Jeff Ireland Should Resign Immediately

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Dolphins general manager Jeff Ireland's sports legacy will always be that of the guy who asked a prospective player if his mom was a whore, and there's no evidence to suggest it will ever be anything more than that. The current Dolphins mess centering on race-baiting potato Richie Incognito, just the latest off-the-field scandal for the team under Ireland's leadership, now adds an asterisk of hypocrisy to that legacy.

If Ireland had any decency, he'd resign immediately, and if he doesn't, well, it's high time owner Stephen Ross shows him the door.

Ireland asking Dez Bryant if his mother was a whore is now part of sports lore. Occasionally someone in the Dolphins media will try to absolve Ireland of criticism by pointing to Bryant's ongoing behavioral issues, but it's ridiculous to think Ireland is a good judge of a player's character or in any position to evaluate people by that measure. Let's look at some of the Dolphins players who were brought in under Ireland's tenure and who went astray under his watch:

  • Phillip Merling, drafted in Ireland's first year while he was still under the wing of Bill Parcells, was arrested in 2010 for allegedly hitting a pregnant woman.
  • In 2010, Troy McDaniels, signed just the season prior, was arrested for domestic battery following a fight with his girlfriend.
  • Signed in 2010, Brandon Marshall was involved in a domestic violence incident that ended with his wife stabbing him.
  • Drafted in 2010, Koa Misi was arrested in 2012 by a fugitive squad on an out-of-state arrest warrant. He's still on the team.
  • Signed in 2012, Chad "Ochocinco" Johnson was let go from the team latter that off-season after head butting his wife Evelyn Lozada.
  • Jonathan Amaya played with the Dolphins in two stints during 2010 and 2012, but during that last stint he was arrested for allegedly choking out a taxi driver on Miami Beach.

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George Hoover
George Hoover

Ross too bc a Fish stinks from the head down!

Frank Daddario
Frank Daddario

yeah. this guy really should BE IN FLORIDA POLITICS !

Kevin Clark
Kevin Clark

lol if it hasnt happened yet it is not going to so lets just shut our fucking mouths about it

Cedric Cortinas
Cedric Cortinas

Unless Bill Cowher wanted to coach the Phins.. then by all means get rid of Philbin! Lol

Cedric Cortinas
Cedric Cortinas

As much as I agree Jeff ireland's time as GM needs to come to a close, the problem's focal point isn't just with him. If the team is getting blown out day in and day out 40-0 and we can't even win at all due to lack of talent, that is a GM centric fault. The 'Phins however, have a much deeper problem that spans all the way from Steve Ross, to the coaching staff. I put a lot of blame on the lackluster offense on Mike Sherman, who nearly every game decides on a play that defies comprehention. "3rd and two? Let's throw the ball! They'll never see that coming!" And though I know it's easy to be an armchair QB, or coach, with my extensive madden video game play *sarcasm* I still believe the organization could benefit from changes in the front office. That being said. Philbin needs to stay. A completely different HC will not help in the Immediate future, especially for a young, developing QB like Tannehill. Just look at how changing coaches all the time turned out for Alex Smith. Anyway, I'll get off my soapbox. PHINS UP!

Luis A. Barberena
Luis A. Barberena

Get off your high horse newtimes, these are jocks what did you expect?

Kenn Gambe
Kenn Gambe

the owner of the cheap ass dolphins and marlins should also resign.. #letsgoheat

Jeffrey Knight
Jeffrey Knight

Whose idea was it to have pop music celebs invest in the team? If you search the film archives at the Wolfsonian in Miami Beach, you'll see pictures of the legendary entertainer Danny Thomas looking increasingly saucer-eyed and frustrated as then coach George Wilson led the expansion Dolphins to defeat after defeat. And that was in the 1960's!

Gerardo Rishmawy
Gerardo Rishmawy

ROSS should sell the team to someone who really cares and not to celebs!!! that know diddlie about football and have other agenda...... The fins are a disgrace

Alexander Fernandez
Alexander Fernandez

And he keeps woos Jonathan Martin and doesn't keep Jake Long when apparently he wasn't getting along with teammates. He rarely cuts any of his draft picks because well, there his draft picks and is an insecure punk. Get him out!

JohnKSparks
JohnKSparks

Players who willingly participate in a sport whose goal is hitting people have a tendency to hit people outside of the sport... gasp! And a General Manager allowed it! FIRE HIM!

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