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Source: More GM interviews coming, Ross engaged

The Dolphins search for a general manager is not over in that interviews for new candidates are coming, according to a high ranking team source. After all of the interviews are complete -- there have been seven so far -- then the club will narrow down to finalists and pick the new GM.

And this: Dolphins owner Stephen Ross has been present "and engaged" in every interview so far. And he will be physically present for every future interview, and every part of the process that entails, the source said.

The source spoke on condition of anonymity. The source declined to confirm or deny a CBS Sports report that Ross is in the United Kingdom and will be traveling to China thereafter is accurate. (I am now assuming the report is accurate).

However, that changes no part of this process, as far as the Dolphins are concerned.

The team is currently doing a "deeper dive" and "work behind the scenes" to vet candidates already interviewed and those yet to be interviewed.

During the interviews already completed -- with Lake Dawson, Omar Khan, Ray Farmer, Dennis Hickey, Brian Xanders, Jason Licht, and in-house candidate Brian Gaine -- Ross has been part of the full group of people talking with the candidates.

"He is not on his phone or doesn't step out to take breaks," said the team source who is intimately familiar with the interviews.

The Dolphins are talking to candidates as a group led by Ross, advisor Carl Peterson, Dolphins President and CEO Tom Garfinkel, RSE Ventures CEO Matt Higgins and Dolphins executive vice president of football administration Dawn Aponte.

Candidates are also meeting with Dolphins coach Joe Philbin separately, the source said.

(The team needs the new GM and Philbin to forge a strong bond because last year Philbin and former GM Jeff Ireland were not always on the same page).

The Dolphins, I'm told, are acutely aware of the criticism of their GM hiring process. Senior Bowl practices start this week in Mobile and it is clear a GM will not be named before those end. So there's criticism the process is taking too long.

The team's answer?

The goal is to hire the right man, rather than a right now man.

(I would say I agree with this. Obviously, there are deadlines that have to be met. The Dolphins need to hire a GM in time for the Feb. 18-25 NFL Combine as well as May draft. And the team will obviously have a GM in place before then. But him not being on board this week is not going to affect draft preparations. Most, if not all the candidates the Dolphins are considering will indeed be at the Senior Bowl working for their current teams, anyway. So that institutional knowledge will travel to Miami once the hire is made.)

There is also criticism of Ross being out of the country at times during this process.

It doesn't look good on the surface because it suggests the owner has left the process or become bored by it or has decided he has better things to do. This is a perception the club knows exists. And the pushback on that is that there is no part of the process Ross hasn't been a part of or will be a part of in the future -- in person.

Including, and most notably, making the final decision. 

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Hate to be technical here but Ross didn't fire Ireland.

he was obviously displeased with both Philbin and IReland at year end.

He told Philbin to make changes, he did so he stayed.

He told Ireland that he will have to be reporting to someone on personnel issues, he didn't. Ireland parts ways with the team.

So Ross is supposed to fire Philbin just because Ireland won't accept the new role?

Let's face it, this could be a transitional phase. If a new Gm comes in and does good work, he will get Ross' ear and will have a huge impact and probably making coaching changes in an unofficial capacity.

Sam, are you DASHI?

DASHI loves playing the IF GAME in his posts too.

How can you base FACTS on IF? lmao

Posted by: Sam I Am | January 20, 2014 at 03:26 PM

I have no idea who Dashi is, but my what if's are better then your fire everyone mentality when you have no idea who you would replace them with that is better.

Dolfan Rick,

SHOW ME THE MONEY! By the way Long took less money to play in St. Louis. As for Grimes last year, no one wanted him because of the Achilles injury and the unknown. Similar case with Keller. That's why they both only signed for one year.

@Mark in Toronto, finally someone that understands and is not a fire everyone with no replacement in mind person.

I wanted Jeff Fisher, however he was not going to put with Ireland, give me someone with a proven track record and yes i know Fisher is not Belechick and has no rings but compared to the last 4 clown HC's here Fisher would have been a vast upgrade.

