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One on one with Jeff Ireland

Following the last round of the draft on Sunday, Dolphins general manager Jeff Ireland agreed to speak with me privately after his open media availability.

This is how it went:

Mando: Your shining moment in this draft?

"Well, obviously I went after the player [Dion Jordan] I really wanted. That was the highlight, to go up and get the player we really wanted and really coveted and be able to get him at the price we got him was even a bonus."

Mando: Why him?

Jeff Ireland: "He jumps out at me. I don't like to compare players but we do a lot of that in our business. I've seen players like him that have great success. He reminds me of several players that have played that position. They're hard to find. The special ones are hard to find.

"And I think the guy can be special. I think that's why.

"And to follow up with your question, the draft is not only just trying to fill needs. I really don't go into the draft trying to fill this need, then this need and this need. I go into the draft building the board as equal as I can. I put the players up there that are the best football players and then marry needs into the best football players. I understand everybody thinks we have a tackle need. And I would say that's something we need to address whether it's a must or a need. But that player jumped out at me and I felt like I had to go get that player."

Mando: What are you going to do at tackle?

Jeff Ireland: "We'll see. The tackle position is an important position. It's an important position. But I feel like we have some flexibility. There are some options out there. I have some things up my sleeve that might work out. We're going to have to fill the need probably with a veteran guy on the street at some point."

Mando: At left tackle?

Jeff Ireland: "We'll see."

Mando: Why not do the trade with Kansas City for Branden Albert instead of drafting cornerback Jamar Taylor in the second round?

Jeff Ireland: "Because I didn't think it was the right thing for us."

Mando: Why?

Jeff Ireland: "Well, I'm not going into that because I'm not so sure it doesn't work it."

Mando: You mean down the road?

Jeff Ireland: "Yeah. Again, I never say never. I don't want to get into the details of that trade right now when it could or couldn't happen done down the road."

Mando: The moment during this draft you said, 'Dang it, I wish I hadn't done that?' Was it when you traded out of the 82nd pick and then had to trade back in?

Jeff Ireland: "You know, that was not a moment that I said, 'Ahh, crap.' I traded out and got the extra fours. And then there was a run. You have a certain number of players on the board and when you trade out you figure someone is going to be there. You have three or four and you think someone's going to be there. And then all of a sudden, five or six picks, boom, boom, boom, boom, guys went off. And it wasn't only in that round but there were rounds where players on our board were getting picked off like crazy. I felt like I needed to go back in there and get a player we really wanted versus settling on a player."

 

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Posted by: Doris Day | April 29, 2013 at 08:54 PM

Que sera-sera, you stuck up rich b'itch! LOL...

aloco it was when armando walked into airport bathroom and ireland was pissing
Posted by: dusty bottoms | April 29, 2013 at 08:54 PM

One thing........................................

Who said how cold the water was and who said how deep?

YG...


WHAT ABOUT THAT POSTER WHO WROTE THAT ,YOU TURN ON POSTERS AFTER YOU SPEAK NICE WITH THEM ,,,,,ANY TRUTH IN THAT ?

ALoco,

What about that tblspn of crunchy peanut butter? I don't talk until I first eat.

ARMANDO SHOULD KNOW ,THAT WE LIVE IN THE FAKE AGE ,WHERE THE FAKE IS AROUND US EVERY DAY ..

PEOPLE ARE FAKE.

EVEN CRAPPY CLOTH FROM CHINA ARE FAKE ....

THEN HE SAYS , (( ONE ON ONE )).......

YG....

I THINK BENUT BUTTER IS THE BEST FOOD EVER...YOU CAN HAVE IT..

ALoco,

Fake is now so bad in China, they now make fakes of fake. Just thought I would warn you.

You can no longer purchase original fakes from China.

I really would like to see these players turn into contributors...

Will Davis, CB, Utah State (Gets involved at tons of pass break-ups and still comes up and tackles well)
Dion Sims, TE, Michigan State (Blocking ability plus decent hands)
Mike Gillislee, RB, Florida (Get rid of sluggo Thomas)
Caleb Sturgis, K, Florida (Save money, get younger)

In a perfect world right...

Cheers,

Next up in China:

make fakes of the fakes that they made of the fakes. Consider yourselves duly warned.

America's the greatest country on earth. You can still purchase original fakes here.

Rob OC,

Read the manufactor label. Your Samsung F8000 wasn't made in China was it? If so, this could be trouble.....

how does that dope not draft lacy. miller and lacy would have been great. otherwise an ok draft.

Speaking of fakes of fakes...........

My grandfather found out that his fake wooden leg was made of candle wax.

I think that it said that it was made in China too...

YG....


