You probably did see it reported in the local media. That's because every time Ireland has a major bust he's straight away leaking stories about how everybody but him was responsible. The local beat writers will print any old rubbish that their in-the-know insider feeds them. It's one of the ways Jeff has survived half a decade of mediocrity
If Stephen Ross were to have his nose rubbed right in to these facts he'd have to fire Ireland just for his sanity. What kind of scouting is that? How can you even look at that guy and think that would work?