That's right JT. Miami, Tampa Bay & a few other teams around the NFL are doing things exactly like Miami is doing it. Basically Joe Philbin & Stephen Ross are hiring the GM rather than Stephen Ross hiring a GM that hires another coaching staff. Stephen Ross went this route because he seen the type or respect & dedication this team put in for Joe Philbin. I'm sure the credit that Philbin received from Mike McCarthy & the NFL media also played into Ross deciding to keep Joe Philbin.

Sam,

They want you to use your imagination like them. The more out there the better.

And S.I.M.,

What is your infatuation with Dashi? Is it about that time of Day for the Blog to be Dashi! Dashi! Dashi!!! It usually happens after 7. What happened an early lunch at the Home cause it is MLK day.

Sam,
It's not fire everybody. It's a conversation about Ross being a good or a bad owner. His intentions are in the right place. I have no doubt he wants to win more than most everyone. He gains to profit greatly if that happens. However so far, he has proven to be lacking in his decision making and his management structure is not conducive to attract top of the line talent.

I wanted Jeff Fisher, however he was not going to put with Ireland, give me someone with a proven track record and yes i know Fisher is not Belechick and has no rings but compared to the last 4 clown HC's here Fisher would have been a vast upgrade.

Posted by: Tim Robbie | January 20, 2014 at 03:33 PM

Fischer has done nothing in St. Louis, he is just another retread that keeps cashing in on his average resume. He wanted total control of the franchise and who would be dumb enough to give total control to a person like Fischer that never had that before and so far in STL he has not proven that he deserved it.

albert,

Long took less than what he wanted the Dolphins to pay him. If I remember correctly he took a 1/2 million more than we offered to sign with the Rams.

At any rate he left because of a dispute with Ireland over his market value not Ross.

albert, they did get one front line GM talent in ray Farmer - at least by the talking heads' opinions.

Sam, Got to run. Lets just agree to dis agree. Have a good day.

Sam,
It's not fire everybody. It's a conversation about Ross being a good or a bad owner. His intentions are in the right place. I have no doubt he wants to win more than most everyone. He gains to profit greatly if that happens. However so far, he has proven to be lacking in his decision making and his management structure is not conducive to attract top of the line talent.

Posted by: albert | January 20, 2014 at 03:39 PM

Again none of us have any idea who is "top of the line" talent. Everyone thought that Parcells was "Top of the line talent" and how did that work out for us. You do interviews and then make a choice and stick with it. The only hire Ross has made so far is Philbin and he should get at least another year, pushing the reset button every few years just sets your franchise back, as we have all seen many times.

Fisher has had no QB for 2 years and still got to 8-8, that division is also murder.

You have no sources, you make BS up and blog about it. You're a moron. "Source: More GM interviews coming..." Who are they? That would be worth my time. Repeating the same BS that's been reported by everyone is a waste of time, like most of the blog posts on here!

"The Dolphins are talking to candidates as a group led by Ross, advisor Carl Peterson, Dolphins President and CEO Tom Garfinkel, RSE Ventures CEO Matt Higgins and Dolphins executive vice president of football administration Dawn Aponte."

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Hmmm, lets see.

Peterson is looking for the Football Guy.

Garfinkel is analyzing what the candidates are going to be worth paying.

Higgins is looking for the guy with the best PS skill set.

Aponte is looking for the candidate she can best control.

Ross, who has final say, likes the last guy they interview.

If I really wanted the job, I would keep delaying so I could be the last interviewee.

The dolphins should have kept Todd Bowles as HC who now is getting a lot of interest.

Well, Sam, the proof in the pudding will again be determined on team performance in 2014. When it comes to this, I ABSOLUTELY would like to be wrong.

Better this than continue to be wrong by lack of mental acuity to escape from denial. My team has a cancer. Burying a my head in sand refusing to see it, isn't a known cure.

