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    Armando Salguero: Ireland deserves praise

    http://miamiherald.typepad.com/dolph...situation.html

    The Pittsburgh Steelers, Dallas Cowboys, Oakland Raiders, Philadelphia Eagles, New England Patriots, New York Jets, Buffalo Bills, Detroit Lions, and New Orleans Saints all either cut players or restructured contracts to help create cap room for themselves in the coming weeks.

    Other teams, such as the New York Giants, might be ble to do little by way of re-signing their own players because they expect to be knocking their helmets on the cap's ceiling.

    Meanwhile, all is well with the Miami Dolphins. All is quiet. Nothing to see here.

    Why?

    Well, because Jeff Ireland has done an excellent job saving his (or owner Stephen Ross's) pennies the past couple of years and the savings have added up to a boon in cap space this year.
    (Peanut gallery: But Mando, the reason the Dolphins have so much cap space is because they're just a mediocre team that didn't make the playoffs for the fourth year in a row. If you're not in the playoffs, you should have cap space the next offseason.)

    Wrong.

    Let us refer back to the list of teams above that had to do invasive surgery on their contract structure to get out from under their salary cap ailments. The Bills didn't make the playoffs. Neither did the Jets. Neither did Dallas, Oakland, Philadelphia, Detroit or New Orleans.
    The point is there is no way to cheat the salary cap. It must be managed wisely to keep a team in position to enjoy its benefits.

    Jeff Ireland and his team have done that for 2013. I recognize many of you don't like the idea of giving Ireland credit for much of anything. Those folks understand why I started saying you might not like reading this post.
    This thread should be fun.

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    Must give credit for this, but will he know how to handle all this cap space?
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    Re: Armando Salguero: Ireland deserves praise

    Hes right Ireland has done a job job with the cap recebtly.

    Now lets hope he does a job spending it.
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    Ireland has given himself options, and right now those options are an empty vessel for everyone's hopes. Let's wait to see what he does with those options.

    Past performance being the best indicator of future performance I don't think it's wise for anyone to get their hopes particularly up.



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    Quote Originally Posted by TheWalrus View Post

    Past performance being the best indicator of future performance I don't think it's wise for anyone to get their hopes particularly up.
    The past draft (Tannehill, Martin, ect) was pretty solid. So by your own words, we should have another solid draft.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Zounds View Post
    The past draft (Tannehill, Martin, ect) was pretty solid. So by your own words, we should have another solid draft.
    Well thats if u only want to include one draft in your equation and its way too early to tell on the draft. Many on this board thought the 2007 and 2008 drafts were great and now years later they were not very good at all.
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    Some good points by Armando even though I don't care for some of his articles.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Zounds View Post
    The past draft (Tannehill, Martin, ect) was pretty solid. So by your own words, we should have another solid draft.
    Grabbing a QB was mandatory and Tannehill was a no-brainer given the inside info we had. The more impressive move was Martin, which was the first and only proactive move he's ever made. Of course, that depends on which thread you open. The same people who praise the Martin pick in these threads are often the same people who rip Martin to shreds in favor of keeping Long in other threads (because they are typically the same people that can't stand the idea of letting go of any Dolphins players).

    If he keeps that up with all the available cash and picks, then I'll be the first to praise him for finally shaking off the Parcells chains. He's shown signs of potentially being a competent GM by finally addressing the most important position in football and prepping for the loss of Bosel...I mean Long a year before it became a possibility. However, if he fails to bring in any playmakers, I doubt those that support any move he makes will feel any differently. Just more excuses.

    That being said, I look forward to the same people praising this article ripping Armando to shreds the next time he writes a negative article about the Phins.





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    One reason we have so much cap is because we have pretty big holes at positions and that many of the guys we have drafted are not worth the price to resign.
    Look at we may not want to resign our starting RB, our LT,our DE, our starting cb, our backup qb and we no longer have a top receiver or any depth there.
    I mean seriously doesnt that account for most of our cap space. i give credit to a degree because he did somewhat fix the mess he made but lets not act like huge holes havent help create this cap space.
    No to mention if u dont resign your draft picks im sure most teams would have cap space.
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    Quote Originally Posted by dlockz View Post
    One reason we have so much cap is because we have pretty big holes at positions and that many of the guys we have drafted are not worth the price to resign.
    Look at we may not want to resign our starting RB, our LT,our DE, our starting cb, our backup qb and we no longer have a top receiver or any depth there.
    I mean seriously doesnt that account for most of our cap space. i give credit to a degree because he did somewhat fix the mess he made but lets not act like huge holes havent help create this cap space.
    No to mention if u dont resign your draft picks im sure most teams would have cap space.
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