Henne sucked. Henne always sucked. Henne will always suck. And we continued to roll with him. Enough sugar coating it. He's not longer on the team, so you don't need to defend him anymore.
Are you saying Ireland had nothing to do with keeping Sparano around (and completely baseless)? That's too bad, because I was going to give him credit for the Philbin hire (partial, of course, just as he was partially responsible for Sparano).
Transparency eh? Take a look in the mirror bubba. I don't think I've seen anything but positive views about him from you. No criticisms at all? The perfect GM?
I've praised him for multiple things, including Bush, Wake, and finally drafting a real QB (better late than never). I assess him on the whole. Outside of Tannehill, I feel his drafts are mediocre. I feel he has more misses with FA than hits. I think he is too reactive with his roster moves than proactive; case in point, Carpenter will still be missing field goals next week unchallenged by another kicker. He won't do anything about it until he's blown a few more games, if then.
He's going to be here through the next offseason at least, little to nothing will change that, and I'm fine with it. Ideally he would have been gone with Sparano and we could start fresh with Philbin and another GM. But, nothing can be done with that and he's bought more time by finally addressing the most important position in football. He's made some solid moves to get draft picks (even if it did require admitting some of his moves were busts, which I give him credit for too). Now I just want to see him use the picks and cash properly. Get some more playmakers in here. Get Tannehill some weapons. And don't use any more high picks on the o-line unless it's to replace an overpriced Jake Long (and even then, move Martin over and grab an RT later).
He has no excuses. A good GM can have this team competing for the division by next year, a decent one can get it done by the year after. Also, my expectations for the GM aren't the same as they are for the QB and HC. Those two positions need to be very good to great. A merely decent GM is good enough for me, so long as they acknowledge what the most important position in football is. So, long story short, I don't hate Ireland. But if people are going to make false statements about Ireland, I'm going to call them on it. (e.g. saying no to Orton was not HIS decision)