersonating NYScott.

I forwarded that info to Armando. Expect your ip to be blocked shortly. One less child to deal with here.

1st question for Seninole Sam.

You have 38 apples, Johnny takes 28, who pretty much has the majority of apples?

Seminole Sam: Well uh, well ME!!

Wrong answer Sam, you are not smarter then a rock

Sam: but I'm always right!!!

WHO KNOWS THE ANSWER TO THIS;;;;;


0 + 3 = 5(65_43 )) = ?

"You have 38 apples, Johnny takes 28, who pretty much has the majority of apples?"

Johnny has "pretty much the majortity" of the apples, BUT Johnny doesn't have "pretty much ALL the apples", you logic-challenged, donut brain dullard.

Next question is for nome:

If you forward info to Armando, and he could care less, does that make you dumb?

nome: uh, well NO

Sorry nome, the correct answer is YES, and it also makes you a weasly little snitch, which everyone hates. The schoolyard tattle tale

So nome, you are not smarter then a rock, but congratulations, you are a little beatch

what is this? a football blog or something else? why are people here on a saturday night doing this?

just passing by, and passing on now.

Sammy, this is why all the kids hated you in school, you just don't know when to stop. You are not smarter then everyone little Sammy, so stop being mean and play with your little tattle tale friend nomey like a good son

corny...........(( LIVE AND LET LIVE ))...NH MATTO .

it also makes you a weasly little snitch, which everyone hates. The schoolyard tattle tale


Posted by: Are you smarter then a rock? | August 20, 2011 at 08:54 PM

Perfect example of the mentality of some bloggers. This guy has changed from his regular name to Circle Jerk, stole NYScotts name, and now this, and thinks that its ok. He is nothing but sewer scum and offers nothing to this blog or the planet Earth.

By the way, on the 38-yarder to Fasano, 13 yards of it was YAC. That's hardly "all" in the air.

This blog is a trip...not for me though..byebye

CORNY........ LET PEOPLE BE ,,,,,,,,,,,TO BE OR NOT TO BE ......

YOU, don't understand.

nome is sticking up for Semen Hole.

Yet semen hole initially admitted he didn't even SEE the play he was arguing about.

Yeah, those other guys are being childish.

Anyway, on the 38 yard-er, Fasano was covered like blanket as usual. The pocket broke down immediately.

Henne didn't panic, kept his eyes down field and showed a little es-capability(FINALLY).

Fasano broke off his route and turned up field. Henne hit him with a pretty decent pass considering he was running for his life.

While MOST of it was in the air, the thing i found AMAZING was that Fasano actually CAUGHT THE BALL!

Fasano surprisingly didn't F-Up, but Henne honestly deserved MOST of the credit on THAT PARTICULAR play.

PS: Sorry for the vocabulary Semen Hole. I know how easy it is for the semantically challenged to comprehend words like Mostly, Pretty Much and Almost :)

PS: Nuff Said!

Bottom's Up!

Bye corny

WHY I GOT THE FEELING OSCAR HAD RICE AND CHICKEN FOR DINNER AND HAD CUBAN COFFE TODAY .

"Yet semen hole initially admitted he didn't even SEE the play he was arguing about."

No true, liar. I admitted nothing of the sort.


nome is sticking up for Semen Hole.


Posted by: odinseye | August 20, 2011 at 09:05 PM


Bloggers that make fun of others names and twist them into pornographic trash are not the kind of people who merit a response. Nothing they can say no longer has credibility if they are that immature.

Stick to whatever it is I supported and not generalizing.

O-dunce-eye,

Isn't your bottom always up? I mean...according to your previous posts? :genuinely confused:

I admit no such thing

I'm always right sir

Everyone else is wrong, video tape, players, every single person

That's why I am a Semen hole

ANY PERSON WHO BLOGS HERE HAS NO GIRL FRIEND OR A BOY FRIEND .....

SO MUST BE THE LOOK, YOU GUYS HAVE .

odinseye, come home now. dinner is ready.

No true, liar. I admitted nothing of the sort.

Posted by: Seminole Sam | August 20, 2011 at 09:07 PM

Bloggers that make fun of others names and twist them into pornographic trash are not the kind of people who merit a response. Nothing they can say no longer has credibility if they are that immature.

Stick to whatever it is I supported and not generalizing.

Posted by: nome | August 20, 2011 at 09:09 PM


Translation: DAMN! Busted again! We got NOTHING.


Sheesh...Are you guys generating enough fake Seminole Sam posts?

Some People say, live and let live. Yeah, but not at my expense, "broder".

No, we're not.

"People who make fun of others name is not credible"

nome is currently the most humorless, tattle tale little beatch to ever blog here

Let us pray

Bloggers that make fun of others names and twist them into pornographic trash are not the kind of people who merit a response. Nothing they can say no longer has credibility if they are that immature.

Stick to whatever it is I supported and not generalizing.

Posted by: nome | August 20, 2011 at 09:09 PM


Then nome/semen hole turns right around and posts:

O-dunce-eye,

Isn't your bottom always up? I mean...according to your previous posts? :genuinely confused:

Posted by: Seminole Sam | August 20, 2011 at 09:10 PM

PS: How do you remember to change your sign in name every time. As fast as you are at it, I can tell you've had lots of practice!

Go figure, the only thing you excel at is being Dumb and Dumber.

BTW: I noticed neither of your aliases replied to my VERY FACTUAL post.

You're WELCOME ;)

Bye Bye fake NYScott. You stole, you robbed, and now you will pay. I hope you teach your children to not rob and impersonate others like you...

You guys just don't understand.

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