There's only one question for Dolphins
General Manager Jeff Ireland
on this first day of the NFL
off-season, and it's not why he still has this chance, what he'll do with $48 million and five high draft picks to spend or whether the next few months will define his football reputation, once and for all.
It's simply this: What has he learned these last five years?
They've been pockmarked by draft mistakes, free-agent issues and problems that have translated into four straight losing seasons. Few general managers survive such a run. Ireland has.
So what lessons are learned as another Super Bowl
with winning models passes by? Let's hope: