Lets just say that Parcells had the final say on everything and therefor we can't blame Ireland for anything cause it was Parcells doing the drafting and we can only judge Ireland after Parcells left. Two things. First, what makes anyone think that Ireland didn't agree with Parcells on all those picks. For all we know he might have since he's been Parcells's boy right from the start. 2nd, what has Ireland done to convinced anyone that he's so different than Parcells. In his first draft alone he took a center at 15. Last April with his 2nd round pick he took a RT when everyone knew how bad we needed a WR. Those are the kinds of players that Ireland would pick but yet, Ireland did the same thing. You guys don't get it? The apple doesn't fall far from the tree.
He was not brought in to scout players although Im sure they wanted his input. Everyone basically had clear cut job, some people just want to act like Ireland had little input as the GM which seems pretty damn false
Do you not find it odd that Bowels finished with a 2-1 record with his only loss at NE (The best team in the NFL at that tuime) by a Field while Sparano could only mustur up a 4-9 with the same excat talent? Todd Bowels, while good coach, only got 1 interview as a head coach after leaving the fins.
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