Jeff Ireland Should Get Fired After Dolphins Collapse Against the Jets

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Welp. That about wraps 'er up.

On Sunday, the Dolphins completed one of the most disappointing, weirdest, deflating and confounding seasons in Dolphins history (no small achievement, all things considered) by once again coming out largely flat and lifeless against a division rival. The Dolphins fell to the Jets 20-6 and finished with an 8-8 record, good for 3rd in the AFC East during a season where the Dolphins spent $200 million in free agency, moved up in the draft to acquire DE Dion Jordan and publicly proclaimed that it was "our time."

The Dolphins started the game with some desire, scoring an early touchdown on a Tannehill-to-Wallace connection in the red zone as the Jets all-out blitzed the young QB. Tannehill showed great timing and recognition on the touchdown play but then proceeded to take all that good chi and flush it down the toilet along with any hopes for the playoffs. After that TD, Tannehill only completed 11 more passes the rest of the day and even threw in his patented misfires to Wallace on a play where the wide receiver was once again completely open for a touchdown.

The Tannehill-Wallace connection has been worse than one your dad made with two cans and a string. It never got going and it seems like it never will. To make things worse, the Dolphins lost Brian Hartline early in the game and had to settle for names like Rishard Matthews and Marlon Moore when there were about 58 fairly decent WR prospects in this past April's draft that the Dolphins simply couldn't care less about having on their talent-stacked team.

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Not only were the Dolphins overmatched on the field on a talent level but Rex Ryan -- coaching for his job -- managed to out-coach, out-think and out-gameplan Dolphins head coach Philbin, offensive coordinator Mike Sherman and defensive coordinator Kevin Coyle. The Geno Smith-led Jets -- a QB whom 3 weeks ago was about as efficient an NFL QB as the Icelandic pre-historic snowman, Otzi -- beat the living shit out of the Dolphins by gaining 154 yards on the ground, being stingy on defense and smartly gobbling up tons of time in the 2nd half whenever they had the ball. Though the game was 14-7 and within hand for much of the contest until the Jets added two 4th quarter field goals, the Dolphins simply had no desire or will to win the game and treated the opportunity to reach the playoffs for only the second time since 2001 as if it was dipped in shit and covered in some face-melting super AIDS virus.

Now the fun stuff starts.


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Manny Alvarez-Jacinto
Manny Alvarez-Jacinto

Sherman, yeah. Ireland, no. This team has talent and it's first franchise qb in more that a decade and that's all thanks to Ireland. This misdirected anger is partly the reason why the media thinks our sports fanbase is a joke.

Mike Batur
Mike Batur

Wow! Someone else gets it, too. LOOOOOSER!!!!!

Lisa Ivy
Lisa Ivy

That NEW LOGO is A CURSE!!

Gerardo Rishmawy
Gerardo Rishmawy

fins won 3 miserable games and he got his contract extension. then they lost 3. how pathetic us that

Zero-One
Zero-One

I'm done with this team...they suck! How does Ireland have a job?  The best Dolphins team in my lifetime was the '85 squad...sad...

William Cutt
William Cutt

Did you guys know nfl doesn't pay a dime in taxes?!?!

Jeffrey Knight
Jeffrey Knight

Whose idea was it to either sell or give part ownership of the team to various celebrities, mostly from the field of music? Ireland, Ross, or both? Obviously, no one remembers when entertainer Danny Thomas owned part of the then-expansion Dolphins, and George Wilson was coach. Thomas played an emotional sort on both the big and small screen, and he showed real emotion...well, more like shock, awe and disgust...as he watched in disbelief from the sidelines. The 'Fins need to clean house now, starting with the front office.

Kristina Viera
Kristina Viera

Nick Ugalde Darryl Rivera Sindy Sanchez Rivera...I'll leave you with this and will not speak anymore of this disappointing season...

Javier Lastra
Javier Lastra

Can anyone guess why Ireland was unable to get the state to give monies for stadium renovations that led to not getting a superbowl? Why only one of his nine 2013 draft picks played , Diondre Jordan who had a real subpar season with 2 sacks and 18 total tackles? Why he gave Wallace a 60 million $ contract? Why Jake Long was let go and Jonathan Martin was a bust? In my oppinion it is an organizational collapse that begins with ownership. Yes Ireland should have already been fired, but Mr Ross needs to sell the team to someone who actually cares about the Dolphins legacy.

