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Dolphins lose to (previously) winless Tampa Bay

TAMPA -- Don't ask me to explain this one. Don't ask me to explain this team. Don't ask me to explain this organization.

The Dolphins lost to Tampa Bay on Monday night, 22-19. The Dolphins are lost for reasons well beyond the fact they lost to the previously winless Buccaneers.

Forget for a second the Dolphins rushed for only 2 yards this game, the lowest rushing production of any NFL team since 2007. Forget for a moment they had 70 yards in penalties or that they only converted 4 of 12 third down attempts or that their only rushing first down came on a quarterback sneak.

All that is football. It happens sometimes.

But as I write in my column in Tuesday's Miami Herald, the troubles plaguing this team are deeper. And I'm not even talking about the ongoing Richie Incognito-Jon Martin soap opera.

I'm talking fundamental problems like how the Dolphins in the past month have lost to a glorified practice squad quarterback and a rookie who threw for only 139 yards.

I'm talking about how the Dolphins show no fire. They came out flat against Tampa Bay. If you read this blog or my column Monday you know I expected this team to come together and try to prove a point to everyone.

Well, they proved a point alright.

"Anytime you start out in a 15-0 hole, you're not expecting to do that," cornerback Brent Grimes said. "But we kept playing. We could have easily folded and said, 'No we're not ready for this game. We didn't come out to play.' But we came out slow but kept fighting."

Here's the problem, in this fight, the Dolphins were counter-punching. The Bucs were punching. They were the aggressors.

And yet the players say nothing is wrong. 

"We're a tight-knit team," Grimes said. That's why I'm really confused with people saying this is not a good locker room. This is a great locker room. We were ready to play. We came out and wanted to win but had a slow start. We started off bad and that hurts in this league. We fought back but down the stretch they made plays and we didn't."

"We are a close-knit group on the defensive line, defensively. and the whole team," defensive tackle Jared Odrick said. "The whole team hangs out with [each other]and it's something we brought upon ourselves. We call ourselves a tribe. So you're not going to see a separation of anybody. The more adversity. The closer we get."

Well, these guys will be soon meshing into one another because the mercury is ready to pop through the adversity meter.

Dolphins owner Stephen Ross is going to make changes. And, reading the signs Monday evening when the owner gushed about Joe Philbin and didn't mention Jeff Ireland until he said the general manager is on some internal policy committee, everyone is seeing that Ireland is looking more and more like the scapegoat.

This goes with my report Monday afternoon that said if Ross makes changes, he's more likely to keep Philbin than Ireland. I have a problem with this approach. I hope the Dolphins don't go that way.

It's clear, however, something is going to be done eventually. I'm just not sure it's going to be the right move. Can you blame me?

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IF I were the Fins I'd file a bullying complaint against the Buc to the NFL.

Sounds like the players are trying to convince themselves that they are a tightly knit group.

I agree with you Armando, if you makes changed make them wholesale!

If a team comes to a game and play uninspired and seem unprepared to face their opponent who's falt is that?I would say the coaches. If thru the draft and FA this team consistently makes bad picks and poor choices.Who should that fall on? I contend it's the GM. And we hear the same mantra year after year "we have a lot of football left" and "we need to fix this and we will". It's simple enough that a simpleton like myself knows that the reason why we are not a good football team is this..WE ARE SHORT ON TALENT FROM PLAYERS TO THE EXECUTIVES. So that in my opinion is the reason the phins will not become relevant for many years to come.And one last thing, someone should tell T-HILL that those long limbs connected to his hips are called LEGS!!!!!

Dolphins have lost 5 of their last 6gms yet to a man all of the players are saying everything's fine. Total BS!

gotta make a clean break... Philbin & Ireland both have to go... I've been a fan since 1970 but disgust turning to apathy... this seems worse than Cam's 1-15, no?

Ireland has been so busy trying to draft CITIZENS OF THE YEAR that he bypassed football players with fire.

Problem with this team may be too many chiefs and not enough Indians. Draft all leaders then who's left to follow? This has become a full blown trainwreck!

