Do you really think it was an accident that Ireland and Ross started talking to the press immediately after the fan protests were held at team facility in Davie? Ross is a businessman and is smart enough to know that the bad publicity created by those protests would eventually affect his bottom line. So, do Ireland and Ross care what we as fans think? It appears that they do when we as fans speak the language that they understand which is the bottom line of the business.
The team will care when even less people pay for tickets after another loser season. Then again maybe they can balance the ticket loss by rolling out a new logo on merchandise.
i guess I must be a blind homer.
Joe Philbin is hired as the head coach and touted as one of if not they most organized candidates in football history with a road map clearly laid out as to what he wants and needs to build a winning team. In the first season key players were jettisoned based on desire not talent and I have to believe that was part of the plan laid out by Philbin to Ireland and Ross about how and who he wanted on his football team. Sparano was a simple man, a detailed but simple man, his offensive mentality resembled that of Mongo from Blazing Saddles "Sparano Smash"and that was the type of team we had.
Philbin has shown ability to try and adapt a system to his players, yeah he forced feed some of the players into the system but you cannot magically wave a wand and have a roster full of desired traits, you have what you have and you build off from it. Ireland I have to believe is implementing a plan which was laid out by Philbin and if he isn't on the same page as his coach he is clearly incompetent and should go out the door immediately. I have a hard time believing that is the case. With a detailed as Joe is and as big a stickler as he is, I'm willing to bet a lot of these moves that were made last season were made due to Joe's plan and not Ireland's finial say.
This team finally has a young QB, does he need to grow and learn to become a long term answer, of course he does but at least we drafted a QB in round 1 something Ireland was blasted for not doing in the past. We have a **** load of draft picks and a ton of cash with the second youngest roster in the league. This team was 7-9 with a rookie QB, there is no reason to expect anything less than a winning season next year in which case most of us will be happy. If Miami doesn't have a decent record next season, Ireland's leash will get yanked and the people who wanted him gone will be happy.
Either way you make someone happy but to me I'd be rooting for the first scenario since it likely means we are winning again, I've had enough rebuilding talk and actions. I want playoffs again and I think we are close with the roster we have now so if Ireland cannot get Miami over the hump with ideal situations this off season,I'll be the first to grab the pitch fork and torch.
"Frank's Redhot - I Put That **** On Everything!" ~ Ethel
THANK YOU. Holy ****, it's such a ****ing impatient society FH lives in.
JEFF IRELAND DID NOTHING TO ADDRESS THE WIDE RECEIVERS WAHHH WAHHHH. Gee guys, maybe he's going to address it when he's actually able to? You know, during the new draft, when he's not handcuffed to having to fill 10 other holes? Maybe with all that money he freed up? Maybe he's going to actually DO HIS JOB over the course 2 years, not ONE? Maybe he wants to get it RIGHT and not just GET IT DONE?
Philbin has a plan in mind. He likely has players (a mold, at least) in mind. He probably has discussed this with Ireland because they are, ya know, co-workers and all. Maybe, just maybe, we need to stop living in such a vacuum and pretending we know anything more than what Armando or Ben Volin tell us.