Keep or Kick: Jeff Ireland

Its always fun to play the blame game. People have been blaming everyone from the JLo to the fans for the Dolphins' stuggles... THE FANS!!! You know the people who spend thousands of dollars and thousands of hours to support this team. Yea they're the reason the Dolphins can't put a respectable team out there. Makes sense right? But yea back to the topic.

Its certain that Tony Sparano will not be our head coach next season. Is it fair to make him the scape goat? How about the players? Are they really good enough to compete? Was this coaching staff really given the talent to be able to win?

Does Jeff Ireland deserve to keep his job? Lets look at some of his notable pickups.

Trades/Free Agents


Eric Green

Ernest Wilford

Gibril Wilson

Jake Grove (10 games 13 mill)

Reggie Bush (atm)

Kevin Burnett

Marc Colombo

Tim Dobbins


Karlos Dansby

Brandon Marshall

Justin Smiley


Randy Starks

Anthony Fasano

Chad Pennington

Richie Incognito


Cameron Wake

You might be asking why I put Dansby and Marshall under disappointments. Both were paid like top players at their respective positions. They haven’t played that way. And don’t give me the excuse of Marshall not having a good quarterback. Not having a qb in there who can perform at least as well as Kyle Orton is an indictment on the GM itself.

I won’t categorize the drafting because everyone has a different opinion on what constitutes a successful or unsuccessful draft. But I will say this, the only great player Ireland has drafted is Jake Long. And about half the fan base views that as one of the worst picks in modern Dolphins history because we passed on Matt Ryan. People point to the starters he’s drafted as successful picks. I don’t agree with that. Misi ,for example, is an DE/OLB who can’t rush the passer. For an early second rounder that is, in my opinion, a BUST.


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