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Jeff Ireland is not the devil

This post is not going to be popular. This post absolutely will not fit the current popular narrative surrounding the Dolphins the past week. And I don't take this undertaking lightly because I don't enjoy taking a bullet for someone who is not my family or close friend.

But ...

This Jeff Ireland hatred is getting more than a tad ridiculous.

To begin, I cannot say I agree with every single move Ireland makes. I don' agree with his approach with the media. I am aware agents talk behind his back (if they do it with me I'm assuming they do it with others) and complain of an arrogance that is baffling and approach that sometimes borders on bullying.

But I also do not agree he is a total screwup and gets everything wrong -- maybe that's because he doesn't.

I thought the David Garrard signing was a very good one, assuming the projected use for him is what I believe it will be and isn't followed by a crazy chase of Alex Smith or Tim Tebow. I thought the re-signing of Paul Soliai at a bargain price -- $6 million per year when he had a bigger deal on the table with Denver and for a price that is half of what the team paid last year -- was a coup that got whitewashed in the negative theme of the day.

I like the fact the Dolphins held to their guns in coming to a organizational value for Matt Flynn, remembering that coach Joe Philbin knows this guy as well as anyone. People are saying Flynn picked the Seahawks over the Dolphins. I think it's more accurate to say the Dolphins picked something else over Flynn because I don't believe they wanted to outbid Seattle. I like that Miami made a move to explore Alex Smith. I like that Miami won't be paying Smith $8 million a year because that's crazy money considering seven years of watching this guy has offered only one season of promising production.

I understand (I think) why the Dolphins traded Brandon Marshall. I like Marshall and think he's an engaging guy. He really is great if you speak with him. Guy's charming. But he is a trouble magnet. He is immature and the lack of a father figure in his life gives him no foundation on which to sometimes understand right from wrong and being an adult from being a kid. I believe unless that changes, he's going to be in trouble again eventually. So the move to jettison him is logical on several levels.

I also understand and cannot criticize Ireland for letting Kendall Langford go. Quick, what was the last game-changing play he made? What was his signature moment in Dolphins history? Correct, he didn't have one. He was a grunt, a role-player albeit a nice one. Certainly, he's not a guy worth $6 million per year and a $12 million guarantee, which is what he got from St. Louis.

And, because I am not a hypocrite, I also cannot rip the idea of cutting Yeremiah Bell. Bell is one of my favorite players. He's a tough blankety blank. He's a good locker room guy. But he's 34 years old and his play isn't likely to get better. And for years I've urged the Dolphins to be one of those teams that jettisons players before they totally break down and lose it rather than waiting an extra year and suffering the actual fast decline while the player is on the roster.

The Dolphins cut Bell on Monday before he completely fades out. I cannot rip them for that, considering he brings $4.3 million in cap relief. (Also, we don't know if Miami offered Bell a chance to cut his salary and he refused or not.)

So all these moves that Ireland is getting destroyed for ... tell me how they were terrible. Tell me what he should have done.

The Garrard signing, by the way, is being panned because David Garrard is not a franchise quarterback and Ireland has promised a reach for a franchise QB this offseason. "We need to add a quarterback that can get us over the hump," he's told The Miami Herald.

No kidding. That's been the case for a decade, including five offseasons during Ireland's employment in Miami. And Garrard is not that guy.

But Ireland hasn't said he is. Ireland hasn't said that's his signature QB move of the spring. Seems to me Garrard is a move to add a veteran backup presence who might get a shot to win a job in the short-term. Hello? Compeition is good.

Unless I miss my guess, the Dolphins aren't done adding at quarterback. I believe they will draft a kid on which the club's future hopes will rest. At least that is my sense.

Maybe that rookie will be a bust. Maybe he'll be a star. The point is to rip Ireland for a move not yet made in an offseason not yet complete is hating for hating's sake.

On that front, there's plenty headed in Ireland's direction now. I hear there is a fan protest scheduled for today to rip Ireland. On Sunday, Pittsburgh safety Ryan Clark ripped Ireland on twitter and blamed him for Miami's ills and talked of how "the guy running things is not a good" person.

