Ireland mentioned 2 players he expects to burst on to the scene: Miller and Matthews
You know with this new news that Ireland has been behind the scenes working on re-signing Hartline and Clemons and this suddenly brings out something we've kind of disregarded or gave oversight to...
Remember that Senior Bowl interview with Jeff Ireland? Anyone recall after him mentioning seeking playmakers and adding "speed" and when they tried to gauge which specific positions he was targeting and Ireland among a few said "slot guys"?
Recall that recent Finsiders interview where Ireland was asked about which players Ireland expected to "burst out" in 2013 and he answered the question with "two" names. We've focused on his mention of Miller to signify that Bush is out the door...
But we've left out that he also mentioned a "second" guy he expected to likewise burst out on to the scene. And that player he mentioned was Rishard Matthews.
With this news breaking out that Miami has been behind the scenes working on re-signing Brian Hartline and Chris Clemons, could this likewise be signifying that Bess, who is not only due to count $4mil against the cap and on the last year of his contract to top it all off, is likewise on his way out the door, too?
Could Miami add a Mike Wallace to start opposite Hartline and use a 2nd round pick on a Tavon Austin to replace Bess in the slot to provide more of a speedy playmaker at slot receiver? Then maybe round things out with say an Aaron Dobson in the 3rd to groom under Hartline's wing? Hmm... :ponder: