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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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Since the Miami Dolphins decided to part ways with Tony Sparano, most Dolphins fans have focused on the guy that has been left behind….Jeff Ireland. Ireland is still the Dolphins GM because he has a good relationship with Stephen Ross, who believes the Dolphins are talented enough to win soon. Well, most of the Dolphins [...]
Dolphins general manager Jeff Ireland rarely has a slip of the tongue. He has occasionally misled listeners, such as when he talked about selecting a defensive player the year the Dolphins selected left tackle Jake Long with the No. 1 pick in 2008, but Ireland generally says what he means. And when he drops hints, it is usually intended.
DAVIE, FL Tony Sparano was fired Monday as headcoach of the Miami Dolphins. The only shock was that it took so long.
Now, Dolphins fans anxiously wait to see if general manager Jeff Ireland loseshis job.
Ireland should be the next to go so that the Dolphins' house-cleaning and roadto redemption will be made complete. But apparently that's not going to happen.
There they were late Monday afternoon, announcing the end of Tony Sparano’s career with the Dolphins and introducing Todd Bowles as an interim coach. There they were, discussing how the Sparano firing was a decision they made together. There they were, talking about how they will search together for the best available replacement.
The expansion Miami Dolphins were understandably terrible as a fledgling franchise, losing more games than they won and missing the playoffs in four consecutive seasons from 1966 to ’69 before Don Shula came on the scene in 1970.
Tony Sparano will be out as coach of the Miami Dolphins at the end of the season.
The Miami Herald reported that while Sparano will be dismissed, general manager Jeff Ireland is expected to return.
There was speculation that Sparano's job could be saved after the Dolphins won four of five games following an 0-7 start to the season. The lone defeat in that span was a one-point...
There they were late Monday afternoon, announcing the end of Tony Sparanos career with the Dolphins and introducing Todd Bowles as an interim coach. There they were, discussing how the Sparano firing was a decision they made together. There they were, talking about how they will search together for the best available replacement.
In what will be one of the final Scouting Notebook's of the 2011 Season (BUT, similar, mini-pieces multiple times a week will be coming), I'll take a look at the type of football player I really don't look forward to discussing: the ESPN ratings boosters, meaning Tim Tebow. I'll take a look at what his abilities as a quarterback means to future scouting the position...
Two meaty Miami Dolphins Talking Points to jumpstart your Wednesday: 1. Dolphins need to find a way to keep Mike Nolan. Even though general manager Jeff Ireland is still here and Stephen Ross hopes that next season won’t be a rebuilding year, many changes are inevitably coming to the Dolphins. A new head coach will [...]
It’s best to let things digest for a couple of hours before trying to break it down, regurgitate what you’ve just swallowed. That approach keeps us from come to any hard and firm conclusions.
It also allows us to avoid foot in mouth disease.
Those who have followed me for a while should know I’m not a knee jerk kind of guy. Jerk maybe….but not knee jerk.
I have to dissect...
First off, here at Phins Phocus we would like to wish all the best for Tony Sparano in the future as he was a great man and someone you could respect, unfortunately he was a pretty bad NFL head coach.
We have lived through the fist pump, through the conservative play and really a complete lack of understanding how to manage a football game however Tony Sparano was still able to...
The Miami Dolphins are talking to former Kansas City Chiefs president, CEO and general manager Carl Peterson about taking an executive position with the team.
The Miami Herald reported Wednesday that the team could place Peterson at the top of the food chain in football operations, even above general manager Jeff Ireland.
While Ireland would still handle day-to-day personnel duties...
Another year, another awkward press conference starring Dolphins owner Stephen Ross. Last winter, Ross sat next to Tony Sparano and G.M. Jeff Ireland to try to explain to the media why it made sense to give Sparano a contract extension despite openly going after Jim Harbaugh for the team’s head coach. (The picture of that…