Then yesterday on NFL Network, former Dolphins linebacker Joey Porter blew up Ireland on national television. He blamed the Dolphins inability to close on, say, Peyton Manning and Flynn on Ireland.

"I think Jeff Ireland has a big part to do with it," Porter said. "I don't think when you come in being recruited by him, you totally believe things coming out of his mouth. I think he's a guy that's not trustworthy. He really doesn't hold up to what a GM's supposed to be."

Well, I really don't think Porter holds up to what a man is supposed to be. Porter is a great guy to have on a team when things are good. But as soon as things go bad, he becomes part of the problem. And as soon as he's no longer getting his way or is out of contract, he bites the hand that feeds him. He previously blew up Cam Cameron. He previously blew up Tony Sparano. He previously blew up Mike Tomlin.

The guy has a history for ripping people that either cut him, let him go in free agency, or stood up to him. So while you don't have to dismiss his criticism, at least understand where it originates.

By the way, this idea that Miami can't land anyone is getting on my nerves. No, they didn't get Harbaugh. No, they didn't land Fisher. No, they didn't get Manning. Which one of those was Ireland responsible for?

Manning, of course.

Well, the Dolphins didn't get Manning. And neither did San Francisco, Arizona, or Tennessee. The Jets, Kansas City, and Seattle all have good to outstanding GMs. None of them could even get a meeting with Manning. So Ireland is a bad guy because the Dolphins swung and missed on Peyton Manning?

Look, I do not agree with every move Ireland makes. To me, the Manning chase was a waste of time that I didn't agree with. I would have been in Mario Williams' jock and tried to sign him and I would have outbid Kansas City for Eric Winston. It would have been two blue chip additions to the team and my overall talent would have gone way up.

Instead the Dolphins are shopping at K-Mart with Artis Hicks and Jamaal Westersomebody.

I also would have gone to the wall (yes, even giving up FOUR first round picks) to land Robert Griffin III. I would have gotten my franchise QB one way or another. Ireland didn't.

But does that make the guy a loser? A man to revile?

Someon hacked into Ireland's Wikipedia page Tuesday and edited in some unkind things about him being born in a Denny's parking lot etc... Maybe that sounds funny to you. Maybe you're cheering the imagination of that move. I guess I'm not talking to you.

I am talking to the folks who are thinking for themselves. Break down the moves on their own merit. Tell me what you would have done. Tell me where you would depart from the current course.

Be fair.

Obviously, Ireland hasn't gotten all his moves right in the past. By the way, no one does. And the pressure is on him to land some, you know, actual stars this offseason because the Dolphins don't have any of those.

He might do that. He might not. But I'm not ready to say this guy is the devil for blowing it when we're only one week into free agency and the draft is on the horizon. I don't judge a team's gameday performance in the second quarter.

I wait until the game's over.

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Tannehill fans,
not that y'all care abou my opinion, but I'll give it to ya anyway ;)

I would actually like to hear impressive things about his interviews, work ethic, team leadership, and intangibles. THAT will sway me his direction.

Yes, he has a nice arm.
But, he didn't win at A&M with Texas talent. And an offensive minded coach. He lost to almost every good team, and some mediocre ones. He beat ONE good team (ironically Baylor).
And his TD/Int ratio is poorest among all top QB prospects.
Tim Couch had a high completion percentage too in college. Happens in WCOs. But Couch didn't know how to win; what NFL defenses and pressure could do. Tannehill seems the same.

I may be way wrong. And I have been before. I own my whiffs.
But I'm crossing my fingers for Cousins or Weeden. In the 2nd... taking BPA in the 1st.
If we do take Tannehill, 1st round is a reach IMO. DEFINIELY not trading up for him - that's death.

Still greatly looking forward to the draft!

I wonder how much of Warren Sapp, Joey Porter and Ryan Clark bashing of Ireland is based on race. If Ireland was a black GM and he had asked that dumb question to a white player would these three guy's have cared or would they have thought it was funny.