I hate philbin he is emotionless, why would you burn two timeouts first on a 2nd and 18 and then on 3rd and 28? We had plenty of time and could if gotten ball back if not panicked and burned the timeouts. I hate starting over but these coaches are clueless.

I expected Tampa to play well. A winless team at home on Monday night is always dangerous and they played well last week. The problem is the domination at the line of scrimmage. Not ready to play. O line has issues, sure but so does the D line and ther's no excuse for that. Coyly is not good. Ireland's new linebackers ate invisible as are all his picks this year. Philbin needs to show he can make the necessary changes even if it means parting ways with his coordinators he is loyal to. Otherwise He needs to go also. You have to be able to draft players that can contribute. The salary cap will destroy you if you try do it all with free agents.

Would be a miracle if we get Lt- Branden Albert, draft Lg Richardson from Baylor, c-pouncey, Rg- Jerry or upgrade free agent , Rt Tennessee Richardson or alabamas guy, if they aren't there then best available in second. That would change a lot for us, not flashy but true dolphin fans would be ecstatic. Make it happen Scott pioli or whoever the next gm is lol

A team with the worst O-line in football. A team with the most useless 2013 draft picks. A team with coaches that seem uninspired. A GM that does not know talent. A team with an owner that only wants to schmooze with celebs....This is a team that will never be anything more than the NO Saints of the 70s...everyone get your bags ready...Please just disband this team.

Sometimes Tanny is very very good and other times he is poor....the line is a disaster....only Pouncey can play...the rest are terrible....I think they have all lost heart....all of them...and as for Philbin...he is a boring old guy with no warmth and no passion....he is all business..except he isn't in an office somewhere...football is about BELIEF....and Philbin inspires nobody....get rid of him and make him an accountant.

Fire them All!

Two Words..........BILL COWHER

Cuban,

Four words Mike Mayock & Mike Shula.

Heck I'd even take Herm Edwards, Or Tony Dungee.....

The Richie / Martin stuff only dovetailed into a convenient part of this loss after the fact.

The fact was the perfect storm of a desperate 0-8 team at home, amidst Warren Sapp going into their ring of honor with a gang of their Super Bowl teamates coming off a game in which they smacked Seattle around at home before wilting at the end. THEY (Bucs) were the pissed ones, THEY were the motivated ones, THEY were out to show the world on Monday Night Football they were better than their record.

Throw in being down two OL starters and having all the new pieces missing a ton of assignments and it's good that the Fins clawed back in for a bit.

It would appear that draft position will be how this season plays out. I know the hardcore optimists will point out the mathmatics of playoffs at 4-5. Truth is I don't want to see the Fins scrape into the playoffs and get drilled as they did vs Baltimore last time or worse the 62-7 drubbing by the Jags that caused Jimmy Johnson and Marino to hang em up.

I will cheer for 'em like I always do but I would say with a game vs NE, 2 vs Jets and the Bolts next week a crazy turnaround seems less likely than finding two Wonka golden tickets.

Cheers,

If Ireland gets asked to leave I have no problem as he has found VERY few true difference makers in the draft or FA. Wallace gets 60 million and can't even contest a freain Hail Mary to end the game. Besides inknown Rishard Mathews was the real baller this game. Ellerbe and Wheeler are supposedly fast but don't seem to play that fast. D. Jordan gets what 12 snaps a game? While no one can run behind this line Reggie Bush would have made some big gains in the passing game.

I can't tell if he is entiely too even keeled and goody two shoes nice versus tough and demanding enough to get killer effort from guys. Jury out for me.

Cheers Part Deux

Bill Cower? Last thing this team needs is a QUITTER in charge.

Did you guys hear the announcers stating that Sherman was pointing out our lack of production on 1st down...maybe he should call better plays. I also think a simple change of snap count would have netted us a bunch of offsides penalties (the bucs were in our backfield all night with perfectly timed jumps. How can the coaches not spot this and change it up? Can't spot anyone 15 points in this league.

Everybody better REREAD THIS ARTICLE.

