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Ireland honored for work with autism charity

You guys know I've had sort of a love-hate relationship with Dolphins general manager Jeff Ireland lately.

I really don't like that he is the only one atop the organization that has never really answered for the struggles of 2011 because of a failed and convenient One Voice policy. I made my feelings clear with this column that took Ireland to task for not joining coach Tony Sparano, the players, and even owner Stephen Ross in addressing the troubles of the season.

But as with most things, all is not black and white with Ireland. He has gotten things right in several respects with this team. And he is worthy of praise for the work he's done with local charities, particularly autism charities for local kids.

It is that work in the South Florida autism community that has earned Ireland and his wife Rachel a well deserved tribute Friday during an Autumn Moonlight event, benefitting the University of Miami and Nova Southeastern University's Center for Autism and Related Disabilities.

Ireland, who has a child that has fought autism, will be the honored along with his wife and state senator Nan Rich at Autumn Moonlight's cocktail event at Specialty Automotive Treatments in South Florida. Proceeds from the fundraising event will go to the programs, services and research initiatives for the Center for Autism and Related Disabilities.

Call 954-262-7732 if you wish more information.

[BLOG NOTE: TE Anthony Fasano, who missed practice with an ankle injury Wednesday, returned to the practice field during the open portion of practice today. So he is working, at least on a limited basis. I'll update you on full details to that when I know more. Also, the coordinators will talk soon and I'll be back with another post when that is done. So check back.]

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Good Job Ireland!

but still.....


firejeffireland.com

I'm not impressed.

Congratulations on all the good work with local charities and, yes, Jeff has gotten things right in several respects with this team!

He'll be sorely missed.

You guys would be suprised how much better this team would be with a QB they can believe in. Look how Denvers team is backing Tebow. The effort is amazing. To get a true evaluation of this team. Miami needs to trade up for Luck. I think the right rookie QB can lead this team to the playoffs. Not to mention every year after that. It doesn't matter what players you get. Miami can't truly evaluate this team without a leader.


Most of us have said he's having a good year. But, 3-4 DE's dont win football games or impact the game like a FS, CB, WR, QB would.

Posted by: Joe Schmoe | November 17, 2011 at 12:37 PM

Yeah, yeah, yeah........Blah, blah, blah..........tell that to Bruce Smith!

Dooh!!!!

phinsfan78, you posted that already in the last blog. Dont ever mention Tebow and a QB you believe in in the same post.

Armando - I would be really interested to hear what players and organization members are heavily involved in the community. Maybe it can be a summer blog series when nothing better is happening.

I didn't say I believe. I said the Broncos believe.

you ok?

I wish he would put family as the reason HE NEEDS to resign after this season, then you dont need to fire him...

Just Sayin!!!

it's the truth

phinfan78, LOL. There own coach and GM dont believe in Tebow, so how are the players suppose too?

Tebow has his team believing.

TRADE UP FOR LUCK MIAMI!!!!!!!!

Odin, come on. Bruce smith played de in a 43 which is equivalent to an olb in a 34. Completely different.

UNSHUN

#1 Bruce Smith wasn't a 3-4 DE.
#2 He was also drafted, what, 25 years ago?

Got ANY 3-4 DE's? How about any in the last 20 years? Just when we thought you couldn't look any dumber, you post this.

You only strengthed my point & the point other bloggers made in the last thread! Do you even get it? You continue to ride my tip & continue to look like a fool in the process.

Add to that it's creepy how you follow my posts to nitpick them. ESPECIALLY when others made the same point. You target mine? LMAO

STALKER! PISS OFF! SHUNNED AGAIN!

Gotta love attn hungry, Jaded bloggers who have to carry over posts from other threads, trying to make a non existent point & look dumb in the process.

Ah Joe, nice try, if you're a self absorbed egotistical dumba ss-Heh, heh!

Bruce Smith WAS a 3-4 DE and no matter how many times you say he wasn't, it won't make it so ;)

Shut yo Pie Hole Schmoe and do your homework!

Ireland has autisism? Armando, we already knew this!

JOE is attn hungry, Jaded blogger who has to carry over posts from other threads, trying to make a non existent point & look dumb in the process.

