Fact is, Ireland has screwed up bigtime (Naanee) among others, and he has also scored big. The latest if Tannehill. There isnt a soul in the league who doesnt recognize that Tannehill was anything but raw. Lacking experience, yeah, but not raw.
And I see people here continue to live in the past with Ireland. Well, the future is now. This is his moment and he set it up this way. It is why he is still here. He provided a plan and roadmap for Ross and it was probably very detailed and involved any situation of HC who came in. He was flexible with who the HC would be and would marry the ideas of player makeup. So whatever happened in the past is just that, the past, everyone in this world evovles and learns and gets better. Clearly, the guy has gotten better once he gets the right management around him and they work collaboratively. Sparano and Parsells are gone. They have no hold on what we do here. That is why I stay positive on Ireland. He finds gems. He goes deep. He makes mistakes, but he also has scored lately (Pouncey, Martin, Tannehill, Jones, Hartline, and done pretty good in FA minus one terrible blemish in Naanee).