Because it cuts through the BS. If anybody chastises Armando for the truth, you better be ready for the onslaught. Bring it on, shills. Tell us how a couple names are going to solve this mess. Tell us how this coach or that coach is going to save the program. Tell us how much potential Tannyhill has if it wasn't for the offensive live. Tell us how we overpaid for Wallace.

Yea. keep telling us.

This franchise is a complete and diabolical mess from the very top down.

In the next few days, Armando is going to be dropping sacks of hammers on you sh#theads. You better be ready to face the truth. And you better get around him because he very well may the saving grace for this franchise and FinFandom. He's going to put his nuts on the line, you better listen. And if you want to win, you better give him the support he deserves for the risk he's taking.

Bill Cowher? Last thing this team needs is a QUITTER in charge. We have enough of those running the locker room.

Everyone who considers themselves a LEADER in this locker room needs to be cut or traded this offseason.

I don't care what his name is. Tonight was a farce and confirms severe lack of leadership in this locker room.

I BLAME THE 72 TEAM HAS THAT TEAM ONLY ON WHAT THEY DID THEN INSTEAD INSTEAD OF TRYING TO BE GREAT NOW I BET IF YOU WERE DID NOT HAVE A LOSS LATE IN THE SEASON THE 72 TEAM WOULD BE TRYING TO MAKE US LOSE LIKE MERCURY MORRIS WHO CARES ABOUT THE MARINO YEARS THIS TEAM DIDNT WIN ANYTHING THERE EITHER IS ABOUT NOW BEING GREAT NOW THE PAST WAS OVERRATED ANYWAY HALF THE LEAGUE HAS DONE MORE THEN WHAT FINS THEN BACK THEN.

NO TO COHWER HE RUNS BORING OFFENSES AND HE MIGHT NOT BE THE SAME FIRED UP GUY ANYMORE BUT YOU KNOW MARINO IS GOING TO TELL DUMB ROSS TO HIRE HIM SO HE CAN HANG AROUND WITH COWHER IN MIAMI HECK NO

Now you get to eat ya chowda again Mando. Right, the team sucks but you have your hand in it. You hate the team and would rather spend time taking it down a player at a time. Spending a week on Marting/Cogs love fest doesn't help. You know the team reads this stuff.
A few huge problems. Snap count. Does Sherman not see the defense is in Tanne's face? The d is upright a 1 yard and half in the backfield before the oline is reacting to the snap. The oline doesn't stand a chance.
Tanne my be going through the sophomore and sack a play jitters.
The defense is pretty good but it takes them time to get going. You come into the game ready to go.

Armando is going to be the savior........?

OK Dudley(I thought kids quit taking LSD back in the Seventies).

I suspected all along that Incognito had literally everyone else in the locker room--players and coaches--cowed into submission and he might as well have been running the entire team. Players weren't supporting him because they believed he was a victim or in the right, but because they were genuinely afraid of him. Martin's the one who left, but NONE of them have any shred of a scrap of a sliver of heart, guts, testicular fortitude or leadership. If this is the way they rally together then they honestly might not win again this season.

This team is just plain Garbage. From the owner down to the water boys. Suckyhill is horrible.

Good teams beat teams like Tampa,Miami is not a good team.Uninspired and not prepared..looks like a trend with this group.

Armando,

Teams would rather have the Dolphins pass so they take away the run. Therefore they have to pass the ball. That's not an issue for other teams with playoff potential.

Armando you indicated keeping Philbin and not Ireland is wrong. Wow! A GM who leaves the Dolphins with not enough talent at WR last season then without addressing the OL properly this season. Instead Ireland went with a big splash in drafting a situational DE who may become a star but a position of great need; the OL does not get addressed.
Ireland is the cause of the personnel issues and you do not understand 'fire Ireland'. Why not because you believe that the Coach and GM should be joined at the hip. In this case obviously Ireland is also culpable in the Martin-Incognito mess. Ireland is also the ghost of dinosaur Bill Parcells who did not understand getting more agile guards who can pull and get out in front of the screen. The Dolphins are limited to more of a run game due to the OL's skill set. Ireland did not learn the modern NFL fast enough and so it goes and he goes, for many reasons. Ross most likely already knows who caused the Martin issue. He just wants the NFL to validate all for him.