Every year I beg this team to please prove me wrong. Every year, they promptly refuse. Still, every season I'm always eagerly open to being wrong again despite.

The people here are too convinced that firing everybody would have solved Miami's problems for good, but hiring ANY new GM OR Head Coach is ALWAYS a 50/50 proposition. The ONLY difference between cleaning house & starting over as opposed to the way they are doing it, is that they are doing the hiring in a backwards direction. The only thing that WILL EVER get this team back on track, is finding premier talent & a front office that works well together. Being that Joe Philbin has a major voice in this GM hiring, it has just as much chance to work as the cleaning house & starting over scenario.

Not a good example but the Bucs interviewed several of the same candidates and unless I missed it, still haven't hired anyone.

Lionel Vital is said to be their front runner.

Ross should move his circus to London and stop embarrassing S Fla.

One thing is certain: Karpernick will never win a title. Niners are cursed because of how they treated Alex Smith when he had won 30 of his last 35 games, was 10-1 with 120 rating leading league with 22 TDs and 2 INTs.

As I told you last year.


Hmmm, lets see.

Peterson is looking for the Football Guy.

Garfinkel is analyzing what the candidates are going to be worth paying.

Higgins is looking for the guy with the best PS skill set.

Aponte is looking for the candidate she can best control.

Ross, who has final say, likes the last guy they interview.

If I really wanted the job, I would keep delaying so I could be the last interviewee.

Posted by: Grier | January 20, 2014 at 03:45 PM

POST OF THE DAY! LMAO, it may be so true!

MIT,

They don't like to listen to facts. You know that already.

Mr.Ross said publicly C.Peterson will be making the GM decision.

But NO!! Their Imagination says Aponte is making the decision so we have too hear it 1000 times. Aponte is the GM.

Same thing with the Offense. They believe the Dolphins will run the Offense they have in their mind(2 TE and a FB). Not the System that Philbin told Ross that he was going to run (WCO that spreads the field 3-4 wide)

I love how we are suppose to take their outlandish opinion as fact. But our Fact-based opinion should be shun upon because it makes to much sense.

Then they are arrogant enough to say that we should only listen to what they say. But if we have our own opinion we are bad people because we don't take their erroneous opinion into consideration.

It is Master Baiting Tactic from the NHC.

Mando needs to stop offering Jello for Blog hits at the Home.

they are delicious when clean

@ Sam I Am.

"Doesn't mention Peyton Manning. Without Manning, this is a wildcard playoff team at best. Man most responsible for Manning be there is called:

John Elway

Do not be deceived."

You're way off here. Elway didn't know squat about running a team. He kept Xanders through the draft and through the courting process of Peyton. Once Xanders put the pieces in place he let him go.

A 5-year old could evaluate Peyton's talent. But Xanders made room for him with savvy personnel management. He also acquired the WR's that attracted Peyton above all else. One of the reasons he didn't even consider Miami.

Elway is a figure head. Nothing more. It's same job the Ross offered Marino a few years ago. The only difference is that Marino was smart enough to realize that he wasn't equipped to do the job. (at least not without front office talent).

Xanders is far and away the best personnel guy in this bunch. It's what this team needs and what Fins fans have screamed about for the last 5 years.

2 rounds of interview. So yeah. Whoever interviews last will get the job.


But NO!! Their Imagination says Aponte is making the decision so we have too hear it 1000 times. Aponte is the GM.


Posted by: Dashi | January 20, 2014 at 03:52 PM


How is this any different than you boasting for the MILIONTH TIME about the 2 TIMES you've ever been right about anything in your entire lie?

you can also dive for them

All fans want is REAL NFL people running the team in an organized fashion with an actual goal, not the current 3 ring circus with Ross wearing floppy shoes, a red nose and honking a belt horn while Aponte giggles.

