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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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Tim,
You REALLY believe that??? We just went 6-10 & other than adding Richard Marshall to the secondary we haven't upgraded one starting position. No upgrades by adding a pass rushing DE/OLB, no upgrade @ RG, no upgrade @ RT, no upgrade @ QB, nothing at WR, & nothing @ TE.

Posted by: We Have Draft Picks | March 20, 2012 at 03:07 PM

What do you expect them to say? Don't you see what you're dealing with? They're already supporting Ireland so it makes total sense that everything they say makes no sense.

Makes sense?

thank you fire ireland.

but i still think flynn is the next scottmitchellajfeelyjoeyharrington so if we F@cked up the meeting, i'm glad. now go get cousins,osweiler,or tannehill and give GB south 1-2 years to work some magic.

If you post comments on this blog any time between 5:30 PM on Friday evening through 11 PM Friday night or first thing Saturday morning or Saturday night between 6 PM and 12 AM, you are a sad, sad person.

You need to either find a girlfriend or wife, or, if you have one, you need to pay attention to her.

You will not find me here on the weekends. Only when I'm stuck at work with not much to do.

You guys are tools.

Hey Armando,is your mother a prostitute?

The Crusher

You're probably right, but I'm just frustrated with the whole thing. To me, right now, we're in this situation because of Ireland.

I have to admit there are a lot of similiarities between Cameron and Philbin. Too many for my liking.

YG

please please please explain how one can avoid the death of a child at all.i have 2 kids.if i lost one nothing is big enough(not even bill parcells swollen head) for me to hide behind. you either fall to pieces or, like tony dungy, you go on.if philbin is 1/2 the man dungy is the phish will be glad they got him

And the jury is still out on Henne, as I told you. He's only 26 years old and has had 2 seasons. Check out Steve Young's and Eli Manning's stats after their first 2 seasons.

Here is what exists in Miami: trash. Trashy pieces of crap who are "real estate professionals" who:

1. lack even a bachelor's degree
2. yet drive BMWs while having $500,000 debt
3. are UM Canes "fans" but did not attend or earn a degree from that university.


And they are completely football ignorant. Jeff Ireland is one of 32 GMs in the NFL for a reason. You are a tool who slings insults anonymously from the internet.

As I have been telling you, we are now in March. The season starts in late August. Not one of you tools knows whether Philbin will be a good coach. Whether a team is successful is 99% contingent on the coaching.

Even though you are stupid, please try really hard to pay attention: HAVE YOU EVER NOTICED THAT BELLICHECK'S PATRIOTS WIN YEAR AFTER YEAR EVEN THOUGH THEY HAVE 40% ROSTER TURNOVER AND OFTEN USE SUCH THINGS AS 170 POUND WHITE RUNNING BACKS AND 5'6" 180 POUND WHITE WIDE RECEIVERS? It's all about the coaching.

You are trash. You don't deserve the team and luckily you are not the average fan, or we'd lose the team to San Diego. No, the team does not read this blog and there is no reason to. Well, Mando's thoughts are worth reading, but not the thoughts of you ignorant tool fanatics.

Here are the possible ranges of the team's record this year. You have absolutely no way to know what it will be:

2-14 to 14-2.

Yep, the range is that wide, and if you disagree, you know nothing. Did you see last year's San Fran and Detroit, Fins in 2008, etc etc. Every year is a new year with 40% turnover on the roster.

You guys can make all the excuses that you want .. but the truth is there really isn't a bunch of people that want Ireland gone only a handfull and most of them are people that never go to the game anyway .. so all you 25 people that post under different names to make it look like there is such a big % of poeple that want him gone .. WE ARE ON TO YOU!
and buy the way there are 100's of bums that hang out doing nothing .. yall couldn't even get them to back you ...LOL .. GET A LIFE!

No players or coaches wih a choice want to play for Miami. Its mostly Ireland but Ross has to share a lot of the blame also.