Jeff Ireland is not the devil and should not be vilified as such. That being said, he is not a good GM--at least so far. No real great selections in the draft. Bush was a good signing. Marshall looked good at the time, and I don't blame Jeff for trading a potential off the field liability. As others have pointed out, no QB, no WRs, still struggling putting together an O-Line. We shall see if the "real" problem was Henne, Sparano, or is it the GM? I will say this, it's extremely troubling to hear that players are avoiding Miami like a hurricane is coming in because Ireland's in charge. So, ultimately it really doesn't matter what I think, what other fans think, what the media thinks--what matters is what do the potential employees/free agents think when they know they have to deal with Ireland. We've heard from two prominent ex-players, one who played for the Fins, one who hasn't. We've heard from a Safety that was potentially coming to Miami and he balked after meeting with them. Fisher balked after hearing that Ireland would still be in charge. Who knows why Manning passed, why Harbaugh passed, why Cowher passed, but there has to be a common denominator. Certainly money was not the issue. So, is everyone afraid of competing with Brady and the Pats, or is it that Ireland is in charge? As a fan, I believe we can still support our team without forfeiting our rights to question decisions. We all want the same thing: bottomline we want the Miami Dolphins to win. I think it's fair to give our opinions as we invest our time, our hearts, and our dollars to follow this team.

Jeff Row,

Garrard isnt a smoke screen. Everyone in the nfl knows we wanna upgrade our qb position. Garrard plain and simple is a 1yr insurance policy at best.

The Garrard signing is to have a vet backup behind Matt Moore in case they cant get Tannehill. Plus if they do get Tannehill he doesnt have to see the playing field in year 1 even if More goes down. It buys them a year to get Tannehill ready.

The only smoke is in your eyes son. LOL

I keep hearing how football is a business.

Isn't the General Manager the person in charge of the business side of things?

If the guy in charge of the business drags the company's good name through the dirt and soils its image...don't you fire him and get someone else?

If the player's agent's talk about him, and the players talk about him, and coaches around the league talk about him, all in a negative light, how is he helping your franchise?

We've been black-balled by the rest of the NFL because of our owner and GM. Can't fire the owner. But, he CAN and SHOULD put the business in the hands of a competent person who can build up the brand...and then get out of the way!

If your "manager" can't manage, or is perceived as inept and shady, then you fire him and get someone who can! Simple!

DB,,,,,,,,,,
GARRED IS OUR INSURANCE POLICY TO STAY IN THE CELLAR.......

Is it possible to be for signing Tebow and not be a total idiot at the same time?

NOT GETTING WINSTON SUMS IT ALL UP...

IRELAND IS DONE...

Dolphins will come in last place in the AFC EAST w their great player relations and signings.

Pats
Jets
Bills
Dolphins 4-12 or 5-11

Go Fish!

tee-hee

Garrard is also insurance in case Moore stinks up the joint in his 2nd season starting. The major goal of Garrard signing is to keep whatever qb they draft this year from seeing the playing field when he's not ready.

@returnmeigs
they aren't coming to miami because of jeff Ireland .. alot of them wanted to come here .. it's just that this team doesn't want to build through free agency . they want to build through the draft , and if they do want to come to miami they better be willing to play for less than what they can get else where .. which none of them wanted to .. which is why they signed with a different team ... man people dont get it .

Miami - Chemtrail Death stadium Dolphin attendance at an all time low

Fans r dying off

tee-hee

Jeff Ireland is the devil!!

Watch your women and children!!

LOL.

ALoco,

Garrard is the insurance policy not to put our rookie qb on the field in year one when he's not ready. Inever said it would guaranteed we dint finish in the afc east cellar! LOL

Marshall was picked up for two 2nd round picks

Marshall got better and scored 4 TDs in the Pro Bowl and was named MVP

Dolphin's management trade Marshall away for two 3rd round picks

Huh?


tee-hee

Trading up to Tannehill at #3 won't happen. I don't think Cleveland is going Tannehill at #3 since Colt has only started one year and as much as I like Tannehill , he isn't RG3 or Luck. There is a Tannehill available every year so there isn't the absolute need to take him as much as there is for us.

