2. I would say you are twisting my words...but...since your just making up arguments out of thin air I think I'll pass on repeating myself again. What's the phrase "you don't throw the baby out with the bathw water". That describes the theory on Ireland pretty well.
3. Your right. There are signnificantly more than 10 good players in every draft. However, Von Miller, your example, is an elite special player. He makes a good player look bad. Those players you draft and adapt your scheme to fit them.
4. You evaluate players using the protocols and scales handed down by the person with final say. You apply your bosses policies. That's how it works. What I have seen out of him that makes me think he will build a winning roster are Ryan Tannehill, Jonathan Martin, Tyler Thigpen, 5 picks in the first 3 rounds, and 40+ million to spend in a year when Jennings and Wallace will hit the open market.
Also, did you notice your wiki posting used the word "typically" and "normally"? Anyone who followed the Dolphins knows that Miami's situation was not typical or normal from a GM standpoint. Typically and normally the GM, as you put it "controls player transactions and bears the primary responsibility on behalf of the team during contract discussions with players. The general manager is also normally the person who hires and fires the coaching staff, including the head coach". Ireland did neither of those things. That changed one year ago when Philbin became head coach. That is when the clock began to run on Ireland.
Thank you for the quotes from Wiki.
LOL people are too much on this site... talk about battered wife syndrome.
Folks we just had our FOURTH straight losing season with no end in site and we are still defending the GM?