David Fernandez
David Fernandez

This article is everything i've ever wanted to read about. Please, for the love of god, fire Jeff Ireland (AND MIKE SHERMAN)!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Reuben DeOro
Reuben DeOro

Hey it looks like Peter is wearing his Ireland underwears a little too tight. Ireland ALSO traded Brandon Marshall for draft picks, picks that turned into Johnathan Martin. How GREAT of a season did Marshall just have?? Thank you. Ireland is also the gm who asked Dez Bryant if "his mother was a prostitute?" ...Yes, what a GM of GREAT character... Ireland also passed up Russell Wilson as if he was garbage & the list goes on & on & on & on.

Mo Perlman
Mo Perlman

He should of been fired BEFORE this loss. He should of been fired a LONG time ago

James G. Camp
James G. Camp

Point at/to the cancer(s) that happened around the Tampa Bay loss. Most every team has a run somewhere that dooms them to a sequence of help that never arrives in time, they also have a run that puts them on the cusp. The Patriots accomplishments really nullify excuses as long as the offensive line and defense plays solidly and the dolphins didn't get that. Philbin can't go just yet, give it another season, because several of Ireland's drafts have panned out elsewhere to be key contributors along with a cast of other solid players. Tedd Ginn Jr, he has done well in SF & now Carolina after leaving the Dolphins. Ireland can only get the pieces, it's up to a lot of other intangibles beyond their control to get that monster play or game performance at the right moment, something that is even beyond the coaches as well.

Travis Gonzalez
Travis Gonzalez

Jeff Ireland has botched every draft since 2011. Name me the top 3 draft picks he has selected that are currently making an impact. Don't worry I'll wait. Ireland has had his chance he needs to go.

Jerry Gonzalez
Jerry Gonzalez

Our fan base knows so little about football... They don't deserve a winner. A 77 year old grandma in Green Bay, Wi can tell you who started at right guard for the packers in 1978. Meanwhile in Miami we win the QB gets all the credit and we lose we blame the QB. Never mind our leading rusher didn't crack 600 yards on the year. Never mind we gave up the most sacks in the NFL. Nevermind with the playoffs on the line our defense didn't make ONE big play. We didn't get one sack forced funnel or int against a rookie QB that lead the league in turnovers and we gave up damn near 400 yards rushing in the last two weeks. Replace the coach? The GM? I think we need to replace these fake ass bandwagon front running heats my favorite basketball team Yankees are my favorite basebal team the dolphins suck and they need a QB FANS!

Wes Cowan
Wes Cowan

either he's goes or i am out as a Dolphins fan...

Czr Kil
Czr Kil

Guy should of been gone 2 years ago.

DRAKEMALLARD.0
DRAKEMALLARD.0 topcommenter

Dolphins  can't will a superbowl since 1975

Bob Newman
Bob Newman

I blame Loria! If he didn't screw up the Marlins, the Dolphins would be refurbishing the stadium. Ross would have been so busy with the renovations, he wouldn't have time to deal with day-to-day BS from Philbin and Ireland.... Which in turn would have given them more time to manage the Player Personnel and focus on replacement lineman. Let's face it, we have a decent QB and Receivers, we just need a stud RB and a few lineman...... 3-4 players away from the playoffs! We beat the Steelers, Jets, and Pats in a. 3 week run! We just need fine tuning....not dumping everyone. 8-8 this year, even with the distractions.... Amazing Year! Wait till next year when Wallace and Tannehill get on the same page!!!!

Josh Colletta
Josh Colletta

The whole organization needs to be fired. Ownership on down. This current group of people are incapable of operating a professional sports franchise, and they've proven it time and time again. Only the league can make it happen, and they should.

Peter Traini
Peter Traini

ALL GM'S are not 100% perfect,no super bowls under don shula from 1974-1995 ,but still ppl still loves him,,i say it because its true,look it up

Chgo Dave
Chgo Dave

Its always the coach's responsibility

Peter Traini
Peter Traini

Who had the dolphins as a playoff team before the season?? about 50% of fans ,this is philbins 2nd season,rome was not built in a day either,i do not like how we finished the season,but it is what it is,ireland is not the problem,never was,LOOK AT HIS DRAFT PICKS since 2011[his 1st draft,others was parcells] ireland did address needs,,we need WR help,he got wallace,,,we need CB help and he got grimes,we need OL help he got clabo/mckinnie,,GM IS ONLY FAULT IS NOT ADDRESSING A NEED IN THE DRAFT OR FREE AGENT ,,,,and he hasn't done that,,,and ppl want him fired,,,THAT PRETTY MUCH SHOWS YOUR FOOTBALL KNOWLEDGE ,,

Joe Matos
Joe Matos

He should have been fired years ago

Peter Traini
Peter Traini

article said "SHOULD" and also blame players for exacuting plays ,and play calling by the O.C

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