Discussion in 'Miami Dolphins Forum' started by Casas9425, Sep 24, 2011.
Good for him. He is right. The whole organization needs to be cleaned out again. The problem, however, is I do not trust Stephen Ross to pick the right guys. I hope he does not hire a big name coach and give him all the personnel power. I do not believe that is the right way to set up your organization. I believe the best way to do it is to get a great personnel man, and then let him hire a head coach. It does not have to be a splashy, big name guy. He just needs to be smart at x's and o's.
Unfortunately, I agree. I can picture Ross bringing in a coach/GM that will allow him to have input on personnel moves. Rarely has that ever worked for an organization and while Ross has stated that he doesn't want to get involved with the football side of things, after the current debacle, I think he would feel obligated to stay involved once his new staff is in place.
[h=3]Dolphins mysterious personnel staff make some mystifying moves[/h]
Read more: http://miamiherald.typepad.com/dolp...-up-and-critiquing-what-is.html#ixzz1Yu2us4Nm
He said it right.
hopefully ross is reading this, jeff ireland and sparano are a joke.
Cutting Benny Sapp was dumb. I know a lot of posters agreed with it at the time, but how do you cut your 3rd best CB after 1 game?? Now we could use him and instead we are picking up Nate Jones and hoping Nolan Carroll can get his act together.
don't worry....it'll all be over soon.
Secretly I wonder... me thinks Ireland is going to cave in Sparano, and is also eye-balling Barkley and Luck with a new HC
Jeff knew then and knows this second that Will Allen is DONE... and that's why Sapp got the job... Will can't stay healthy but when you give up as much yards as the Dolphin D week one you can't stand pat someone had to get the axe... Will Allen and his questionable tweets after the Pats game don't get the job done - too bad you can't cover a guy talking it up with your mouth or VD and W Allen would be scary
I have question marks about Ireland too but something tells me he survives this fiasco
The constant roster churning over the last couple of years is proof the FO doesn't have answers and searching for the right fits. Great article.
omg. feed the wolf pack. mando realizes what is coming so he repeats what he reads on here.
so Bill Belichick doesnt churn his roster?
I just dont get it. How do you have a RT who blocks nobody and keep him in? How do you get rid of Ricky and Ronnie and have no RBs after?
great article?? I said the same thing on "Hear 'O Miami Dolphins fans !!" and you guys were on me like an arab on camel...
Look the problem with this team is poor management. Period!
Just think, every week that goes by, we get closer to getting a new FO
He brings up some really good points...many of us really thought the house should have been cleaned after last season...that to delay that was only wasting yet another season.
I suspect this will be a very bad season as this team quits on the current regime. Hopefully next year will bring a franchise quarterback, and a regime that will build a winner. Its all we can hope for.
ireland came in with a decent resume but he's been a mess in miami.
bad decisions, bad attitude, he's gotta go.
Armando makes some good points in this article. I felt before the season started our biggest need offensively was a seam threat TE. Reggie Bush helps Henne in the passing game, Daniel Thomas looks like he might be for real if he can hold onto the ball, neeeds a few more games under his belt before we can make the determination. With a seam threat TE ie. Zach Miller/Greg Olsen this offense would have taken a big step forward even with Henne behind the gun.
We also seem to look lost on 3rd/4th and short situations. Regardless if polite isn't the greatest FB he does pick-up those short yardage downs to keep the chains moving. The stats prove that. This front office is not just making mistakes but they are making the Dolphins name look like a joke....it's not right. Fixable problems within our grasps and we do nothing.
Thought he made some good points. Nothing new for those of us here with no lives and too much forum time.
Some of the personnel moves do leave you scratching your head thinking WTF?
He hit the nail on the head.
And we are on the path to SUCK FOR LUCK!
The o-line is not the problem. The run game looked just fine last sunday.
Benny Sapp would've been a luxury to have, but he's an expensive nickle, and looked terrible in the NE game. Brady went after him.
That said, we lost to 2 good teams. I think the defense will come together, and we'll be fine. But i also get the feeling the FO wouldn't HATE getting the #1 pick and the future HOFer that comes with it.
He may be right on some points and levels but frankly there'd have been more traction if editorialized by someone with legitimate impartial credibility, like Jeff D or Edgar than by one of the 2 whiny beyotch jokes covering the team and always with some real or imagined axe to grind.
You know your coaching staff sucks when Armando is right. :crazy:
Armando is right
The only problem is if we get the #1 pick most of the FO wont be around to enjoy the pick.