BEFORE I CAME TO THIS NICE COUNTRY I DREAMED OF BUYING ALL THE NICE THINGS I SWA IN TV ,THE US SNEAKERS ,CLOTHS AND MORE .........

BUT THEN NIXON WENT TO CHINA AND TOUGHT THEM HOW TO FAKE THINGS.

Anyway.......


My grandfather discovered his fake wooden leg was made of candle wax, while sitting very close to the fire place on wintery evening...

ROB O]IN OC.......... IS ONE GREAT BLOGGER ON THIS CRAPPY BLOG ......

I VOTE FOR ROB TO BE (( THE BEST BLOGGER EVER )).........

how does that dope not draft lacy. miller and lacy would have been great. otherwise an ok draft.
Posted by: john | April 29, 2013 at 09:14 PM

Ok...ok.....

Ireland didn't draft Lacy. Will you settle for Cagney in syndicated reruns?

WHAT ABOUT FAKE PEOPLE ?


I THINK DASHI IS FAKE .

WHAT YG THINKS ?

FAKE BLOGGERS ;;;;

DASHI
KRIS

ALoco,

What do you mean fake people here?

With those having having numerous aliases. like the Chinese, they are fakes, of the fakes, of the fakes...

REAL BLOGGERS;;;;;;


DD
ROB IN OC

WILL ALL OF THE FAKES OF THE FAKE OF THE FAKE ALIASES PLEAASE STAND UP......

((BUFFET OF THEY ARE CHINESE NATIONALS))

YG,

WHEN I SAY FAKE DASHI, I MEAN HE'S NOT REAL IN THE SENSE OF ORIGNALITY .MEANS HE RESORT TO CHEAP WAYS OF WRITING TO IMPRESS ...

ALOCO.

"THOUGHT FOR TODAY"

I AM YOU AND THEY ARE ME. THEREFORE, WE ARE EVRYBODY, YET WE ARE NONE...

ALOCO,

DO YOU MEAN THAT DASHI IS HOT SAUCE WHEN ONLY SALT AND PEPPER IS NEEDED?

ALOCO,

WHEN I AM BEING MYSELF. I FEEL LIKE I AM BEING LIKE EVERYONE ELSE...

WHEN I AM BEING LIKE EVERYONE ELSE. I NEVER FEEL LIKE I AM BEING MYSELF...

ALOCO,

WHEN NIXON WENT TO CHINA...

HE ALSO BROUGHT BACK FOX NEWS AND THE MSNBC NEWS CHANNELS...

((BUFFET OF WESTERN CHOP SUEY))

YG,
TELL US A STORY WHERE YOU REGRET WRITING A POST ........

YG........VERY GOOD POST @ 9;35 PM...

FIX NEWS AND MSNBC ARE BOTH FAKED NEWS ........

DASHE THE CLOWNSHE DOESN'T EVEN IMPRESS THE CLOWNS. DASHE TRIES TO IMPRESSE DASHE. BUT HE KNOWS HE IS NOTHINGSHE. AND HE HIDES FROM IT JUST LIKE ODINSHE HIDES FROM REALITY.

ALOCO,

CONTRAY TO POPULAR BELIEF....

THE GREAT WALL OF CHINA WAS BUILT TO KEEP ALL OF THE KITTY CATS IN...

((BUFFET OF REAL ANCIENT CHINESE SECRET))

BLOGGERS WHEN THEY WRITE ,THEY R BEING THEMSELVES;;;;;;

ROB IN OC
DD
YG
FIN4LIFE


FAKE BLOGGERS;;;;

KRIS
DASHI
PHINS78
CRAIG M

YG...

DO YOU THINK ARMANDO IS A FAKE WRITER ?


I SAY YES.

ALOCO,

I VERY MUCH REGRET WRITING A POST WESTERN CIVILIZATION SOCIETY SWITCHED OVER FROM SHAKESPEAREAN ENGLISH...

TO BE...

OR...

NOT...

TO BE...

ALOCO,

ARMANDO IS NOT A WRITER...

HE IS BUTCHER AT THE LOCAL MEAT MARKET...

HE ONLY KNOWS TO WRITE USDA APPROVED...

I FEEL THE SAME WAY ABOUT ARMANDO ,HE'S GOOD AT KISSING AS SS,,,,,

AFTER ALL , ALL WRITERS THESE DAYS ARE FAKE,HAVE NO KNOWLEDGE OF THE ENGLISH LANGUAGE OR ANY THING CLOSE ..............

ALOCO,

ARE YOU REFERRING THE GREAT DASHI IS ONLY HOT SAUCE ON ICE?

((BUFFET OF SIZZLING COLD))

YG....

SO

WE HAVE A FAKE WRITER........

WE HAVE FAKE POSTERS.........

YG..

WHO'S THE WORST POSTER ?