Posted by: MMH | January 20, 2014 at 03:55 PM

AWE.........righty then! We finally learn Xanders is more instrumental in Peyton becoming a Bronco. Wink..wink...

I believe the Broncos are the source sending all the negative info on Xanders. They want people to think Elway was the one making all the decisions. It was a nasty break up between the two.

Just look how the Broncos draft dropped in 2013 and how the lions had a real good 2013 draft.

Xanders or Farmer are my 2 favorite candidates.

Sit boo-boo, sit. This is how Ross will find his new gm.

Hollywood,

I hear you. Yes, any team not winning can push the reset button and the circle never ends. That said, I dont care if Philbin sticks around for another year or not. The players may like him and speak highly of him, but that only goes so far before the next headline reads, Coach and Players Playing for their Jobs. I dont even care if Ross hired Peterson to oversee all aspects of the Fins football operation, as long as he brings in a sense of order to this circus. Yes Tampa is doig something similar with regards to looking for a GM; however there is one glaring difference, when they hired Lovey Smith it was clear from the get go he, not a GM or a caplogist would have the final say on players and player acquisitions. That is not what is going on in Davie. Ross is looking for some sort of player personnel extension by committee. The notion that the GM and HC will always agree is mindless and doomed to fail. To that I say bad ju ju. When the time comes, and it will. Philbin will so no and then it will get bucked up to who, Ross, Aponte? The set up that is unfolding does not inspire mucg confidence. Dont get me wrong though. If it works great , super and I will eat the crow seved up. I want to see he Fins be once again a winning, champion calibur organization.

I want my Honey Boo Boo to be the new Dolphins GM.
Anyone ever seen my little darling eat sketti & butter with a six pack of bud?

The bright spot here is that whatever candidate gets the geig, their franchises are all known for putting together good o lines at least - that's teh biggest of our concerns. Farmer in KC has two guys hitting free agency we would love. Xanders in Denver is self explanatory including local (to me) boy Orlando Franklin, even Dawson from Tennesee and what's his face from Tampa... they know something we haven't known here in a long time.

Sander, no offense man but you must have missed the part where the GM will have complete autonomy over the draft and personell?

Now of course it would help that the GM and the coach will have some philosophical symbiosis but the GM picks the ingredients here.

I was wondering how long it would take for someone to tell me that Lovie Smith has the final say in Tampa like I don't know that.

Also Tampa needs a GM that can handle the cap as well. Because Dominik did that for them and they don't have a capologist on their staff.

The new GM candidates look good. Aponte does fine with the cap.

The question remains is Joe Philbin a championship caliber coach.

Early signs aren't good but I'm keeping my fingers crossed.

I think this entire notion that the front office and coaching staff must be having an eternal love affair and singing "Kumbaya" in unison is grotesquely overrated.

Some level of diversity of opinion is NOT a bad thing nor do I think having everyone in robotic lockstep about everything is a positive. I cannot think of any successful organization that does not welcome some level of disagreement to foster creativity and present new ideas, so long as it is not toxic.

The Dolphins are a football team, not the Mormon Tabernacle Choir. I don't expect (or WANT) the GM and the coaching staff to ALWAYS agree about everything.

Riddle me this:

Let's say Ross had two VPs who as a tandem failed on two other projects. However, he gives them this job , which is to develop a undervalued piece of land and sell it for a big profit.

The first VP took a LONG time developing the property, made many mistakes along the way, arguably should have been fired somewhere along the bumpy road, but in the end he actually produced something that had cleared the biggest hurdles, was marketable and had a very eager buyer. The buyer was aware of all the warts, but lately the best attributes of the project had shown through and the path was clearly wide open to move things to the next level. Very little stood in the way.

