Flynn, I think Joe Philbin knew what he was and they lowballed him just an insurance policy because he knew the system.
You can't extend Jeff Ireland on 2 moves that literally didn't require much from him at all. Why not look at the history of this guy and see the many busts he has had and read up on other "personnel guys" that could be available to us this offseason before settling for Ireland because a couple picks have flashed. I think he is in charge of the draft next year . . . but I need to see much more before he gets my endorsement for resigning him to an extension.
For all those who nitpick some of our later round picks not seeing the field... when your done, list me the teams, in any order you wish, who have.all theyre draft picks contributing
Has Jeff Ireland been perfect or the best GM? No. But does that mean we should just get rid of him? Parcells is the real enemy. No one seems to blame him because of his petigree. But it was parcels who drafted jake long over Matt Ryan, drafted pat white, and passed on Hakeem nicks and Kenny britt for Vontae Davis. It was parcels who hired an incompentant coach in sparano to be his puppet. I don't think henne was a bust, I think sparano ruined him. We have our long term coach, philbin is a winner. Give Jeff some time. We could be in Jacksonville or KCs position, but we are not.
With a draft coming up where we need skill positions and with Jeff's track record of not acquiring an appropriate amount of quality skill positions . . . Miami would be foolish to settle with him without atleast seeing who else is available . . . that said I think Philbin has more control than is being let on, especially in regards to the offense, so with him doing that and Jeff's capabilities with the front 7 and Coyle potentially giving advice on secondary guys . . . maybe this is the team that "sticks" and gets it right.
Still it's extremely foolish to extend this guy at this moment and that is why this thread is silly. We are 3-3 coming off of 3 straight sub .500 seasons and everybody has been fired except him . . . that sure doesn't sound like a ringing endoresement for an extension.
If Henne was so blatantly terrible that he alone held a perennial division winner in the cellar, then who should we be blaming for having him be the only option for 4 years?