You know what was really disgusting.........?

Tannehill was getting slammed too the turf and the by-line ticker running across the screen kept saying Martin wasn't coming back to the Dolphin's this year.

Who cares if this idiot jumps off of a tall building? We couldn't run the ball, this idiot is the reason we're down two offensive lineman, yet we're supposed to care if he comes back this year? Who WANTS him back-Duh, Hello!

God help me(and anybody else ignorant enough to have an ounce of compassion for this tard), God please ensure this Limp Wristed wanna-be NEVER RETURNS to Miami.

Martin has done more than his fair share of helping the Dolphins implode. At left tackle he helped us give up the most sacks in the league. Then, **BECAUSE OF HIM** we had to go out and trade for a Left Tackle(McKinnie)and start him after only THREE practices.

Actually and ultimately, I know it's Ireland's fault truthfully. Ireland showed some very poor judgement in drafting Martin in the first place.

But Martin didn't help things any by pulling the "Nut-Job" Whacko Moves and quitting because we brought in McKinnie. I can't believe Martin HIMSELF was dumb enough to think he could play at the NFL level in the FIRST PLACE. I can't help but LMAO when I think of all the time he wasted SUPPOSEDLY pulling trucks around.

Ultimately, we're losing games. The massive amount of injuries to starters we had won't matter much now, thanks in no small part to Martin. Martin's "Hissy Fit" and him being a "Quitter" has drawn all the attention here. All the distractions! So NOW, some heads will have to roll.

Ireland brought Martin in. Martin **ALMOST BY HIMSELF** helped bring about the implosion. Ireland didn't bring in Cogs, but thanks to these Panty wastes in the Press, he might as well have(At Least Cog's Could **BALL** at the NFL Level-LOL).

So basically, it boils down to this: Ireland(and most probably offensive Line Coach Jim Turner)will get the ax. Ultimately, we have The Whimp-Tard Martin and the Bleeding Heart Panty Wastes in the Media to thank.

I wanted Ireland gone along with SpOranus! Then I drank the new Coaching Staff Kool-Aid and started to think Ireland deserved a 2nd chance. It's all good, Ireland got his 2nd chance and this is it. He neglected the O-Line for far too long. When he did address it, he wasted valuable picks on Whimp-Tards like Dallas Thomas and Jonathon Martin. A couple of Loser that have no business on the side lines, let alone on the field. They should have to pay the price of admission just to get in the stadium.

Mark my words, Ireland and Turner are Toast. Ireland got his chance and he squandered it on a no talent, head case named Martin. Keeping Jerry and bringing in Clabo didn't help his case any either. Turner will really pay for keeping Jerry in as a starter too. But, look at the options Jeffy provided him! What else could he do?

Jerry and Clabo have imploded at the worst possible moments all season. They were trash by the late third/early 4th quarter tonight(Most Games) and it REALLY showed on those last two drives. Neither one of them could make a block to save their lives. They couldn't even breathe they were gassed so bad. Again, all players Ireland rubber stamped! Throw Martin and Dallas Thomas in that mix and the culprit becomes OBVIOUS! Ireland has to go and he'll take Jim Turner with him.

This team will be very good and it'll happen very soon. We'll get our injured players back, maybe develop a few from the past two drafts and fix the offensive line finally. But it won't be fixed by Ireland. He's had his second chance and this is it. A Bunch of whimp tards like Martin, Jerry and Dallas Thomas. The bleeding hearts in the press are a complete laugh as well. They have concerns for Martin and his feelings........?

Bhwaaaaa Haaaaaa Haaaaaaaaaa!!!!

If any one of these reporters had a LICK of SENSE, they'd be writing about how soft this punk is and how he helped us implode enough to finally be rid of Ireland! That's the REAL story in all this you Fvck-Wads(By Fvck-Wads, I mean the Press).

I predicted that this was going to happen. I predicted that an implosion would be the only WAY we get rid of Ireland. I knew it since the day they fired SpOrano and kept Jeff Ireland.

