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Thread: Irelands failure to address key positions now being severely exposed

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    Quote Originally Posted by Crazy685 View Post
    If you told me you were a huge dolphins fan then proceeded to tell me that the biggest difference makers were a punter and a center I'd call you a liar.

    How you can sit there and say Cameron Wake isn't a playmaker is beyond me
    that is not what I said. Please re-read it. I said the best players on those top teams ARE difference makers. I can argue that our two best players are a center and a punter and due to position aren't difference makers.
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    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.

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    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.

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    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.


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    Quote Originally Posted by hooshoops View Post
    eric winstons more a locker room distraction than solid football player at this stage...he's headed down the marc colombo road here soon...
    Disagree on my Canes guy but, the point was who was available last year, who would have filled the needs in the OP
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    Quote Originally Posted by phinatic1399 View Post
    Everybody on here knew going into the season that we had huge holes on this team that desperately needed to be addressed. Through the first few weeks of the season we were able to disguise those flaws but now teams have adapted and we cant even beat the drudges of the league.

    1. WR- Ireland traded away our #1 alpha WR who is having a career year and never made an attempt to replace him. Instead he gave us Naanee and bj cunningham. Knowing that we were going to take Tannehill in the draft this should have been addressed. Instead we send our rookie QB out there with the worst WR core in the leauge and it is now showing. Teams are Now only rushing 4 guys and dropping 7 in coverage because they know hartline or bess cant beat them deep so the young kid is forced to throw into double and triple coverage, hence the 5 combined ints in 2 games. It Just blows my mind that you would draft a rookie qb and not give him some weapons to help him develop instead he is now regressing and this could be a blow to him mentally. Blame goes to ireland.

    2. Seem Threat TE- this team has desperately needed a playmaking TE since mcmichael was traded. Ireland has been here 5 years now and still hasnt addressed this issue it almost like he could care less. Fasano is a nice #2 TE but lets be honest he is not a dynamic playmaker and defenses do not gameplan for him. A seem threat TE is a QB's best friend. There is nothing like knowing you have a 6'6 target to be your security blanket. We took egnew in the 3rd round and he cant sniff the field. The steelers took paulson in the 7th and he actually contributes, how sad. Blame ireland.

    3. Pass rush- Wake is the only legit pass rusher on this team. Vernon has made some nice special teams plays and has a few coverage sacks but that is it. We cant rely on one guy to get to the qb every game. We need multiple options and we dont have that and were being exposed.

    4. CB- Dont get me started on this trainwreck. Sean Smith is terrible and is constantly Out of position with his back turned. Another waste of a 2nd round pick. Carrol doesnt even belong on and nfl roster and wilson is a poor excuse for a nickel corner. We Signed marshall who was suppose to man the nickel but was forced into the boundary when we traded davis and now marshall is hurt. I still think the davis trade was a good move but for rj standford to be the backup plan was a joke. The whole secondary needs to be gutted next year because it has been exposed big time this year. The whole lack of personnel planning around this vital position is a joke. The nfl is a passing league now with spread 5 wr sets but ireland doesn't undestand that.

    5. RG/RT- It was addressed but how succesful was it? Why we signed artis hicks to begin with is beyond me. Martin shows promise but his lack of strenght is a huge concern. He was getting abused last night and has been lately. Mario Williams threw him down like he was a 175lb kicker. I think martin ranks pretty low with PFF. Jerry has played ok but cannot get to the second level on run plays so we cant run the ball to the right side. And now whats most conerning is the fact that Long is a complete shell of himself and watching him get blown up by that washed up roid head merriman was confirmation for me to let him walk. Its concerning and now the running game is completely done we literally cannot run the football.

    6. FS- Clemons has been servicable, nothing great but not horrible. His tackling has improved and he has 2ints but we need better than servicable. We need a ball hawking FS that makes plays more often. This position still hasnt been addressed since hill left and that failed attempt with gibril wilson was a joke. Reshad Jones has been a bright spot and had locked down the SS spot in my opinion.

    This team is now being exposed of its weaknesess and i cannot sit here and tell u i have any faith at all with ireland handling these draft picks and cap space. My dream would be for Ross and Peterson to head up a search for a new gm and maybe bring in an omar kahn, decosta, or polian.
    Well said. How can one argue with that logic?
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    Irelands failure to address key positions now being severely exposed

    Ireland has consistently missed on 1st - 3rd rounders and that is the kiss of death.
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    Quote Originally Posted by IKNOWEVERYTHING View Post
    Well said. How can one argue with that logic?
    By asking for solutions, and not just problems.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Etuoo33 View Post
    Waaaaa! Fire Ireland Fire Philben Fire Tannehill The sky is falling. Why didn't we draft All Pro;'s at every position. Everybody knew we had holes on this team, one's that could not be filled with one draft. BM would have been cut and we got draft choices for him. That we could have been competitive for half the season, while not good enough, is still as encouraging as our collapse is frustrating. I see progress, not perfection.
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    By asking for solutions, and not just problems.
    It would of started with taking matt ryan over that broken down piece of junk jake long
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