Found December 13, 2011 on sun-sentinel.com:
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Miami Dolphins General Manager Jeff Ireland doesn’t have many slips of the tongue. That’s something I’ve picked up during his four-year tenure in South Florida. He’ll try a couple slight of hand tricks from time-to-time, but Ireland generally says what he means. And when he drops a hint it is usually intended. That’s why the most revealing tell from Monday’s firing of Tony Sparano was Ireland’s comment about the head coach search, which began yesterday. “Obviously, you’re looking for experience,” Ireland said. “You’re looking for a guy that’s been in the trenches before, a guy who’s a tireless worker. A guy who understands offenses and defenses.” The key word in that job advertisement, which went out to the nation on Monday, was EXPERIENCE. That means the hot assistants ready for a head coach call up need not apply. The Dolphins have gone that route twice – Cam Cameron and Sparano – in the past five years and it hasn’t exactly worked out. The college coach thing didn’t w
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