An Overhaul?? AGAIN !!! Time for me to Convert and jump off this sinking Paddleboat !!

Rock Bottom...11 Days to prepare for an 0-8 Team with a Rookie QB and Back Ups for Running Backs...19 Un-answered Points and the Defense can`t stop all running plays?????

It's a great day to be a dolphins fan in here, where's the crew at ? Odin's eye Mark in Toronto Oscar and my main man Dashi"the pompous A**" ? Where are these arrogant a-h***s this morning. ? When was the last time a team 1.st 4-5 picks in a draft is all O-LINEMEN ? Dolphinsfans you know and I know the fins are on the clock, 1 good thing may come out of this Dolphinsfans, rumours have started that S.Pioli is one of the guys S.Ross is interested in replacing J.Ireland with just look at KC''s talent base enough said ignorant delusional Dolphinsfans !!

With the EXCEPTION of: Grimes, Clemons & Mathews...
Ugggghhhh ALL AROUND!!
PLAY CALLING(SOOOO VANILLA)all year
Philbin (SOOOO EMOTIONLESS)
TANNEHILL (SOOOO OUT OF HIS LEAGUE)
O-LINE (SOOOO MUCH IN SHAMBLES)
WALLACE (SOOOO MUCH OVERRATED/OVERPAID)
TRUSNICK,VERNON,CARROLL, (SOOO MUCH WASTE)
etc. etc. etc.

JEFF IRELAND DRAFT PICKS-

BAHAHAHHAHAHA.

SAME OLD STORY. NO TALENT DRAFTED.

3 DRAFTS IN A ROW WITH ZERO - COUNT THEM - ZERO - IMPACT PLAYERS.

AND STILL AN IDIOT QB WHO SAYS GO GO FOR A RUN AND GO FOR PASS.

GET RID OF EVERYONE.

Ireland a scapegoat??? Look at this F'n MESS!
Yes, Philbin should go to - but he's a nice guy & we need to be more sensitive around here. Kumbyah MF'rs - BLOW IT UP!!!

MESS

SHULA should head the new direction search...NO Chuckie (destroyed the Champion Dungy left him)! No Cowher (took him 15 yrs. to get a tainted/fixed SB)! Theyv'e won their SB's - they would only come back to coaching for the money. What coach has ever won a SB with 2 different teams? How are these big names doing when they return? Let Shu bring in the guy he wanted in the 1st place - Marty Schottenheimer (hasn't won a SB = still hungry). May be boring. May only get ya so far. Well, today - I'll be happy with 'getting' back to only get's ya so far staus!

I have been a die hard fan since 1966, I was at the first regular season game against the Raiders, I saw Joe Auer return the opening kickoff 98 yards for a TD.

I have seen greatness and I have seen sub-standard, I have seen excellent, and I have seen above average, but now for the first time, including the Cam Cameron year, I am seeing complete, utter incompetence.

We have a zombie of a head coach that couldn't light a gasoline fire with a blow torch. Frosty the Philbin!

Do we even have a QB coach? If we do he needs to be fired. You don't have to change the snap count, just change the phukkin cadence!!! Once-PLEASE!!!

Another thing about QB coaching, has anyone ever taught THill that it is OK to attack a defense when they aren't ready??!! Do you honestly think that Tom Brady would not have instantly had the ball snapped if he saw only 10 defenders on the field for a play? Do you think for one femto-second that Drew Brees would not call for the snap if the defense is still in its huddle when the offense is lined up for a play? Why is it so phukkin obvious to me, yet not to our QB? Is he afraid that someone might complain that he isn't playing fair?

This is what happens when your "franchise" QB is learning on the job, but in his case he doesn't seem to be learning Jack-s h i t! How about occasionally going on three? Or how about occasionally going on first sound?

Then lets look at offensive play calling, to me it is extremely offensive! You have an OL that does not have a single player on it that could start for ANY other team in the NFL bar NONE!! You have a very mobile QB that is one of the most accurate throwers on the run. Your line could not block the Camp Fire Girls, yet you force the QB to stand in the ALWAYS collapsing pocket, and I use that term extremely loosely, and force him to have to make instantaneous reads and get rid of the ball.