After all the legwork, the second VP's job was to meet with the buyer and simply close the deal. What happens instead? VP #2 sh-its the bed on signing day: He's ill-prepared, can't properly explain the terms that had been already spelled out and agreed upon; the presentation loaded into the projector has somehow been replaced with a re-run of Full House; and worst of all, none of his hand-picked assistants (who, BTW, are mostly family members and all but one of whom have no experience selling real estate) are prepared or qualified to step in and save the day. In fact, a couple of them are clearly drunk. The deal is in serious danger.

However, the buyer then says: 'you know what? This is such a good deal. It wasn't the smoothest of projects, the last meeting was a huge disaster, but let's face it, all the bumps are behind us, and we're soooooooo close, so I'll give you one LAST chance for all the marbles to hold my hand and walk me across the finish line." So, knowing the stakes involved and having a full week (or season, whatever) to correct his mistakes and make some adjustments to his presentation, VP #2 then shows up to the second meeting 30 minutes late, unshowered with mustard stains on his shirt, and without the proper paperwork. also, his assistants are drunk once again. But that's not all: With a straight face he then tells the buyer he didn't actually do anything wrong and there's little he could have done differently. In fact, he says bluntly that he and his staff are 'excellent' at their jobs. Naturally, the deal is dead and it costs Ross hundreds of millions of dollars. There is no indication that any other buyer will be interested anytime soon - if ever.

So Ross rightly fires VP #1 for wasting several years on this project, repeatedly picking the wrong contractors, and having the whole deal hinge on this one last one buyer. But on what planet, in the realm of real estate, does Ross actually keep VP #2, who cost him hundreds of millions, was given the clearest of paths to finally close the deal, and after sh-itting over himself, was remarkably given a second chance, only to sh--t himself all over again? Oh, and if it was up to him, he'd keep his entire staff of drunks. That guy is FIRED in every other role in Ross' business ventures. No freakin question.

I'm sure Ross wants to win. I'm even sure he's willing to allocate the appropriate resources. But in no way is he as serious about the Dolphins as he is about his other businesses. If he was, Philbin would no doubt be gone.

@ J T SANDER : I agree with you & I am not saying that Miami is making the right OR the wrong decision on keeping Philbin, but make no mistake even if we did clean house it would have STILL been a 50/50 proposition. Who ever is hired as the new GM will have to know he is taking a gamble, because I am SURE that Joe Philbin, Ryan Tannehill, the new GM, Dawn Aponte & the ENTIRE ORGANIZATION will be on the hot seat for the 2014 season !

Take a look at the Founding Fathers, for example.

We love to sanitize history and pretend these were unified men in pursuit of identical goals but reality was far different.

In truth, they argued endlessly among themselves...harbored bitter resentments against each other...and so despised each other in some instances that it resulted in actual violence.

Yet when all was said and done they did ok, no?

People are not robots nor should they be expected to behave as such.


Let's face it, this could be a transitional phase. If a new Gm comes in and does good work, he will get Ross' ear and will have a huge impact and probably making coaching changes in an unofficial capacity.

Posted by: Mark in Toronto | January 20, 2014 at 03:29 PM

EXCUSE THIS LOOOONG RANT BUT HAVE A POINT TO ADD TO YOUR POST!

I agree with you here but lets face it at this point the talk about the 2013 draft being a total bust is a bit exaggerated from were I sit. At this point I really believe there was such a dislike between the Coach and G.M. that I've become convinced that the Coach just didn't want to play the players drafted.

I know it sounds rediculous but Philbin's actions reek to me of a control-freak who likes nothing but yes-men around him, Lazor's presser after hire sounded like a man who'd been read the rules before signing on. I could accept this very Belichik way of running the show if not for his in-game management over the last 2 Seasons which isn't superior to what we saw out of the Sparano regime and if were getting technical he inherited a D that had an over-all top-12 ranking when he took over only to finish 26th in this his 2nd Season were his philosophy should be taking hold not regressing in the fashion it has.