Even if Cleveland takes Tannehill at #3, then fine, I would speculate that Irelaland's fall back move would be to take the blue chipper that falls, being Claiborne or Coples or whoever and then trading up from the second round to take Weeden.

Don't think many of us would complain about that draft haul. Well, maybe DD wouldn't like it but I'd hand Weeden the keys for a couple of years to see what he has.

Home thinks that the QB is single handidly responsible for wins and losses, thus is affinity for the anamoly that is Tim Tebow.

It's called a team sport...there are other factors that determine wins and losses. By Home's philosophy, Newton is a complete loser because the Panthers only won 6 games last year....even though he shattered previous and long standing passing records for a rookie.

Yesterday's Gone
believe whatever you want boy... but they are telling Cleveland we dont need a Q/B that bad .. "we aren't going to trade up to get him .. we have matt moore and we have his back up. now do what you want!" thats a smokescreen because they really want Tannenhill .. why dont you get it?

not all the hate is for Ireland, is the frustration the fans have for the path, year after year it seems that the dolphins take. some of us bleed these colors.

YG......

I THOUGHT THE IDEA OF WAITING FOR QB TO START ARE OVER..............

ANDY DALTON
SACHEZ
NEWTON


HOW LONG MORE CAN WE KEPP SIGNING A UESED CAR PLAYERS LIKE MR GARRED ?

Still, Brandon Marshall is worth more than two third rounders and who is to say that Yeremiah Bell is on the downslide, and cut him? Wouldn't he be worth a trade too? At least a slummy fourth round. I disagree with both those bonehead moves, the rest is explainable. Overall, we are a team on the downslide. Tightwad.

WE HAVE THE BEST GARAGE MANAGER IN THE NFL .


Gerardo Marquez

ireland and ross are to blame for sticking their foots in their mouths and creating their own pr nightmare. they should shut up & defer all future conversations to philbin. HOWEVER, 2008,09, and 10 are the fault of the BIG-EGO. does anyone think he woud let anyone else buy the groceries? since he vanished ala the 80's colts,art modells browns,houdini ireland has:
-hired a 21st century offensive minded HC from the packer bloodline
-avoided overspending for "happy feet blaine gabbert",kyle "thanks for beating GB" orten,rg3,flynn(see scott mitchell)and smith
-obtained solid players in pouncy,thomas,bush,clay(all 3 of whom will be beasts in the WC offense),wilson,big paul s,gates(kr/pr)

now finish the job & draft cousins/osweiler/tannehill; 2 wc type wr's, a tackle, and all the jason t type de/olb pass rushers you can find

Armando,

I have NO problem with trading Marshall or cutting Bell BUT if you do that you have to bring in quality guys to help fill the void. The Saints lost Carl Nicks to TB so they signed Ben Grubbs instead. The Chargers lost Vincent Jackson but they went out & signed Meachem. So point number one--where are their replacements & where has Ireland addressed the needs at RT &/or RG??? I'm sorry but it's not very likely that Artis Hicks is the answer. He sounds like a backup at best. Carey is gone (not physical enough to be a starting T or G) & Columbo was a pathetic signing last year.

I like that we re-signed Soliai & didn't break the bank to do so BUT instead of franchsing him last & overpaying him w/ a franchise tag that cost over $12 Million then why didn't he work out a more reasonable contract last year. This is why we suck & it's impossible to tell whether Ireland is trying to win now (traded for Marshall from Denver, signed Dansby, signed Burnett, traded for Bush, re-signed Soliai, etc) or trying to build for a future (didn't sign Flynn, didn't sign Smith, didn't sign a WR, didn't address the right side of the line AGAIN, etc.) that after 5 seasons as GM should never come & would NEVER come to anyone else.

