orange's shake my hand, but i keep that sanitizer on DECK!
While some are twisting Ross' words about wanting the focus to be on building through the draft as him saying the team won't sign any free agents, there is one thing we can definitely end today. The whole talk/speculation about Ireland's job status this year. While it was clear to some, including myself, as far back as late November/early December that he was going to be retained, some people as late as today were still talking like there was a chance he was going to be let go. Hopefully those few finally have come to terms that Ireland is here for 2013. End of story. Period.
I really like that Ross put Ireland on notcie today that it is win or go in 2013. Let Ireland finish his plan and see it through and if it doesn't work out, change directions. Ross is a smart man.
Perhaps it's just wishful thinking on my part but I think Jeff was given assurances that he would be safe in 2012 but 2013 would need to be a significant improvement. That's really about the only way I can read the moves made by the organization for them to make any sense.