I agree with most of what you posted. I beleive Ireland is on an upswing and is improving. We have had many worse GM's through here up to Ireland tenure and many worse coaches since Shula when he was run out of Miami by some of the fans and media back then just like we are seeing with Ireland now. We also live in a generattion of instant gratification with little long term vision which also contributes to this fan and media outrage. My opinion does not mean I am against upgrading any position including the GM. I would like to add when they invented free agency years ago it took away from some of the real development of players and coaching aspects. Too bad IMO it was fun seeing the fringe players develop like Jim Jensen into stars for your home team.