The GM disaster is starting to really grate on me. I am not a “sky is falling” kind of fan and I understand that even if we were looked at as the worst franchise in the league that our GM job would be 1 of 32 jobs that many dream about having their entire life. I also realize that most GM’s got where they are because of connections and we don’t really know who will be a good/great GM until they get a shot, so “losing out” on some of the guys that didn’t interview (or who did then said “no” to a second interview) may not be the worst thing that can happen.
But Miami is starting to resemble the guy that showed up to prom without a date. A guy that may have been a normal guy, but once word was out that he was desperate for a date girls started to scatter away and then he gets shot down by the nerds of the school as he is scrambling.
I grasp that we will get a GM and Gaine may be the guy that will lead us where we need to go. I also am not a guy that is selling Philbin down the river as I think most in the NFL respect us. What is starting to become crystal clear though is that there is some type of issue with our ownership. Swings and misses every now and again are one thing, but when it is happening every time we have some type of opening it becomes an embarrassment. Ironically, the one thing that Ross says he wants (integrity) is the one thing he seems to lack.
The Tony Sparano/Jim Harbaugh issue I believe has ruined Ross’ reputation around the league. Backstabbing your own coach while he was on staff and then throwing money at him and alienating him from the GM/Front office and humiliating him was the most unethical thing I have seen (at least that was made public) by an NFL owner. We then managed to follow that up by having Ireland become the scapegoat (he may have deserved to be fired on his record, but it seemed other issues became the motivation) and take the fall for an obvious coaching problem because of some 3rd grade gossip from our Cap Lady and Head Coach. I’m just glad she wasn’t in any fan’s living room the last 2 games or none of us would even be allowed to cheer for Miami anymore.
Integrity: As far as I believe our country has fallen in some areas and as many thugs are in the NFL today, it is still seen as something desirable. Mr. Ross, please let this be a lesson or get the crap out of the way and let someone with it buy our team. I love the Phins and love a lot of the guys on the team and will root for whoever is calling the shots, but it is becoming tough to hear everyone else tell the truth about the fact that we are now the Cowboys of the AFC…