im just going to read this thread, not going to say anything else on the ireland issue for Lockz to jump down my throat
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However Armando kinda re-iterates my point made on multiple threads that Ireland played his hand for this season....if he sits on the money thats a nother storey but Hell its not even free agency yet
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Now, as for the more obvious failures. We gave Jake Grove $14 million guaranteed (for which he delivered a total of 12 games). Justin Smiley got $9 million guaranteed (for 15 games). Gibril Wilson likewise got $9 million guaranteed (he played in all 16 games -- unfortunately). Does somebody want to argue there were other teams knocking down the door to sign these guys? 'Cause I could use a nice laugh.
Richard Marshall is just the latest in a long line of **** covered breadcrumbs. But then, there are people will tell you this was Ireland's first year with the team so the history of such incompetence isn't relevant.
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Colombo was horrible but at least he played. Eric Green and his two year, six million dollar deal didn't even make it out of training camp, thus he seems to have been forgotten. Only half of Green's deal was in yearly salary which means a nice big 'ol steaming chunk of it was in bonuses.
Can't forget Ernest wilford.
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My pet conspiracy theory on the Colombo signing is that Sparano wanted him and Ireland signed off on it as a way of giving Sparano a way to hang himself with Ross... something Ireland could point to as a way to shift blame for the team's failures from him to Sparano.
Probably not the way it went down (after all, someone devious enough to come up with such a scheme is probably not dumb enough to gloat about drafting Patrick Turner), but it's the romantic in me.