The Browns today are on the verge of being sold to a new owner. There is talk and reports that Holmgren will be relieved of his duties once the sale is final. People in charge will always want to surround themselves with THEIR people. Unless you pluck a yes man GM from the Packers or someone who has a prior relationship to Philbin, his job will be in jeopardy if Ireland is fired. The big name on the GM market next offseason will no doubt be Bill Polian, and I know some people on this very message board have said they would like him. Pretty sure Polian will want HIS guy as the head coach and would boot Philbin out the door without second guessing. You are kidding yourself if you don't think Philbin and Ireland are connected. They are.
So now we have to ask ourselves who got the quote correct and who changed it. I wonder if there is a video of the interview that would set the record straight? I'm not gonna lie I'm much to lazy to look for it. Either way I think the people who think Ireland is on the hotseat because of this comment are looking into it much deeper than what Ross meant by it. Ross has learned from past FUBAR's that you don't give the media anything to run with and that's exactly what I think he was doing here.1. Stephen Ross, on his expectations this year: “Every season I want to win, and that’s the only way I can look at it. … I’m looking to win.” When asked if Jeff Ireland is on any sort of hot seat this year, Ross said, “I’m committed to him. If I had any doubts, he wouldn’t be here. We take one year at a time, but I think we have a great team here.”
When I die I want to hire the Miami Dolphin's to be my pallbearers so they can let me down one last time.