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Stephen Ross expects to win, hopes he has playoff-caliber talent

For my report on the first day of camp, please see the story next to this blog.

Here's a quick look at what owner Stephen Ross said during a press conference Friday afternoon:

### On his expectations: "I always look at every season I want to win. It’s kind of like a fresh start. The coaching staff and all the parts we put together – I’m looking to win.... People can talk the talk, but we're walking the talk. Come to the games and you'll see it."

### Does he believe his team has playoff-caliber talent? "I sure hope so."

### On Ryan Tannehill remaining unsigned (as of 1 p.m. Friday) and missing the first day of camp: "It’s disappointing. I look at the players here. I can’t deal with what’s not there."

### On whether Jeff Ireland needs to win this year to keep his job: "You take it one year at a time. I think we have a great team here and that's what I'm looking for... I'm committed to him. If I had any doubts, he wouldn't be here."

### On what he likes about his team: "This is a much faster team. It’s a totally different tone than in the past – you see the enthusiasm. The up-tempo is what people want to see."

### He met with the players and told them "why I bought the team, what my vision was. Letting them know there’s a tradition in Miami; it’s a great place to play. There’s a responsibility to the team and the fan base."

### On David Garrard: "He is a personable guy. Very confident. I think he looks good out there. He adds an awful lot of insurance to the quarterback position. He will compete for the starting job."

 ### On Joe Philbin: "Philbin wants to bring back the tradition of being a winning team. You can see his sincerity and his work ethic. You see how organized these practices are. I’m really impressed what he’s doing. [But] you’ve got to win games."

  

 

 

     

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