Some of you (the idiots) will be happy to know that I am leaving this blog for good. The stupidity here just pisses me off. I will read Mando's posts but I will not read the comments.

BTW, Home is right on nearly everything, and no I am not he.

Finally, the UM Canes suck, both academically and in sports. It sucks to be a good, normal person living in Miami, among the trash.

Some of you (the idiots) will be happy to know that I am leaving this blog for good. The stupidity here just pisses me off. I will read Mando's posts but I will not read the comments.
BTW, Home is right on nearly everything, and no I am not he.
Finally, the UM Canes suck, both academically and in sports. It sucks to be a good, normal person living in Miami, among the trash.
Posted by: Timmy Couch | March 20, 2012 at 03:23 PM

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GOOD RIDDANCE!! DONT LET THE DOOR HIT YA ON THE WAY OUT!!

I still think we are still missing the entire picture when it comes to the Dolphins. Basically they have no foundation to work from. Miami's player base is a scattering of former Wisconsin, Michigan, USC, and other western university players. Where are all the former Canes, Gators, Seminoles?? Miami is an isolated area of the country and the fans need to have players they know and respect to root for. At last glance, the Dolphins had like 3 players with college ties in the State of Florida. The first thing most of the players do on a day off or after a game is leave Miami. You have got to be a part of the community and love South Florida.... not just simply have a contract to play football and show up on Sundays.

fire ireland

yup i'm on that frustration train too. i'm laying awake at 2am thinking about this shite. but i truly believe someone with an EGO as MASSIVE as the big runa NEVER EVER lets anyone make the final decision.since he vanished into the night in 2010 ireland has done a decent job. he needs to shut his pr nightmare mouth and let philbin do the talking then make 2012's draft count. 2 WC offense wr's, cousins/osweiler/tannehill to develop, a versitile tackle/guard type, and all the nasty ass de/olb jason taylor types he can find to make tom brady wet his wifes pants(cause she's wearin his)


fire ireland

yup i'm on that frustration train too. i'm laying awake at 2am thinking about this shite. but i truly believe someone with an EGO as MASSIVE as the big runa NEVER EVER lets anyone make the final decision.since he vanished into the night in 2010 ireland has done a decent job. he needs to shut his pr nightmare mouth and let philbin do the talking then make 2012's draft count. 2 WC offense wr's, cousins/osweiler/tannehill to develop, a versitile tackle/guard type, and all the nasty ass de/olb jason taylor types he can find to make tom brady wet his wifes pants(cause she's wearin his)

Posted by: The Crusher

WAIT! you just responded to your own post!?! 25 DIFFERENT PEOPLE posting under different names ...LOL

I would much rather have a Vernon Carey from the U playing right guard/tackle than have another Dallas Cowboy reject over there. You've got to proctect your own house but when you only have 3 members of the family from that house it is hard to get fired up about someone else coming in and burning the place down.

TC,

The vast majority of the whiners/'protestors'(LOL) are part of great unwashed rabble. And, although an aside, they're mostly fat, undisciplined and hopelessly in debt. They're mad at the World and hate looking in the mirror. So they scream 'Fire Ireland', cut people off in traffic, kick the dog and then buy a smart phone they can't afford. I ignore them as they pass me on they way back to life's coach class. They'll move on when the next credit agency starts calling.

jeff row

i am only the crusher (as in the classic bugs bunny nemesis).i never posted under a different name.i smoked too much of the noble weed in my day to remember much more than my own name and the crusher psuedonym.by the way im a big fan of the beverly hillbillies & jeff row is a clever twist on the name jethro.nice job

The current national past time is to crap on the Dolphins; even the stadium was called a dump by the PTI guys. So bring it on, even a dozen of drunken moron who got nothing to do on a Tuesday afternoon.

Shure lets fire Ireland since was responsible for; Johnson, Wannstedt, Saban and Cameron and he should have cut most of the good players to make cap room for Payton’s 96 million dollars contract.