AFTER ALL , ALL WRITERS THESE DAYS ARE FAKE,HAVE NO KNOWLEDGE OF THE ENGLISH LANGUAGE OR ANY THING CLOSE ..............
Posted by: ALoco | April 29, 2013 at 09:47 PM

SHAKESPERE WROTE 100 TIMES BETTER ON DRUGS...

TO BE...

OR...

NOT...

TO BE...

WOULD SHAKESPERE WRITES (( BUFFET OF KNOWLEDGE )) ,EVEN ON DRUGS ?

ALOCO,

TH BLOG'S WORST POSTER IS THE POO UNDERNEATH THE SHOE WHO FEELS HE DOES NOT OFFEND THE FEET...

HE LIKE BREATH OF FRESH AIR ONCE SMEARED ON THE CARPET...

HE IS GREATLY OFFENDED WHEN THE WEARER WIPES HIS FEET....

((BUFFET OF MANY POSTERS HERE)))

THE WORST POSTER BY FAR IS;;;;;;

PFINS78 ,BY A MILE...

ALOC,

SHAKESPERE WOULD WRITE:

"WHERE FORST ART THOUGH OH GREAT BUFFETT OF KNOWLEDGE"

TELLEST WHEN SHALLST THOU ALLOWEST THY OF YOUST TO GREATLY EAT?

ALOCO,

A FOOL WOULD SAY.....

GIVEST ME ALL OF YOUR RICHES AND KEEPETH THY FOOD. I RATHER HAVE RICHES FOR TODAY THAN LIVE FOR TOMORROW.

Aloco and Yesterday getting so romantic.

ALOCO,

A FOOL ALSO SAYS....

SAVETH MY LIFE, EVEN SHOULD IT CAUSE ALL THOSE AROUND ME TO SUDDENLY FALL...

Jeff Ireland: I traded out and got the extra fours. And then there was a run. You have a certain number of players on the board and when you trade out you figure someone is going to be there. You have three or four and you think someone's going to be there. And then all of a sudden, five or six picks, boom, boom, boom, boom, guys went off. And it wasn't only in that round but there were rounds where players on our board were getting picked off like crazy. I felt like I needed to go back in there and get a player we really wanted versus settling on a player."
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The Troll Tard Twins were getting spastic over this move. Their rush to judgement, lack of intuitiveness and down right ignorance has never shown brighter-LOL!

It turns out it happened just like I said, huh Troll Boy?

I applaud Ireland for his aggressiveness in these kinds of situations. We still came out with extra picks that round and STILL bumped up and got **THE PLAYER WE WANTED**

Boom-Pow! Right in the Kisser.......Troll Tard **Bu-oy**!!!!

Posted by: miguel | April 29, 2013 at 10:06 PM

MICHAEL........... DARLING.....

HOW SWEET...... wink...wink...

ODIN,


ARE YOU DRUNK???????


A wise man will lay down his life if it saves two...

ALOCO,

NO, ODIN ISNT DRUNK...

ITS ALWAYS HIS OPENING MOVE TO ENTER THE BLOG WITH A TROLL BASHING CUT AND PASTE...

HAVE NOT YOU LEARNED YET?

Anyone who believes we could have stayed at #12 and gotten Dion Jordan is dumb as dirt nuff' said! I don't care if he's the biggest bust in NFL history he would have not been there at #12. If Philly didn't take him Detriot would have over Ansah more than likely, if they didn't Cle might have over Mingo, and yes the Jets would have taken him at #9 if Milliner was gone. Or more than likely a team would have jumped up in the top 10 to get him if he fell below #6. This guy was the highest rated Pass Rusher in the draft...what do you want a DE in the 2nd or 3rd round that might be another P.Merling or M.Roth for us? Or do we take the concensus best Pass Rusher in the Draft & hope for the next Jason Taylor...i mean Ansah doesn't have any real football exp and is completely raw you rather have him? DE has become the 2nd most important position in the NFL just look at how much they're getting paid these days. QB/DE/LT/CB/WR i believe are the top 5 pay scales for players as of now.

Posted by: Flipper's Baby Daddy | April 29, 2013 at 10:17 PM

Please, just one post that hasn't already been repeated a thousand times.

Are you live or are you Memorex?

Did you guys know that there's a very great chance the sun comes up tomorrow?

Posted by: Flipper's Baby Daddy | April 29, 2013 at 10:17 PM
Please, just one post that hasn't already been repeated a thousand times.
Are you live or are you Memorex?

I'll bet you guys never knew that Jeff Ireland was a baby daddy, now did you!

Jeff Ireland has a baby momma too. Bet you didn't know that either.

Steve Ross, save the Dolphins. SELL THE TEAM!

Jeff Ireland's baby momma has a baby daddy too. Did you know that?

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