The primary job of the GM is to find talent that fits the coaching staff's philosophy. Ireland was brought here by BP and Sparano was the HC. His job was to find talent to fit that system.
BP obviously did not value the QB position and liked the bigger more physical type of team.
Sparano shared that philosophy so what was Ireland to do? Draft contrary to what his boss and HC wanted? He would have been fired on the spot.
He is now working with Philbin and his focus is likely on players that fit what Philbin wants. That is why I don't feel his status is that important. He did well this past draft as he drafted for value and not need.
The cynic knows the price of everything, but the value of nothing
The above post is not subject to penalty under the TOS I declare the Hayden Fox defense. " It is impossible for the staff to know my context therefore I cannot be penalized"
Rizzi is another one because he has been a college head coach before and his name was tossed around last offseason for the Rutgers job.
Other than those two, I am not sure who else on the current staff would be up for promotions with other teams. Coyle is probably still another year from even entering the conversation.
I'm not sure how we are supposed to buy that firing Ireland hurts Tannehill when presumably Philbin and Sherman would remain.
Reality is whoever is brought in to replace Ireland would be a Tannehill buyer, e.g. Bill Polian.
Be careful what you wish for. A gm change may result in a coaching staff change. You just never know.
Imo, an argument can be made both pro and con when it comes to ireland.
As fans we just get to sit and watch it all unfold, and life goes on.