Armando,
Excellent post. However what we have here is a mob wanting nothing more than a public hanging. It's useless to reason with a mob. They are too busy screaming to listen.
Posted by: Albert | March 20, 2012 at 12:57 PM

It just so happens that the mob is the overwhelming majority which means the non-mob (you)are the overwhelming minority.

I bet you wouldn't know if a fat lady sat on your face & wiggled that's how oblivious you are as to the state of the phins franchise.

Bob - do you know whether or not they tried to trade YB? Perhaps that is why it took this long to release him. Perhaps there is no market for a 34 year old SS on the decline.

Value is in the eye of the beholder. Because you are a Dolphin fan, you most likely hold these players in a higher regard and think their market value is beyond what it realy is. Case in point....2 number 3s for Marshall was most likely the MV for Marshall....but your value for him is inflated.

YG, I bet you KC would take Tannehill if he was there, same with Arizona. Like it or not, he's a legit first round pick.

DD,

Not sure if you are still around or not but I don't believe Cleveland will take Tannehill. Think about it for a second. Hillis just left. Who's going to run the ball? Who's their top wide receiver? So they don't have a complete story on McCoy and they are going to draft another QB at 4 who is at LEAST a year away. Tannehill in that offence would die. It would be David Carr part deux....no chance for success. SO I think they give McCoy a chance and get him some help. Richardon is a natural. They probably draft a wide receiver and 22 or maybe they go Weeden, since he's NFL ready. Regardless, I don't see any way that they take Tannehill at 4. It's a recipe for disaster. They'll be staring a top 3 pick in the draft again next year with McCoy and Tannehill on the roster and then what? They may hedge their bets and take Weeden at 22 or they may give it one more year and if McCoy fails go QB early next year. That's how I see it.

IN MO WAY should the Dolphins trade up for Tannehill. Suicide....

Wrong wolfman13

Home always liked Cam Newton

Long b4 he moved all the way up the draft boards or started in the NFL

Dolphins should sign Tim Tebow

Period

Bob,
I thought cutting Bell was the right move...two weeks ago. My niece could have told you cutting him was a must do move. If Ireland is not the Devil why would he cut a team captain and the player with the longest tenure in the team A FULL WEEK after free agency started?

That speaks volumes of the douchiness of Ireland. All these players talk to each other, they are friends, fellow gladiators sort of speak. It is moves like this one that makes our reputation sink lower by the minute. Wait and see until Bell starts exposing more dirty laundry. There was no need to wait that long to make such move. Despicable.

If they have a chance at 8 to grab Tannehill, they have to do it.

Imagine if they pass on him thinking they can get Weeden later, and then Weeden is gone before they pick again!

That would be a MAJOR screw up! They MUST get one of them.

Jets r getting better

Pats r getting better

Bills r getting better


Dolphins are getting much weaker and suck

have a HAARPy day :(

Garrard has Culpepper written all over him...back surgery?...draft geriatric Weeden in the second or 3rd

@Bob
cause maybe the rest of the league wouldnt give any draft picks for Y. Bell!!! you ever though of that? maybe miami will sign Y. bell again if no other team is willing to give more... who knows we will have to wait and see. And you cant take a car off the lot and expect it to be worth the same 2 seasons later.. you gotta take whatever a team is willing to give .. we been trying to trade him (Brandon) to the bears for over a year now and they didnt budge on their offer .. and no other team was will to give more than two 3rds ... why dont you get it ?

Mando,

You must be loving all of this!

Make a controversial statement or two in your blog, then take the afternoon off while all the posters blow it up with more and more hits.

And, you laugh all the way to the bank!

That's why you're a SPOON! You stir it up and stir it up....

WHY WE ALWAYS SIGN USED CAR PLAYERS WHO HAVE SURGERY ?

Maybe I didnt get the memo. Maybe I missed it at the combines. Just a month ago Tannehill was definitely a 2nd rd'er. What happened to improve his draft stock except for desperation from only a couple teams?

