I'm still trying to figure out the original idiots belief of how owning a billion dollar team is a tax write off. I didn't know professional sports teams were exempt from the IRS.
guilty or not, be ready for repeat of Ireland's '09 offseason debacle, and a year from today we'll be a sorry Black Monday byline… everybody playing the 'told ya so' blame game
Ross was a rookie owner, but I think he is wising up quickly. This off season will be very telling.
In the club he is in(NFL owners) he is just a junior member without any cache.
I am sure he wants Robert Kraft's mojo.
The problem we have as Miami fans is that the owner of the team we care about may not be up to the task.
Just my .02
I fully believe Ross wants to win, badly. Imagine how embarrassing it must be to own a pro sports team and for it to have four straight losing season, getting swept by the Patriots over and over again?
The problem is that he is now in a quandary. He kept Jeff Ireland and now, so that he doesn't appear fickle, or like he is making football decisions to appease the fanbase, he probably feels like he has to keep the guy for at least one more year.
"Society became divided into camps in which no man trusted his fellow. To put an end to this, there was neither promise to be depended upon, nor oath that could command respect; but all parties dwelling rather in their calculation upon the hopelessness of a permanent state of things, were more intent upon self-defence than capable of confidence." - Thucydides, probably predicting the rise of internet message boards
Ross wants to win, and is a good guy. However, he doesn't know a lot about football.
His problem is that he kept Ireland here. If Ireland fails, we cost this franchise another couple of years. He's an already unpopular owner, he will take blame for keeping Ireland.