People on this board just keep on telling us that we have cap space and pics. But we don't have a GM that knows how to use it. We've been maxed out on cap space the last few years and have no playmakers to show for. It doesn't matter how many pics you have unless you use them right. We have wasted so many pics in the last 5 years on linemen and both our lines got pushed around last night and still no playmakers. Why should anyone think that Ireland will do good in free agency or the draft? How many free agents did we get this past off season? About 8 or 9? How many are still with the team? None. We needed a WR or TE but instead took a RT with our 2nd round pick. He got abused last night.I'm sorry but I have no confidence in Ireland to do good in free agency or the draft. I hope they get rid of him and do it as soon as the season is over. Do not wait any longer. This guy has done nothing for our team.
Ireland has been building an NFL roster for 5 years! 5 years everybody.
A new coach cannot excuse the fact that he's had the reigns and drafted poorly. He traded draft picks for Marshall, then let him walk for chump change. Used a 1st on Vontae then traded him for a 2nd. Passed on Earl Thomas who was best player available and a need so he could trade back and get Odrick and Misi.
Guys this team is not going anywhere until Ireland is relieved of his duties.
WE ARE THE 21ST CENTURY VERSION OF THE CLEVELAND BROWNS. REBUILDING EVERY YEAR
IMO we are still suffering effects of Parcells manifesto and drafts. I actually like Irelands last two drafts. I think Ireland shouldn't be judged so harshly yet. Yeah, his FA and trades have been hit or miss. But let's not forget the hits - Starks and Fasano (trades) and Burnett (FA) who are incredibly key guys to this team. Jury is out on Marshall but I think if he was healthy, he'd be a hit as well.
The only move than we can unanimously condemn is Marshall for two thirds. The organization really cut off the nose to spite the face on that one. Even then, I imagine that is more on Philbin requesting him gone, because I can't imagine any GM, on his own accord, trading away a pro bowl beast WR when your WRs are already thin.
If all you're goin' on is my confession, forget it. I'm simply not credible. -Dale Gribble
Ireland has consistently missed on 1st - 3rd rounders and that is the kiss of death.
It would of started with taking john beck over that broken down piece of junk jake longBy asking for solutions, and not just problems.