So, he muses at length about 3 positions, basically: nickel CB, FB and TE.
You're telling me these 3 positions are killing the team more than RT and S? ffs... He doesn't even know where the holes are, he just follows the ball...
Good read. He was right on point.
Its interesting.....I read a comment following the article referring to the reasoning behind
Ireland always nit-picking Cowboys rejects. He said reland and his scouting staff are
either lazy on their scouting endeavors of other teams released players,or they really
don't know how to competively scout so they just settle for the player their previously familiar with.....
I can't believe I'm saying this but I agree 100% with Armando. Probably because he just rehashes popular forum opinion, but whatevs.
I didn't see him say anything about whether the positions he mentioned are the ones killing the team. The point he's making is that the personnel decisions made with regard to those positions leave him questioning the abilities of Jeff Ireland.
Fasano is a pretty good TE. Mastrud has rocks for hands, but perhaps they evaluated the offense wouldn't benefit greatly from an elite pass-catching TE. Considering how they've played I tend to agree with them. Fasano is enough.
The secondary is a huge mess, I'll give him that much. But since they've sunk a 1st and a 2nd into the DBs already, I'd say it's not for lack of trying... also wasn't everyone raving about Jimmy Wilson lately? Give them a few games.
I love to see this type of sports writing. So many sports writers kiss butt with the teams to get info and treatment these days, I hardly consider sports "reporting" anything but free PR most the time. Great job on this one!
There are other ways of picking up DB's besides the draft, you know. And an experienced guy could have been brought in without it being a slight to Davis or Smith, just much needed reinforcement. We completely ignored this area by not bringing in anyone anywhere.
He ran out of paper.
I don't think Fasano is enough if you're trying to develop a young QB. That's been a mistake all along with Henne IMO.
They should've traded for Tony Gonzalez when they had the chance. Instead, Tony Gonzalez helped Matt Ryan's development, not Chad Henne's.
A tight end is a young QB's security blanket.
I saw the heading "Mando Takes Ireland to Task" and I immediately had a mental image of "dominate" Mando in kinky leather fetish gear with a whip standing over Jeff
don't be so sure!
Not a huge fan of the media... but must say the article makes a lot of sense.... unfortunately it's not "news" because the process of repeated mistakes (without accountability) has been going on for quite some time....
The way this regime treats the press it is no surprise they are going to be lined up to take their shots! Sucks to say though he is right doesn't matter who the messager is he is right!
since he has no actual insight, the reasons behind the moves he mentioned are unknown to him. edds was a 4th that blew out his knee and we cut him. pats picked him up and they cut him. he cleared waivers and is now on their practice squad. if we wanted him back for whatever reason we could sign him to the 53 man roster (like the other 31 teams could). benny sapp is still out there, available to anyone who wants him. dante rosario was cut by the panthers, signed by fox in denver, cut by fox in denver, signed by us, cut by us, signed by fox in denver (is their media "taking him to task"?). all i can see that may be criticized here is lack of depth at cornerback (and with the drafting of sean smith, vontae davis, nolan carroll, jimmy wilson, and fa signings they are trying to get it taken care of), and i am upset about that, but is a problem with 20+ other teams. And, blowing a 4th round pick (edds), which i am also not thrilled about. but without the facts and details why everything happened the way it did, armando took nothing to "task."
Agreed. Should Miami lose today the season is essentially over.
Until Sparano gets canned, this idiocy will continue. I'm fine w/ Henne & Ireland.
I just hope Ross aggresively pursues Bret Bielema or Les Miles.
That's all you need to know about any Armando article.
Did you just compare what Ireland and Sparano do to what Bill Belichick does? C'mon man. I don't mind that you continue to support this regime. Nothing wrong with holding out hope to the end. However, can we be somewhat realistic? The BIG difference between the two, in this regards anyways (Ireland/Sparano can't hold Belichicks jock), is that nearly every move Bill makes is proactive. Every move Ireland makes is merely reactive, and usually a few days late and a few dollars short.
To top it off, his supposed talent evaluating skills are vastly overrated and he appears to completely disregard the importance of depth at every position.
I can't even bring myself to finish reading this article. The moves this FO has made are disgusting to me and reading all of them lumped into one article makes me sick to my stomach. I've honestly given up on this FO and I've been behind them 100% until we lost to Houston. It's a train wreck and we need to finally clean house.....again.