Many here have posted of their "dislike" for Ireland, as well as the NEED to have Play Makers on the team. They are all fair opinions but, here is something to consider.
Last year, we had a play maker in Marshall at WR, 1214 yards and a Pro Bowl, Hartline with 549, and Bess with 537 We had Bush at RB, 1086 yards in a great season, and DT with 581. We had Fasano with 451. We had Moore at QB, with a VG QB rating at 87.1. We also had a VG D. Where did that get us? Nowhere at 6-10.
In 2008, we had Ginn with 790 yards, Camarillo with 613, and Bess with 554. We had Ronnie with 916 yards and Ricky with 659. We had Fasano with 454, and Martin with 450 in a double TE. We had Penny, with a 97.4 QB rating. We also had a VG D. Where did that get us? Into the playoffs at 11-5.
Were Ginn and Camarillo better than Marshall and Hartline? No way in hell. Were R & R better than Bush and DT? Doubtful at best. Was the D about the same? Pretty much.
Was Penny much better than Moore? Without a doubt!
In this NFL, everything comes down to the QB, and all we can hope for is Tannehill being the answer. Everything else matters little. JMO