Jeff Ireland Reportedly Told His Job Is Safe

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Jeff Ireland might be the luckiest man in the NFL. Even after the embarrassing Incognito affair, the general manager has reportedly been told by owner Stephen Ross that his job is safe. The news may come as the Dolphins remain firmly in the race for a wildcard spot in the playoffs, but has Ireland really proved he deserves to stay?

"According to an NFL source, he has received assurances from Ross that his job is safe," writes the Miami Herald's Armando Salguero. "And based on what we are seeing lately, that would be the right way for Ross to proceed."

Ireland has never been a favorite of Dolphins fans. #Fireland has basically become his nickname. We made the case that he should probably just the save the team some trouble and consider resigning after the Richie Incognito scandal. A trip to the playoffs may buy Ireland (and Ross) some time, but if the Fins do fall apart fans will almost certainly rev up the #Fireland brigade once again.

Salguero believes Ireland's personal moves are finally paying off. Though, it's not completely uncommon for teams embarrassed by scandal and conflict to double down on the playing field. On the college level for example, just look to the way the USC Trojans and the FAU Owls turned their seasons around after the very public firings of their coaches. Is the Dolphins' recent success due to Ireland's master plan coming together or a team galvanized by scandal?

Well, as it stands now it seems we'll have the answer to that question around this time of year in 2014.

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Nicholas Ali
Nicholas Ali

This dumbass missed out on WR's C Patterson Keenan Allen De Hopkins racon Austin all to trade up for a DE that got beat out by Olivier Vernon

Jerry Gonzalez
Jerry Gonzalez

Did this guy draft anybody last year? We had a bunch of picks and none of them are playing.

Robert Lewis
Robert Lewis

The good news is that anytime a GM is told his job is safe this late in the season, his job is anything but safe.

Jason Herrera
Jason Herrera

Joseph Smith, you can do a better job man. Get in there.

Joseph Smith
Joseph Smith

Name names...just firing someone doesn't improve anything...

Joseph Smith
Joseph Smith

Who are you going to replace him with that steps in and immediately does a better job?

Kris Jovani Alvarez
Kris Jovani Alvarez

I think at this point it's more a coaching problem than it is his problem. His choices in the draft and the FA weren't all bad. Clabo was a bust at first but he has been tolerable in the last couple of games. The fact that we're close to going to the playoffs for the first time in a LOOOOONG time probably helps his case a little bit. We'll see what happens next year.

FatHand
FatHand

I feel like every couple of weeks all the top Dolphins brass gathers together and are about to fire Ireland when all of the sudden Jimmy Chitwood walks in and says "If Ireland goes, I go."

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