Let’s joint everyone including the fans of the Jets, Buffalo and Patriots and dump on our Fins.

My wife made a statement to me last night that makes sense. Team management often make these kinds of stupid mistakes and try to loose and get their fans base mad at them so they can simply move to another city. HUH??? Los Angeles Dolphins????

Timmy Couch,

Wait don't go, I have a bachelors from FIU in INT. Economics, work as an insurance agent/day trader and have 3 secretaries, I'm married, and I think Philbin will be a great headcoach and draft well. Oh, and I post about an hour after 5pm on Fridays sometimes.

I'm I a tool?

JR...it's lose.

My mistake.... didn't know we had anybody on here with a degree in spelling. :}

The.............. Crush.........er!!

You're welcome. Keep studying ...you'll get there.

Rockmeister

peter king,joey porter(who the F is he to be talking), and all the other empty heads in the media should be placed on a ship with the big runa's massive EGO, sent to sea, and attacked by the re-comissioned uss missouri until there is nothing left but an oil slick, call obama(he's not doing anything)& tell him to get that bad ass battleship ready to go.

As i've posted here in the past... I wasn't sold on any of the QB's in free agency (including Manning. I would rahter bolster other needs since the last thing I would want to see is an investment in a 2nd tier QB (Flynn, Smith, an injured Manning, etc...) where if that doesn't work out you're set back another 10 years. I would rather see a lower risk financial investment moving up in the draft to get Blackmon from OSU and then with pick #2 grabbing Wheadon keeping the combo together. That way, you get a potential stud QB (albeit older) for maybe 6-7 years for a low price with the potential to be spectacular (a little younger and Wheadon is ranked ahead of RG3 just behing Luck no doubt) and then grab another young guy next year to groom. That's my take.

I believe Philbin will do a good job and let his OC and DC do their jobs. However, when you hand over the same deck of cards as the previous "dealer" had, what do you think the results are going to be when he just simply reshuffles the same old deck of players?

Armando, you Sir are a TRUE PROFESSIONAL! This is absolutely one of the best columns you have ever written...and I believe it came from your gut. I, along with many posters here, are clearly upset with the direction or lack thereof our Dolphins have taken this offseason. However, as you so aptly stated, I'm pretty sure I don't want to be "lumped in" with opinions shared by the likes of Joey Porter and other "experts". Thanks for the Reality Check, and while I am still not a fan of Jeff Ireland or our Owner, I gonna get of the "Hate Wagon" and move on...

mike

solid post.weeden almost has to be ready from day one though to maximize his value.he put up great stats in college.other qb's have started from day one and thrived (elway,manning,marino(almost)) but others have been broke & left crying like little girls(carr, harrington, russel).they got to get 1 of cousins,weeden,osweiler,tannehill and let 2 of the guys who worked with favre and rodgers have at them

jeff ireland is a loser and gonna ruin this franchise.he should left when parcels did.traded our best reciever for two 3rd round picks,less then what we gave for him and he never replaced him.theres no way you gonna be able to draft a reciever and he come in and be half of what marshal was. and i do beleivealot of players dont want to come to miami and play cus of him.we see here in a few years then wont we?

I rip Ireland for the exact reasons you listed above. I never would have given Manning a birthday card much less attempt to sign him for 25 mil a yr. Super Mario was my choice I would never let Buffalo get him. Theres some things missing u didnt mention or are unaware of. Why does Miami with more cap space then other top end NFL teams, not sign top end free agents like those other NFL teams with less cap space? Makes no sense. And I dont believe Ireland is being a spend thrift. I believe Ireland cant get it done. Giving Flynn a few more dollars is what the NFL is all about. and I few more dollars to secure a very good QB is what Ireland said he would do, plus I believe Flynn is worth it. Signing anyone is always a gamble, but the Dolphins dont gamble and they dont win. And this Garrard signing is a mystery.