The super awesomeness of Tim Tebow....2011

47.3% completions

144 yds passing per game average

1,729 yards passing in 12 starts

12 TDs to 6 Ints & 7 fumbles...that's 12 TDs to 13 turnovers.

72.9 QB rating

Sorry, but if this guy had any other name than Tim Tebow....and if he hadn't been so hyped by the media, everyone would be calling this guy the biggest bust since J Russell.

There is a difference between a Person being mistrustful and between he being ruthless(Y. Bell) and arrogant(Dez Bryant). Ireland is the latter two. BTW, these latter two traits help to ensure survival in Today's Society.

home where is manning what about your predicition,?

By the way, this idea that Miami can't land anyone is getting on my nerves. No, they didn't get Harbaugh. No, they didn't land Fisher. No, they didn't get Manning. Which one of those was Ireland responsible for?

Manning, of course.

Well, the Dolphins didn't get Manning. And neither did San Francisco, Arizona, or Tennessee. The Jets, Kansas City, and Seattle all have good to outstanding GMs. None of them could even get a meeting with Manning. So Ireland is a bad guy because the Dolphins swung and missed on Peyton Manning?

Armando,

Now THAT I agree with. The big mistake that started this was Ross chasing Harbaugh while Sparano was a HC. That's just wrong & sleazy behavior from an owner. If he wanted Sparano out then he should have fired him first. After that I can't blame them for Fisher or Flynn or Smith or Manning....IMO--Manning was never coming here anyway b/c he wants to win NOW so that was just as exercise in futility.

And btw--who have the Browns landed this FA??? Why do they get a pass??? They still have McCoy as their starter, they have no WR's, & now no legitimate RB's either. Plus TB is overspending to get players just like Carolina did last year. See DeAngelo Williams' contract.

Salguero, if Ireland still keeps his job is because people who think like you !
The guy is not the devil. If he were, the Dolphins would be the best team in the league. No, he is just super incompetent. You talk about Marshall, was not hired under Ireland ?
At the moment they hired Marshall, were not so much rumors about Marshall's behavior in Denver, and despite that, they said "he's a good kid".Two years later "he's the devil" ?, now borrowing your own words.

You talk about Manning not landing in 3 or 4 other teams. The point is that Miami just waste the time. If the Dolphins did not had the intention of pursuing Flynn with intensity, why then waste so much time, resources and keep fans waiting as well.
You talk about the staff intended to hire a young QB in the draft. Who they will ? A QB who doesn't worth no more than a 2nd rnd pick ?
In that case, why not keeping Henne. He's younger that Garrard.

Please, don't try to justify this infamous guy. He has made mistake after mistake. You said, "He's done some good moves", well, I would say, some really mediocre moves. The image he has projected is the worst in the NFL, and you cannot deny this.
Ok, it's your point of view, but I don't understand how can you possibly defend this guy. He must have been fired with Sparano.
What about the D.Bryan incident ? What about the job offer to Harbaugh while Sparano was still the HC ? What about the J. Taylor case ? The C. Crowder case ?
I'm not talking about if these people deserved or not to be fired, I'm talking about the manners !
I agree with Porter, pal, Ireland IS NOT trustworthy as GM. I don't care how he is in his personal life. I care about his poor decisions as GM as part of a team that some day was synonym of excellency.
You as a reporter should be more careful with your own personal opinions. You have much more responsibility that a simpler blogger and very often your opinions are rather uneducated and based on rumors, wild guesses and on doubtful sources !

TigerSam,

The reason he cut Bell now and a week ago is OBVIOUS, don't you see? If Manning signs with Miami and Wayne comes here, do you agree with are in 'win now' mode? Perhaps Winston signs here, who knows what else. We're all for the next 2-3 years. In a case like that, why would you cut Bell?

We didn't get Manning, or Wayne or Winston. We're not going for it this year. We're drafting a young QB and likely draft a WR or two. This is the approach they SHOULD have taken from day one. So realizing they weren't getting Bell, which they heard about a couple of days ago, the next natural move is to cut Bell. I don't see how you don't get that. So Bell's cut a couple of days after the fact and it's 'douchiness'. ?Unbelievable! If he'd cut Bell sooner what message would that have sent to Manning? Sometimes I don't think you guys think.