I know the argument that when you roll out you compress the playing field, blah blah blah. What you are trying to do NOW is not working, especially in crunch time, you know it, and you don't do one phukkin thing about it! PHUK you Sherman! I'd trade 3/4's of this coaching staff for my former Pop Warner staff any day of the week!! My former OC would destroy Sherman in a football IQ contest!

Now on to the defense, where the Phukk was Solia when the Bucks had 1st and goal in the beginning of the game? In fact where was Solia for that entire first series the Bucks had the ball? Who was the phukking genius that decided it wasn't a good idea to have our best run stuffer on the field while the Bucks gashed our D-Line on run after run after run?

Secondly, I am still waiting to see either Ellerbe or Wheeler fill their first hole as an NFL linebacker. Has anyone ever taught them that LB's are supposed to meet the RB in the hole, not 7 yards down-field? And who is it that thinks Trusnik is capable of doing anything on a football field besides playing spectator? Are we really so desperate that Trusnik is the answer to ANY football question?

A rookie QB making only his 4th or so start of his career looked like Aaron Rogers against the defense because there was absolutely NO pressure on him all night long. Where are all these blitz packages I keep hearing about but never see? How is it that you allow a rookie QB with no experience whatsoever complete what, his first 8 passes in a row or whatever that was last night?

I thought Wheeler was supposed to be a pass defender, I can't count how many times he was caught completely flat footed, I mean so flat he would have gotten a 4F draft card for it, whenever a TE or RB made a cut on the field, his legs were planted in cement, heels on the ground, weight back instead of over his toes, and he was always 3 seconds behind the receiver when they made their break. He has the pass defense technique of a 4th string offensive right tackle! I think Will Yeatman could do a better job defending receivers than Wheeler.

I could go on but what's the point? To say I am disgusted with this entire organization would be the understatement of the last 10 centuries! The only glimmer of hope I have remaining is that I saw Nat Moore sitting next to Ross the whole night, I saw him making comments to him as stupid plays completed, as horrendous coaching decisions were made, the only thing I can hope for is that some of what he was saying will sink in. I have to hope that somehow, some way, Nat becomes a decision maker of some kind for this team.

Nat is a very smart man, if Ross hires him for any kind of position on this team, it's got to be a step in the right direction. One can only pray. As for the rest of this season, I think I'll work on my guitar solos on Sundays from now on.

Hey Warfield
YES to GRUDEN !!
Did you hear him last night ??
He was saying exactly what we were all thinking.
+ he has a Pulse !!

JOHN in SPRINGS,
You're ABSOLUTELY Right on ALL Points! Totally Agree

YOU UNDERSTAND THAT WITH ALL HIS NEGATIVE PRESS - NO ONE - I REPEAT - NO ONE - WITH ANY EXPERIENCE OF SELF-RESPECT IS GOING TO COME COACH THIS TEAM.

WE WILL HAVE TO GET ANOTHER UNKNOWN GUY LOOKING FOR HIS FIRST SHOT.

THE FINS SUCK. THE CANES SUCK. THE HEAT LOOK LIKE CRAP. THE MARLINS ARE DEAD TO ME AND THE WORLD. THE PANTHERS COULD LEAVE FOR ALL ANYONE CARES.

JOKE.

Philbin is the biggest problem folks.

Ireland is gone bu the coach is responsible for what happens on the field. Philbin also stated that he had a big part in the draft and the free agents.

This man makes good plyers regress and bad players leave the NFL.


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Ross needs to fire Ireland, Aponte, Philbin and the coaching staff. Ireland has not not built a winning team ever. He misses too much in the draft and free agency. He is a major part of the problem. Aponte's role in having Cogs do the video after the golf event assault is grounds for immediate dismissal. Philbin has handled everything horribly.

One question for these three: if Cogs had assaulted their daughter in the same way, would the Dolphins have responded the same way?

Firing all three will allow a new management staff to set up a working relationship with each other while changing the culture and the losing. The team is mis-built, do tear it down.