WTF? Really. Ireland may not be the devil but he is a demon.

wow some of you fans are zombies. wtf Ireland SUCKS

Even if Ireland was the best GM in the history of the NFL, the day he asked Bryant if his "Mother was a prostitute" should have been his last day on the job. If Ross had any balls he would have fired him ON THE SPOT. The fact that Ireland is an arrogant snob should have made it all that much easier.

dragonfly and dolhin fan and JR

marshall is a headcase that cost us 2-3 games last year.he was tackled by thin air in the jest game.he is a ME 1st guy.WC is about team 1st.he is not a WC offense WR.we are rebuilding into a West Coast team.accept it.
i believe ireland officially started his job in 2011 after the big runa took his MASSIVE EGO into the sunset(do you think he would ever let anyone have final say on HIS groceries?)
garrard and moore are 1 year stop gaps.i think they will take cousins/osweiler/tannehil and let HC/OC who worked with favre and rodger have a go at building a stud qb for a year maybe 2.then we rule. but like the dolhin fan posted we will see.

I know what they are doing in Davie today. Making up names of people to write positive responses to this drivel.

Armando,

I have always enjoyed reading your material, although I might not agree with your point of view. This particular post, however, reeks of too much ass-kissin'. Perhaps the devil made you write it.

The best part (I thoroughly enjoyed it!) was your writing near the end:

"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."

Oh, but you are. You just let the cat out of the bag...

"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."

Ok, it is fair to say that I personally could not be a successful NFL GM. The other 31 GM's have far more experience than I could ever imagine.

Out of those 32 GM's, some are good, while some are just, so-so. Some stink it up. There is no way to sugar-coat it. This organization seems lost, and bewilderd.

I do know one thing though. The Dolphins might likely be in better hands today, had just one different decision been made many years ago in that dirty, dank, Denny's parking lot. Had the dumpster been filled with just one more piece of trash, we'd have some other GM today.

Fair enough?

i post under 1 name-The Crusher- it is my opinion that ireland is/was a tool. but he was parcels' tool. do any of you with a forebrain really think the BIG HEADED, MASSIVE EGO'D SELF LOVING big runa would ever let little jeff ireland have final say on HIS GROCERIES??(how did his and jerry jones' EGO's ever fit in the same room) cmon man...since the big buffoona vanished in 2010 ireland has done ok.the best thing he did was hold his breath while that other BIG HEADED DOPE ross chased that dinosaur jeff fisher(whose ass we will kick this year by the way)and then hired a 21st century,pass minded,GB Packer bloodline,Right Stuff Charactor man named philbin. now he and ross need to stop talking(they must be tired of the taste of feet) and let joe be the face of the franchise.

Good article. Agree 1000%. My only thing as a long time fan, i would love to know the direction but understand very well that showing your hand to the public prior to the draft is not a smart thing either.

Agree lets evaluate after the draft. I wish that we would close some of the gaps in Free Agency each year. Windston would have helped to close Tackle and add some flexibility for the draft.

mac1492

i think the direction was north. they got a hc from the GB Packer tree & now i hope they will rebuild into that image & take us into the modern era (no more wannstache-parcels-sparano-fisher style football). our young olinemen jerry,murtha,& garner need to step up.i would have liked winston too, but if they get 1 of cousins,osweiler,or tannehill;1-2 wc offense style wideouts; a versitile guard/tackle;and all the nastyass olb/de jason taylor types they can find i will be a happy phish fan.

Armando, you must make an effort to rid the blog of the presence of YG and all his aliases. Why? The man knows Football, he can write pretty good, he contributes a lot of hits to the blog, but, he is an irresistible assshole. You can do it, do it like Ireland did with Y. Bell. It will elevate us all.

I agree Jeff is Not the Devil only his advocate !

Ireland has always been unconventional in his methods. Last year, after he selected Pouncey, he confused all of us and started picking Players nobody had figured would go, and it turned out pretty good. He must be given 1 more chance(1). BTW, don't waste your time and expect him to be rattled by your criticisms of him, that type of person wipes his asss with whatever you might say about him.