GO AWAY IDIOT!!!!


Dan Marino and his wife Claire took on the iniciative of putting a whole wing for autistic children at the Mt. Sianai Hospital in Miami Beach. I was actually there one day while I walked accross the hospital looking for the maternity ward and can tell you all it`s impressive, Dan must have donated himself and gotten Millions through charities for it and you never here about it because Marino doesn`t care for the publicity.

As a matter of fact if you`re from Miami you might know that Marino is the singal largest sponser along with Y-100`s footey for the Here is help North rehab center`s for addicted teens. I sometimes wonder about people looking to get publcity out of such things and while I may feel for Ireland`s plight I`m not impressed the singal biggest class act S.Fla has through Sports and charities is the very classy Dan Marino!

Duh, ah Yukka, yukka!

If that thar ain't the pot calling the kettle black, DiiiiiiiiiiiiiiR!

Watch me as I waste all this space posting like I know what I'm talking about, duh!

Bruce Smith wasn't no 3-4 DE uh duh!

EVERYBODY else is crazy, ME? I'm just dumb!

(My Imitation Of Josie ;)

Dan Marino...Hell of a QB...And most importantly, hell of a man...God I miss him...We were spoiled and we didn't know it...

I believe Tebow sucks!

Joe,

You need the three step recovery program.

1. Admit you were(as usually are)wrong.

2. Admit Bruce Smith WAS a 3-4 DE(what Phin Fan worth his salt doesn't KNOW THIS-LOL?)

3. Apologize to me(and everyone else)for your misplaced arrogance and rudeness.

PS: Remeber Joe, admitting you have a Big Problem is thwe first step to recovery ;)

Good Luck.

(Bruce Smith wasn't a 3-4 DE -ROTFLMAO- SHEESH!)

Ireland will also be even more honored had he taken Mallett in the 2011 Draft, who knows instead of Moore getting to play instead Mallett would be the one.

Getting a Big Time Snow Storm right now!

YEAH! I'm breaking open a bottle of Bourban and getting the Dune Buggy out for some FUN!

Wang Chung,

Mullett, really? Getting nostalgic for sucking for luck!

There have been some 3/4 ends in resent memory which have translated, J.Peppers jumps to mind and quick, as a player who absolutlely changed games and while he played 4/3 in Carolina he made the switch last year in Chicago and turned there sagging D around.

R.Seymour was another because without him up front destroying the Rams block scheme in the 2001 S.B. I don`t think the Pats win in all honesty, don`t forget it was a relentless pass rush that day freeing up blitzers which holds the greatest show on turf to 14 points.

Although the points made are true regarding how much one can actually do today without an O, there is no denying that either just ask our own JT who was a man crusher that had to be accounted for in his day but was always saddled with bad O play but in there day if you had an LT or a B.Smith they could dictate games.

Bruce Smith, as (ALMOST)everyone knows played against us twice a year(3 times some years) for our biggest AFC East Rivals.

He holds the record for QB sacks and made the Hall Of Fame INSTANTLY(as ALMOST everyone knows).

He also played DE in a 3-4 defense in all his years with Buffalo(as ALMOST everyone knows).

Yet Joe Blow tries to totally berate me on these facts, apparently because of his over-inflated EGO.

Hmmmmmmmmmmmmmm...................Nice Joe, way to go.

Not even an apology? Yeah, ah.......I didn't really expect he would. I mean, why admit your WRONG when you can go off on a rant and call people all kinds of names?

odin,

Like alot of teams in the era they played a variation of a hybrid 3/4 - 4/3 thanks in large part to very underated MLB`s D.Talley and Bentley who use to wear the Alice Cooper face paint. They were also lucky to have Leon Seals who could play the Nose in a 3/4 but your right they did play it.

EVERYBODY SHUT THE F UP FOR A SEC I CANT HEAR!!!

THANKS GUYS.

fin4life,

we play 3-4, and 4-3 on obvious passing downs!

Well this blog entry made it awkward for people to hate on Ireland today....