Dolphin will have 3 below average QBs w signing Tanny the game losing QB

Yippie!

attendance at the stadium 18,000 out of 65,000 seats

Go Fish!

Garrard has Culpepper written all over him...back surgery?...draft geriatric Weeden in the second or 3rd
Posted by: Stephen Brown | March 20, 2012 at 01:28 PM

______________________________________________________

Except they're not brining him in to be the QB of the future or franchise guy....he's being brought in to compete for the starting job at best, competent backup at least. It's quite possible that he's not even on the roster come the start of the season depending on what happens in the draft and the rest of FA (including the 2nd round of FA after the draft).

OSCAR,


PLEASE EXPAND ON YOUR POST @ 1;31 PM .LOL

One thing for sure, it will be Chad Henne all over again in this blog should we draft Tannehill at #8. I sure hope he's ready!

Right now this blog is pretty split on taking Tannehill 1st rd. I sure hope he doesnt have to make you pro Tannehill 1st rd people have to defend him in here. Remember what happened last time and Henne was only a 2nd rd pick at qb. LOL

IMO, after Luck and RG3, none of the rest of the QB's in the Draft are worthy of a 1st rd. pick. But they will take them there, oh yes they will.

ALoco, who put that contract together? Ireland or the new drunk GM, Odin?

Can't believe the way guys are going on about Garrard. It's f-ing simple....which part do you not get? We have Moore....we needed another QB. Teams play with at least TWO QBs. They didn't want to pay Flynn $26 mil and Smith $8-10 mil a year, both good moves. So they sign Garrard as a backup or maybe he pushes Moore and becomes starter. Regardless, the plan is to KEEP Tannehill or whoever off the field....is this hard to understand?

Home, as usual, is correct.

Most of the rest of you are wrong.

Florida Gators beat Peyton Manning 3 times including the SEC championship game

So Tennessee rival Manning wants that Gator winning QB off his team

Be funny
If Peyton Manning has an off year and Tebow does well somewhere else (like Miami)

Still got some hope Dolfans

Go Tebow!

YG - It doesn't matter who they take at QB. Dolphin fans are ignorant and have no clue in RE to player development. Regardless of who they take at QB, Dolphin fans will give him a year at best.

Home, as usual, is correct.
Most of the rest of you are wrong.

Posted by: Timmy Couch | March 20, 2012 at 01:36 PM

Home, as usual, is using fake names to talk about himself since no one else will.

SHUT UP HOMER HOMELY HOME! YOU FUGGIN IDIOT!

Im gonna buy my season tickets now .. have done it in 6 years only went to a couple games every year ... GO DOLPHINS!

MARK.........

THE CONTRACT WAS DONE BY OUR GARAGE MANAGER ,,,HE LOVES TO WRITE THESE CONTRACTS FOR USED WASHED OLD PLAYERS B/C HIS CUT IS BIGGER.......

Im gonna buy my season tickets now .. have done it in 6 years only went to a couple games every year ... GO DOLPHINS!

Posted by: Jeff Row | March 20, 2012 at 01:38 PM

YG,

It's NOTHING like Henne all over again with Tannehill. First of all Henne was a second round pick. Secondly, if the Dolphins do things properly Tannehill won't even get a sniff of the field. If things work out well hopefully it will be at least a couple of years before he sniffs the field. That's how the Packers do it and it's how the Pats are doing it with Mallett. Neither guy is ready and you don't rush them, desptite what the fans may want. You insulate these guys until they are ready, as the Niners are doing with Kaepernick.

@ SUCKA
alot of good seat are gonna be available : )

If Ireland is the reason that we are losing out on FA, coaches etc...then he's got to go. Period end of story. The true blame in all of this is Parcells as someone else mentioned. Ireland=parcells biatch=sigh another long year. I hope we pass on tannehill and give moore some weapons.

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