Ireland and Nepotism

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  1. DKphin

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    Shows you how an incompetent baffoon can become the GM of our football team.
    http://www.sun-sentinel.com/sports/...-rule-0111-20130111,0,4709154.story?track=rss
     
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    "Who you know", it's a fact of life in just about every profession.
     
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    Organizations and people hiring others they know, feel comfortable with and feel they are good at the job. Shocking!
     
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    The 10 year experiment: Why not the ball boy?
     
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    So what?
     
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    Let's not forget these guys too!

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    60 names there and we ended up with the two biggest fruitcakes of them all, typical.
     
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    Maybe it's time to start consolidating all these Ireland threads - especially the oft-regurgitated ones into a merged "I Hate Ireland" Master Thread. Ya think? :idk:
     
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    Wait you mean a guy got an entry level job from his grandfather and worked his way up by himself and then he made friends with and impressed the people he worked for and they like that? You don't say?
     
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    Pretty much he was giftwrapped his Job, didnt have to earn it. Nice to know .

    ---------- Post added at 09:44 AM ---------- Previous post was at 09:43 AM ----------

    lol, anything is defendable eh? shocking.
     
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    A. It's not what you know but who you know...is a very real maxim in life in any situation

    B. Although he received OPPORTUNITIES because of his connections, he has climbed his way up and kept his job through performing.

    Look Ireland is one of the best GMs in the league. We are lucky we had him come when he did. The team has been built the right way, from the inside out. Now we have strong offensive and defensive front lines with veterans, and a ton of money and picks to go crazy on skill players, who will be able to maximize their talent BECAUSE we have strong lines (and a quarterback!)

    baffoon he is not, your comment was baffoonish
     
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    Ireland worked his way up over the years and made friends along the way. Just like every person in the NFL did, this is no different. It is easy to "defend" when a lot of the time what is posted is just pure nonsense. Just because something is posted doesn't make it an interesting topic or something that needs to be evaluated.

    What isn't shocking is that you jumped into this thread supporting any negative tone. My guess is that you probably didn't even read this Omar article or the original post(perhaps just the headline?). You usually just take cliff note versions of a story and run with it as the absolute truth. It took you days to watch the Ross press conference yet you had a strong opinion about it just after it happened. Apparently a slanted cliff notes version from Armando told you all you needed to know. I deal with truths and facts, I don't like slanted views that leave out important parts of the story. I also like to deal with other people that also absorb everything and not just what they want to slant a view of something. Which is why I don't really respect your opinion anymore. The Ross thread told me all I needed to know about you.
     
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    LOL at Herm Edwards not having anyone in his coaching tree.

    Sam Wyche's coaching tree is like a family tree of someone from Kentucky...it does not fork (advanced apologies if you or someone you know is from Kentucky...)
     
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    Did you miss the part where it says that he got his present job because he impressed Bill Parcells, a person he is not related to?

    Jeff Ireland has not done a good job on the whole, but this entire line of argument is laughable. People get hired every single day for much, much more questionable reasons than Jeff Ireland did.
     
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    Exactly.

    We're set up to have a great off season for the first time in lord knows how long. I don't understand why people can't just get behind Ireland instead of constantly taking shots at him. He's shown enough encouraging signs that he'll work well with Philbin to build a team capable of bringing playoff football back to South Florida next year.

    It's win/win for all the naysayers anyway. Next year you'll either have a playoff team or Ireland will be gone.
     
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    Who exactly do you think had the biggest role in setting up this offseason? Ireland, the guy they are hating on... Generally speaking (not namimng names), the biggest Ireland haters take there GM'ing notes from Madden (the video game) and seem to think that world is reality.
     
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    :lol2: Yeah right. Of course, you also think that Sparano was a great coach who shouldn't have been fired and who'd get another HC job in 5 minutes. How's that working out?
     
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    Pot calling the kettle black, eh?
     
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    Actually, I have no problem with anyone venting, especially against Ireland as he deserves a lot but not all of it. It's everyone's right. My issue is the repetitive, redundant, regurgitated variations of what's been expressed ad nauseum showing up in new threads every time there's a new passion spasm. No matter the passion, both negative or positive of an avid fan, which I can expect and respect.... really, how many times can you say the same thing independently?

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    That's a good one. :lol2:
     
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    **** u.
     
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    I love your post. We need people on this board with a good sense of humor....he built the team the right way? From the inside out and now we have a "strong offensive line".......are you freaking kidding me? We have one of the worst o-line in the NFL. We have a center and that's about the only position that is set right now.

    Ozzy rules!!
     
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    I hope that **** u was a joke, because I was obviously joking. I've been to Kentucky before...not a bad place. Lighten up.
     
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    so you call drafting players in the 1st rd. ,then trading em for a 2nd rd. , also trading two 2nd rd. picks for a player and then trade the same player for two 3rd rd. pick is sitting the team up for a big offseason . I bet the rest of the nfl can't wait to see what this fool does next .
     
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    Ever wonder how dumb people make it to high positions? this is how.
     
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    Reggie Bush was drafted #2 over all... we trading a 6th for him... Trades and move like this happen all the time.
     
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    but bush was considered a bust ,or at least a huge disappointment , the players Ireland traded were still in their prime.
     
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    And Reggie Bush wasn't in his prime....

    you're right, you win this round Scottie!
     
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    sean payton didn't think so....or else he wouldn't of drafted m.ingram in the 1st rd. and then traded bush for that 6th rd. pick .
     
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    and how exactly has Ingram worked out for the Saints? point is the Saints at the time were the cream of the NFL crop and sold WAAAAAAAY low for a guy they took #2 over just a few years prior...

    VD was the 21st over all pick, we got a 2nd for him... Bush was #2 over all and paid a 6th.

    I already waved the white flag, you won this round!
     
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    This ^^^^^^^
     
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    I know how long, it was exactly 5 years ago....
     
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    Ironic because thats where Jeff gets his wide receivers from
     
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    Oh god just please stop with this bull****. You don't get to this position simply by being given it.
     
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    Apparently, dropping down to your knees, drinking from the cup of Parcells, and riding his coat tails to the top worked for both Ireland and Sparano. Now one has been decapitated and eagerly waiting for the other to put his head on the chopping block.
     
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    weather ingram worked out or not ,is not my point(bush is a better player imo ) ..... i'm just telling u what the saints thought of bush ,which is why they traded him so cheap,it had nothing to do with them being a top team .your clown Ireland 'just don't know what the hell he is doing ..... p.s kill the attitude ,partner...i'm just stating facts.
     
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    The Saints got rid of Bush and signed Sproles who they probably got as much or more production out of for half the money and a draft pick, don't see how anybody can fault them for that. In retrospect we should have done the same thing with Jake long.
     

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