Marino was the most successful left-handed QB, even at only 5'8' tall.

uNLEASH sTEVE sLATON!!!

sylvester,

Your right but people have been playing it for many years one of it`s innovators was actually Bill Arnsbarger with us. He played the killer B`s in it with Bob Bomhower keying the Nose in the 3/4

Marino was the most successful left-handed QB, even at only 5'8' tall.

Publicado por: Schmoe Joe | November 17, 2011 at 03:44 PM

And being a black man in the 60`s playing Pro Football must have made it tuff as well.

THE BEST FISH;;;;;

SEA BASS

SOLE

CALAMARI

best poster so far today;;;;;;;;;;;;;;


ohio dolfan

Since the Colts will be taking Luck, I really think we need to explore a trade for Peyton Manning if he's healthy. Offer anything except a 1st rounder.

Is that sarcasm I hear in your voice ALoco?

oldest blogger so far today;;;;;;;;;;


GEORGE CLINTON


ODINSEYE


NO ,IT'S MY VIEW OF TODAY'S POSTING...ALSO ODIN WRITES WELL WHEN HE STAYS CLEAR OF MONEY AND WOMEN .....


FIN4LIFE,,,,,,,,,,,,,,, HE WRITES LONG POSTS DIFFICULT TO UNDERSTAND ...................

Oh ok I see.......glad to win the award then

I remember De'Quon Marino and LaShawnna Csonka. Bootsy Shula, too.

George Clinton | November 17, 2011 at 03:57 PM

I remember when Leron Duhe lead the league in rushing or how bout them crazy red necks Jethro Webb and an Billie Bob Simms blocking for Zach Taylor at Q.B.

THE ONLY THINGS DYING BREED And the cuban eat at the studio where they live are ;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;


PORK
PIZZA TO GO
CHINESE TO GO
PAPPA GINO'S
DOMINO'S ....................

now i'm hungry

and taco bill ,when theY HAVE A COUPON .

Aloco,

You get my posts just fine you go from some oddball posts to all of a sudden giving people stock tips, so in knowing you on here plenty know I get that your really a frustrated comic.

FISH AND CHIPS VERY GOOD WHEN IT'S DONE RIGHT .

FIN4LIFE.... WHY WHEN I VOICE NMY VIEWS ON SOME ONE'S WRITING ,I BECOME FRUSTRATED ?


FOR THE RECORD/////


FIN4LIFE IS THE BEST BLOGGER WHEN WRITING ABOUT THE FINS AND MARING''''''''''''''' IT'S FACT ////

AND MARINO

Dying Breed is at the soup kitchen since the incident at the police property room. The Cuban is at the trailer park in Jersey were he now also works security and is all ready talking about moving to an efficiency

FIN4LIFE///////////////// I LOVE YOUR LAST POST ,VERY SHORT AND EASY TO UNDERSTAND LIKE ARMANDO'S (( 2 WINS,GOOD-7 LOSSES,NO GOOD ))............

Aloco,

If this were a Kingdom you`d be the Court Jester my friend.

Ohio,

I`m hungry as well maybe you me and Aloco could all go to Denny`s for the $3.99 Grand Slam Breakfast, hmmmmmm!!!!!!

Aloco,

Have you eaten yet?? At Denny`s you can get the rich people plate. I believe the fish and chips is $5.99

FIN,

I NEVER BEEN TO DANNY'S IN MY LIFE AND I AM PROUD OF IT .

THE QUIXK WAY TO HAVE GOOD DINNER AND CHEAP ;


1=BUY 1 Ib OF CALAMARI
2-COOK XOME RICE BILAF @HOME
3-DIP THE CALAMARI IN MILK THEN IN FLOUR AND FRY.
3-TOMATO CUCAMBER SALD .

I'm sure Ireland is a nice guy, BUT
Koa Misi-sucks
Marc Colombo-sucks
Philip Merling-sucks
Sean Smith-sucks
Chad Henne-sucks
John Jerry-sucks
Jerrid Odrick-sucks (as a 1st round pick)
Paul Solia- (for 12 mil?!?)Sucks

And that's just the whiffs and misses still on the roster. This guy is arguably worst than Rick Spielman. Fire him ASAP

I'm sorry for his child's situation, but I'm not glorifying a millionaire's extra-curricular effort . He is doing good work, just don't confuse heroism with loyalties.

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