I further believe the DJ drafting had a bit to do with a fundamental difference in the type of D the G.M. prefered as opposed to the Coaches, right or wrong I think Ireland's claim that he drafted DJ to play exclusively at DE in the 4/3 was a bluff as he further stacked the team with 3/4 talent added to an already 3/4 deep squad. I believe the core we have right now on D can be a top-10 squad right now in the 3/4 but Philbin is unbreakable in his approach to the changing of the scheme even Belichik shifted this Yr. in Season when injuries ravaged his group and the talent at hand required the move.

In reality I believe both acted like petulant children whose unprofessional approach was enough to dismiss both on the spot the morning after the Jets game! The press is reporting about the extensive search for the teams next G.M. but I smell a rat in the room especially when they shift to an interview with Tampa's Hickey who while tenured with 18 Yrs. working for that Org. held his most important Pos. were it concerns his credentials to becoming our G.M. from 05 to 2011 were he was the Director of College scouting under the tail end of the Gruden (MESS!) F.O. through the forgettable Raheem Morris tenure!

I wonder how many have told the team that they have some stipulations of there own regarding control of the team and Coaching staff from 2015 moving forward? I see a complete mess/ruderless Adm. in the time this team has been owned by Ross which in honesty I had never had the unfortunate mis-pleasure of sitting through with any Org. in my 35 Yrs watching the NFL outside of the Hugh Culverhouse Bucs or Ford family Lions-Mess! That falls on the poor vision of Ross and lack of institutional control that has turned our once flag ship Org. into a complete laughing stock!!

"It doesn't look good on the surface because it suggests the owner has left the process or become bored by it or has decided he has better things to do. This is a perception the club knows exists. And the pushback on that is that there is no part of the process Ross hasn't been a part of or will be a part of in the future -- in person."

This is part is ridiculous. Not that Armando wrote it but that there is any criticism of what Ross is doing. The reason it's ridiculous is because of the fact that it has no bearing on the GM search. Who cares where he is today? Are they interviewing a gm today? No. So what are people complaining about? I guess they need Ross to set up a tent at the 50 yard line of sun life and live there in order for them to be happy?

Seriously, his being away right now has absolutely zero affect regarding the organization. But hell, if people couldn't hate and complain for no reason they just wouldn't be happy.

'My God, I heard he ate a hot dog at one of the meetings, it must mean he's bored.' Give me a freakin break.

In reality I believe both acted like petulant children whose unprofessional approach was enough to dismiss both on the spot the morning after the Jets game!

Posted by: fin4life

Exactly. These games wouldn't have been tolerated in any of Ross' other businesses. No question


I'm sure Ross wants to win. I'm even sure he's willing to allocate the appropriate resources. But in no way is he as serious about the Dolphins as he is about his other businesses. If he was, Philbin would no doubt be gone.

Posted by: T.O.FinFan | January 20, 2014 at 04:18 PM

This is the sentiment I agree with regarding Mr. Ross and his bungling of what appears to be his recreational hobby at our expense!

Posted by: Dolfan Rick | January 20, 2014 at 04:16 PM

Rick, have to remember everyone is "cap savy" by now. We seemed to be stuck in "early days" of cap when it was still fairly new and they needed "rocket scientists" to figure it out.

Just the new cba alone has made it possible to keep caps more balanced, simply because 1st and 2nd rd rookies no longer receive exhorbent pay days before proving they have the goods to receive the price.

Aponte is being "hailed all" when in her era we have not had to pay "franchise any money to anyone one" on a 2nd contract. Even the expensive fa's we dump before the finality of their full pay kicks in. Mostly because they "underachieve" in Miami.

But, we also learn the socalled "underachievers" again "thrive" once they leave Miami. What's really responsible for this?. We have a myriad of reason not soley based on play.

All of these things also play into why our cap situation is where it is. Not the genius of Dawn Aponte itself. Perennial MEDIOCRITY has lent a HUGE assist.

f4l, I've also wondered what Philbin and co were doing with jordan in particular.