Good article.

Ireland has exposed himself, cause the matter is not to fail in signing A player but in failing in signing ALL your targets... i mean he missed plan a, and b and c... its that possible at this level??...
Although i´m ok with garrard and philbin, my point is why do you have to make a run and miss at manning and flynn and fisher and harbaugh???... No Mando, i dont buy it... This guy has to go, cause he has exposed himself and most important the Franchise!!

Quit supporting and making excuses for a guy that dosn't have a clue what he's doing. So many boneheaded mistakes like cutting Bell after most of the talent in free agency is gone. They should have signed Winstion and Wimbley. Just remember you either pay now or when they reach pro bowl status you pay later. Owe ya and by the way name the pro bowlers this idoit has drafted.

Let's see how he does in the draft. If he drafts Tannehill in the first, or even in the second imo, he will be the devil.

Nick Foles, Nick Foles, Nick Foles!!!!!

I wonder why you have the nasty habit of calling other People idiots?

Mondo make sure u cup the $ac while your down in Ireland....

Mando your post is a nice way of looking at the good of what Ireland has done. But not necessarily the truth. Reverse back to the Dez Bryant incident. Do you really think players would want to play for someone like that? Or trust in what this guy says? If you think he is helping , well then where are the results? Do you think that all of the Coaches and players that could have come here have not benefited the Dolphins? Dolphins are better without Manning?
Did he pay you to post this?

How far this franchise has fallen; being unprofessional, having a bad attitude, being mediocre at your job, being a determent to the team, city, community, and the NFL doesn't disqualify you from working for the Miami Dolphins.

No wonder people like Shula and Marino stay up wind of this franchise as far as they can get.

Armando, the game is over. How many more losing seasons do you need to convince you that Ireland is an idiot, his performance as GM is far from expectations.

Armando -

How can you, in the same essay, tell us that its ok to cut 34 yr. old Yeremiah Bell "before he fades out", but its completely OK to bring in 34 yr. old Garrard???

You make no sense. Your words:

"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."

I could say the SAME EXACT thing about Garrard. Furthermore, at least Bell shows up and hits hard and makes plays. Jettison him before he breaks down...lol...if anything Ireland needs to be jettisoned before he breaks down.

Would not draft any Qb´s in this draft


Just one question why GM get rid of only good players and now have more holds on the team.

He trade BM because he is a problem ok, but why he didn´t sign any one else?

Why it´s the plan we played with a not problem issues and lack of talent so we cant be the last team again on the AFC East

See, all these commentaries here do hold Truth. Still, we'll give him a chance to as he says "let the process play out".

Cote nailed today in his article, "Dolphins lead league in rejections!"

Question...How many quaterbacks has Miami gone through since Marino retired? Has any other team gone through as many? Does the owner put football first...the buisness side second? Is the goal to get and win the Super Bowl? The way the organization runs the decisions that are made...the quarterbacks they have gone through...the coaches they have gone through..where is the stability I feel this organization has been lacking! What is this team building around? So what about the renovations at the traning facility....the Dolphins have been trying to do renovations to the team for awhile now...Are we any closer to making the playoffs? Having a winning season? How many years does Ireland or Ross need to get it right? Why do we have so little money under the cap....how many big names do the Dolphins have....Where is the money....How many more years are they going to be trying to get this right? How serious is Ross really about putting a vey good football team on the field...making the playoffs? Is football number one? Winning? The Fans? The players?

Armando it is ashame that you are trying to snuff out a fire that had been bad and only getting worse, that being Ireland decisions. The bottom line is this guy (Ireland) has been unable to achieve concistency with this organization or even a sign of progression, by your own accounts of previous columns. Your recent blog leaves us guessing that you have sold out to help the battling Dolphins image and try to recoupe any lost season ticket holders or prevent the future blackout of local games. We the fans are tired of bad decisions and leadership.....obviously the word is out to players about Ireland, get rid of him and then we may start to see light at the end of the tunnel!

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