Philbin must go.

Ross sucks up to a coach with a 11-14 record, zero balls and zero brains.

The joke is on us.

The Dolphins quarterbacks coach is Joe Philbin's son in law.

I say bring back Tony Sparano's son as quality control coach.

Then Ireland should step down and hand the team over to his redheaded step child.

Philbin never edits the play calling.

He always says we shall look at the tape., blah blah blah.

Mando get on board and help get rid of this bum.

A zombie who flows the Jets could show more emotion and strategy the way he coaches and behaves.

the idiot board reader is in town. Dawn A following him round editing his every word to the world and whats really bad, well disgusting is that she writes his locker room speeches.

Man put her in charge of the team.

Dolphins 2 yards rushing roflmao.

A guy could fall forward (fast) and get more than two yards.

Fail forward fast !!!!

Zac Taylor is Shermans son in law my friend.

Philbin is closer to Sherman than that though. They bunk together on road trips.

Ted Ginn and his family would be a better pick than Dion Jordan.

Ken O'Brian has been added to Ross' special committee on political correctness.

Ross is a complete joke, way out of his league.
He hired all these clowns.
Clean house by selling the team to a true NFL owner.
Only then can we move on.

John in Springs is 100% right on.. I turn my TV off last night for the first time in over 30 years. GO-GO means RUN they only people that dont understand that is the Dolphins coaching staff. Im sure you could find someone in a foreign country and let them watch the Dolphins for 10 mins they can figure this out. This coaching staff is inept. Pathetic

Armando,
You are the beat writer for the team... you write all these blogs... always saying that someone close to the team gave you this or that as info... you must spend a lot of time in the locker room as well the way you tell it....

so how is it you didn't see all this discension and misfit behavior going on?

You suck as bad as everyone else... so when the Dolphins fire everyone I hope the Herald has the brains to fire you as well!!!

Let's really clean house....

Maybe if Dungy and all the superstars that Ross is bringing on his committee can find the right people.

You people here are not fans of the team or you wouldn't write the garbage you do.

And you wouldn't read Armando's constant drivel... he thinks he has all the answers... if he did he would be the GM

Ireland has to go because there is not enough talent on this team period, the truth is every game is close with them pretty much which means they have average talent. The GM 's job is to acquire talent and Ireland just can't doit, the Coaching has been horrible at times this year, their decision making has been awful and the players don't look like they care sometimes they just let Tampa Bay run down their throats to get the go ahead touchdown. WE NEED SOME NEW PLAYERS AND A NEW GM AND PERHAPS A NEW COACH, THE QUESTION IS HOW DO YOU GET THE PLAYERS TO CARE ABOUT THEIR JOB. Sometimes this team looks really good other times like crap.

Man these special quangos and think tanks in place to correct the culture, what a joke.

Ross is basically stating that there is no leadership here in the building, guess he is right, including himself.

The way he shuffled off the stage on TV last night spoke volumes about him and his Dolphin regime.

Philbin makes me sick. He is Gorman from the Aliens film. An inadequate puppet coach with zero balls or experience.

If he goes below 8-8 how can he stay ???

Odinseye,

Ireland was the GM when Incognito was bright here.

Sparano lobbied for him, he even courted him by taking him out to dinner.

Yet, Ireland was making the personnel decisions.

Parcells was largely out of the picture by 2010, he was hardly at the Dolphins facility.

...and Parcells stated that he didn't want problem children.

So Cogs and Brandon Marshall on Ireland.

Neither are Parcells' type of player.

Teddy Ginn is playing better than Wallace, thats so plain to see right now.

Last night Wallace looked so bad. 3.8 yards per catch for your deep threat, you couldn't get Vegas odds on that.

Philbin gets the worst out of players. Yet another team coming out flat for a massive game.

Yes Fire Ross, Ted Ginn and his family would be a better choice than Dion Jordan. That's Acorn Ireland's fault. He went for the big splash that was not a big splash. The Acorn needs time to develop, just like T-hill. Time to get accurate and hit Wallace deep. It will never happen!

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