BUt if Philbin was pulling off some kind of power play, he burnt his one chance to do it. If he doesn't make nice and the team underperforms. He will be out. He has to worry about the team performance above all else - anything personal must be washed out if he hopes to have any signficant future in this league.

OF WHO LET MR ROSS AND HIS PEANUT DOG WOMAN DO ALL THIS?? I REMEMBER THE GAME THEY HAD LAST YEAR THAT WAS ON TV IT WAS THE SAME THING AND EVEN THEY TALK OF IT AGAIN!

WICH GAME IS IT I AM THINK OF NOW?? SOME BODY HERE WILL KNOW!

Mark,

No offense taken. Nust good discourse over a common subject with both of us wanting the same outcome. Yes, I read the same and heard the same with regard to Ross' and the role of the GM. That said, it just doesnt ring true at this time. What does Ross mean by, "final say so?" Granted all the stuff we read and write about is speculation, but like I said earlier, what is going on doesn't inspire confidence. Ross also said he wants a top talent evaluator. I commend him for that as it has been sorely lacking. So, I will still argue that as long as there is no clear hierarchy then there is no real accountabily. The coach will loint the finger at the GM, the GM will point tthe finger at the coach, the coach and VP (Dawn) will point the finger at the GM, or another tag tag team will develop to take down the other. In the end and yes my scenario has plenty of "what if" stirred into the pot. Then again it has already happened. If rhis newest attempt to right the ship fails Ross will be calling Carl in about ten months and we can all agree the circus will be back in town.

@ fin4life : It's not your expense it's his because it's his business not yours. This is a business & anyone with any common sense knows he will make much more money off of it when the team starts selling post season tickets & the teams merchandise start selling.

Posted by: T.O.FinFan | January 20, 2014 at 04:28 PM

You and I see this the same! Making this situation something that only a strong G.M. with complete over-sight can fix. I know alot prefer not to see the return of any Adm. that resembled the control Parcells or Shula and JJ for that matter enjoyed in there time in Fins history but Steven Ross's way of doing things is running the Organization into the ground and requires the strong-hand of an experienced NFL F.O. At this point I doubt the ability of any and all involved to fix this without blowing it up 1st!

do you guys stand in front of mirrors talking to yourselves after everyone else has left the room out of sheer boredom?

I made endless posts alluring to Ireland/Philbin were not on the same page on the Dion Jordan draft. Endlessly I was dismissed as a "simple fool". Now the truth comes to light and it shocks you.

Still, I'm not going to brag for the millionth time about being right only twice. :)

After watching Kapernick & Wison last night, No way will T-Hill ever be able to do what they do. He just dosen't have the field instincts and pocket presence They have and he's not elusive enough. These are things you can not teach or coach a player to be great at. Better draft a QB in May. Both Wilson & Kapernick were 3rd round picks I believe. I know Wilson was. Plenty of QB's to pick from this year, thats for sure.

Rick...I know you know about Lovie Smith holding all the cards. My point is while the search for a GM in both Tampa and Miami may be similar in some respects, they are worlds apart in others. In Tampa the GM knows going in he will only be providing input while in Miami, irrespective of what Ross says the path is not so clear. I still envision a scenario where the Miami GM and Philbin will disagree. Philbin will be looking at short term goals while the GM is looking at short term and long term outcome/sustainabilty.

JT, like I said before. if there was all this finger pointing before - Philbin better not try it again - he best realize - it's his career on the line this year - he better be able to find any way to get one or two more wins out of this team.

If you think Ross is ok with perpetual losing - then you don't understand what makes up the psyche of a billionaire - they must win - always...

Yawn...................................................

I'm out for today. You guys enjoy your evening.

noreast @ 4:40, what won't he be able to do? Help combine for the 7 turnovers they had in that game?

Or finally reach one hundred yards passing in the 4th q like Kaepernick?

Or throw for one touchdown like Wilson?

I'm confident Tannehill can do all those things...

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