p.s. I'm not trying to fight your point of view but I just want to know what your reasoning is to want to keep him, other than not everything is his fault?
I would cancle my tryout for right tackle. I dont think I could BS just anyone.
As Nubs pointed out, Ireland's departure is only half of the equation. I certainly wouldn't rejoice without knowing who will be replacing him. To me it's like the jest breathing a sigh of relief getting rid of Pete Carroll onlly to end up with Rich Kotite. Parenthetically, I'd prefer Ireland to Carl Peterson so there's that too.
My buttom line is that IMO Joe Philbin is a keeper and now that he's obviously influencing Ireland's draft decisions, I'd much prefer to retain Ireland than replace him with someone who'd bring in his own HC if that was the choice.
The only way I won't celebrate like the team just won the Super Bowl is if they replace him with someone who has already sucked elsewhere. Otherwise, it's a new beginning, and that's all we can really ask for.
That's not what I'm saying at all. What I'm saying is, people are only concerned with firing Ireland because they think he's the root of all evil. I'm not saying that Ireland is doing a fantastic job nor am I really commenting on the job he has done here, but there are other problems with this team that isn't necessarily Ireland's fault. Getting rid of Ireland isn't going to solve all of our problems. Getting rid of Ireland may not solve ANY of our problems if the guy that we replace him with isn't any better. People aren't thinking big picture here. All they want is to fire Ireland so that they can post a lot of exclamation points. But who do we hire when we fire Ireland? That's big picture thinking.
Personally, I do think we keep him. I'm not saying that I think he's done a good enough job to warrant keeping him. If Ross made this my decision, I would probably get rid of him. But I just don't think they get rid of him at the end of the season. I believe he has one more year.
I'b be stoked if only because it would stop the Fire Jeff Ireland threads
"Who's going to be our next scapegoat if the Miami Dolphins go on a two game losing streak?"