“Maybe I’m at a loss,” Dukes said. “If (Pittsburgh safety) Ryan Clark said what he said, well, Ryan Clark is not a knucklehead. He’s not known for going off the reservation. That means there’s talk (around the league) about what’s going on down there. And the talk is not about the owner. The players applaud him; he’s trying to bring in the pieces to win.
“The problem is one guy (Ross) is an entertainment guy, and the other guy (Ireland) is patiently trying to build a quality football team. Those two are not indigenous.”“I’ll be honest, I feel bad,” he said. “It’s as plain as the nose on my face what’s needed to do there to accomplish their goals. They have to create a buzz first, and that’s the least of the concerns of the folks handling the day-to-day football side.
“They can say they wanted Peyton, that they tried. (Tennessee owner) Bud Adams tried, John Elway tried and succeeded. The 49ers tried. Seattle tried. I’m just not convinced they tried hard enough.”“To me this shows what Joe Philbin actually thinks of him,” Dukes said. “Matt Flynn looks like (Buffalo’s) Ryan Fitzpatrick to me. He was throwing to the best receiving corps by far in the NFL. By light years. He’s not going to find that anywhere else. And if Philbin was not willing to step up in that situation, that’s OK by me.”And he’s not down on David Garrard, whom he feels never worked with even a decent receiving corps in Jacksonville.
“He’s in very familiar territory in that sense,” Dukes said. “He won a lot of football games with no receivers. I don’t know if he’s ever been given a fair shot to succeed, because he’s never had much to work with. And Miami is one of the few places he can go where he’s got a shot at a starting gig.”
http://blogs.palmbeachpost.com/theda...hats-going-on/“They had two people available who could have filled them, Peyton and RG3 (Robert Griffin III). Peyton, hey, the dude lives in South Beach. They had the money to sign not only him but Reggie Wayne and Dallas Clark. I just don’t believe they couldn’t get it done.”