Ireland retained

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  1. TKAllDay

    TKAllDay Seasoned Veteran Donator

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    Per Rotoworld as per Miami Herald... "Associates of Dolphins owner Stephen Ross tell the Miami Herald that Ross has "seen enough improvement" this season to retain GM Jeff Ireland into 2013.Ireland appeared to be on a short leash as the season opened, but Ross and the Dolphins' upper management are encouraged after a mostly competitive season with rookie Ryan Tannehill showing promise at quarterback. "He sees progress," said a friend of Ross. The Dolphins are 6-8 after Sunday's win over Jacksonville. Miami will close out the season at home versus Buffalo and at New England."
     
  2. Miamifinz

    Miamifinz Philbin is an idiot Donator

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    If he resigns Jake Long I'm going to blow a gasket. That's the one thing I truly fear with him here.
     
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    This was part of Barry Jackson's writing lately.
     
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    I rather Ross come out and say "I'm retaining Jeff Ireland . . . end of story" rather than feed us some bogus excuse about improvement as the reason why he is keeping him.

    How can the weakest schedule since 2008 and facing the prospects of another typical Ireland 6-10 / 7-9 season be considered "improvement". Looks like more of the same. Sure he has a rookie QB . . . he is also the reason why that same rookie QB has the worst set of WR's in the NFL and a big time dilemma at CB in the offseason. Ireland doesn't seem like a guy who can find the talent to bring explosiveness to Sunlife stadium . . . which in turn will help fill the seats.

    Oh well, we knew he was getting retained outside of a complete cluster**** . . . may as well stop talking about it now.
     
  5. Nublar7

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    Not surprising since the writing has been on the wall for quite some time.
     
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    Improvement? We were 6-10 last year and will likely be 7-9 this year. Improvement?

    the colts have improved.
     
  7. steeda

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    Improvement is reaching the playoffs and having more than a mediocre offense. I have seen neither.
     
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    seriously? i could think of way worse things to blow your gasket over.
     
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    #1 We were 6-10 last year.

    #2 I think it's obvious to anyone that watches football that the Colts quit last year. This year they are playing like Manning never left. It's a farce, and they should be penalized just like those cheating *** Koreans in the olympics.
     
  10. dlockz

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    did anyone think the owner too stupid to fire sparano and too stupid to go after harbaugh right would fire Ireland
     
  11. Miamifinz

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    If he pays him the money he's asking for I'll know that once again he will ignore skill positions. Something we desperately need, and can possibly afford next year.
     
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    Joe Philbin, Mike Sherman, Kevin Coyle and Ryan Tannehill saved Ireland's bacon.

    Why?

    Philbin has steered a steady ship all year.

    Sherman, with his offensive design, has masked to the best of his ability the lack of playmakers.

    Coyle has been excellent this year. Coyle has nice front 7 thanks to Ireland (giving credit where it is due), but Ireland's decisions concerning the secondary have sucked over the years.

    Tannehill...this draft pick probably saved Jeff the most. That Ireland "found a QB" probably allows him to continue his work. By the way, I give Mike Sherman tons of credit for getting the Fins to draft RT.
     
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    there is no so thing as an easy schedule when particularly when you play the pats twice.

    We are improving because we are set at QB. That Qb is a rookie. Just because we did not make the playoffs does not mean we are not improving. OUr record shows we are still avg., but the rest of the outside world, and many on here were mostly predicting anywhere from 4 to 10 wins with most predicting around 7 or 8. So I dont see what the big stink is here considering this year. We found our QB. We also have another one behind him IMO. Just get some weapons and a few more OL and we are on our way. Everyone knows this offseason is huge.
     
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    What's this mediocre stuff. We'd have one or two more wins if our offense was middle of the pack.
     
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    I will not be attending any games next season if he stays.
     
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    Great, we get to look forward to more terrible draft picks and illogical removal of our teams most talented players. I do feel that this team is going in the right direction, but Ireland seems to have a way of ruining potential.
     
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    Cool. Enjoy having an even emptier stadium. Every loss they get will be well deserved.

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    Oh, we found our QB? So Tannehill will be named an all-pro at season's end, and make the pro-bowl? We still don't know if he's the right guy. Time will tell.
     
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    Play with the cards you're dealt and move on.
     
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    It's pretty simple Ireland convinced Ross that henne was parcells qb and tannehill is his. Strong play from tannehill saved his job, now he has to do something he hasn't done in his Miami tenure, identify skill players to help our young qb
     
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    Improvement? Haha.. Where? Ross should spend more time watching football rather than in NY running his other businesses.
     
  22. nopokerinoot

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    And I won't be watching any games, because they are never good enough to be on tv. They will get 2 local games for me, and a thursday night game.
     
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    That's an improvement with a rookie QB/coaching staff along with the fact we let go our number 1 WR/CB.
     
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    Dolphins expected to retain jeff ireland

    Associates of Dolphins owner Stephen Ross tell the Miami Herald that Ross has "seen enough improvement" this season to retain GM Jeff Ireland into 2013.

    Ireland appeared to be on a short leash as the season opened, but Ross and the Dolphins' upper management are encouraged after a mostly competitive season with rookie Ryan Tannehill showing promise at quarterback. "He sees progress," said a friend of Ross. The Dolphins are 6-8 after Sunday's win over Jacksonville. Miami will close out the season at home versus Buffalo and at New England.-Rotoworld.
     
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    Ross enjoy your empty seats!
     
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    Good. He's done a good enough job. There's talent here. Give Philbin and Ireland a couple more years and if that doesn't work you start fresh by getting rid of both. I think we are heading in the right direction.
     
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    Best punter in the league by far!
     
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    Well you can't say you're shocked, because this was to be expected and hardly news.
     
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    Thats bogus. You play one top 10 QB twice on the schedule (Brady) a couple of 10-20 guys (Schaub, Luck, Dalton) and the other 11 games you play QB's in the bottom 3rd of the league. 10 of the 16 games have been against teams with a record below .500. This was a weak schedule . . . there is no doubt about that.

    Don't confuse improvement with not having to address the most important position on the field. Just the fact that we don't have to draft a QB next year because we are still seeing if the one we just drafted is "the guy" is the reason why Ireland is staying . . . but I wouldn't use the word "improvement" to describe the Miami Dolphins this season.
     
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    Improvement at one position is not good enough, even if it is QB.
     
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    There is needs, but where did you expect him to get secondary and wide out help this last offseason? Sometimes when you have needs you have to wait years for the right opportunity to present itself.
     
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    The improvement has been in the coaching, not the freaking talent! Our owner has no clue!
     
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    Improved qb
    weakened receiver
    weakened secondary
    less depth
     
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    Roflmao
     
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    You can bet there will be at least one FA WR and one picked up in the drafts first 3 rounds. If not there will be more people on the field every week, than in the stands.
     
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    the blind leading the blind.
     
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    This off-season is way too critical to retain Jeff Ireland. We can't whiff again in free agency or the draft.
     
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    exactly. One position
     
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    This^^^
     
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    HAHA.. Seriously? Years huh...
     
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    I seriously hope you're being sarcastic.
     
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    Next year schedule with fireland has 2-14 written all over it.
     
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    This team is seriously an injury to Starks or Soliai away from a 2007 repeat. They should be co-mvps and why we have won the games we have!
     
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    Name one receiver we could have signed to put us over the top?

    He's had some misses in the draft but so does everyone.

    I love how people think they could do a much better job.
     
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    Deal with it. If it's too much to handle, find a new logo. I will wear a dolphins logo to my grave no matter the GM
     
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    We didnt draft a WR until the 6th round, a position that was the #1 biggest need on this team. That right there puts a huge hole in your argument.
     
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    "Acorns, missing out on top FA, and sub-par drafts for 2013 and beyond Dolpfans"
     
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    ---------- Post added at 10:45 PM ---------- Previous post was at 10:44 PM ----------

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    History shows you build through the draft. Teams that spend a lot in free agency typically don't win super bowls.
     
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    The guy has been here since TWO THOUSAND AND ****ING EIGHT! He has had plenty of time to assemble at least a decent receiving core.
     

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