Before I get into into detail I just want everyone who reads this to know that I am, and will always be a Miami Dolphin fan …
The only way to start a conversation about the Miami Dolphins is by saying . . “What the shit is that …?”
What are they doing over there ? It seems like they are trying to hurt a franchise that still holds a record for the only undefeated season. This is a franchise that is starving for something to look forward to. There are some serious issues on the field, and massive holes along the roster. However none of those holes can be filled unless the Fins clog their biggest gaping massive ditch of a hole, at the general manager position. Hell maybe even the owner should walk. In fact thats it !!!! They should both leave!!
(Above Photo: Owner Stephen Ross…Wow, maybe he should get under center)
Since Ireland was hired in 2008 only one good thing has happened. He worked for Bill Parcells. Once that was over the debacle that is the football in South Beach started. After the Dolphins made the playoffs in 2008, everything seemed to head downhill. There really has not been any major improvement in the team. The Dolphins just kind of sit there, lost in the abyss that is the AFC. Yeeessss they have played Tom Brady more than their fair share in the last decade, and yeeessss they have gone through more quarterbacks and head coaches than any franchise in that decade… So … Do something about it for pete’s sake. It is absolutely ludicrous that the Dolphins have not tried to steer their fortunes into a positive direction. It just seems that year after year the off-season is the worst part of the season(aside from Reggie Bush, we love you Reggie). I would rather go through an entire season of Matt Moore at the helm, than watch Jeff Ireland and Stephen Ross run another Dolphins off-season… Guess what Fin fans, we will probably get both in 2012/2013.
(Above Photo: Jeff Ireland… The Fins management mastermind)
A brief history of events…
Remember when the owner flew in his helicopter with Ireland to try and sway Jim Harbaugh to come join the Dolphins regime when they already had a head coach in Tony Sparano… And it made the news. And Coach Sparano had to hear from Rich Eisen’s mouth that his employer was looking for his replacement. AND THEN they were unsuccessful in the hiring of Harbaugh( who signed with 49ers and completely turned that franchise around). So where did they go from there ? They said sorry and signed Sparano to a two year extension. AND THEN fired him before the end of the season… “What the shit is that ?”
Do you remember in 2010 when the Miami Dolphins were preparing for their draft day ? Do you remember when Jeff Ireland sat down with then a potential Dolphin draft pick in Dez Bryant ? And then went on to ask Dez whether or not his mother was a prostitute ? Are you kidding me Jeff. Did you really ask Dez Bryant whether or not his dad was a pimp, and whether or not his mother worked for him ? Have you ever conducted a job interview Jeff ? “What the shit it that ?”
Fast forward to this off-season. The Dolphins owner Stephen Ross announced that he would try and pursue Peyton Manning to come to the organization. It was convenient seeing as Peyton had a place in Miami, and would be there during the free agent process periodically. It seemed like the Dolphins were a great fit for Manning. And maybe they could even get the likes of Reggie Wayne to sign there. Well, Reggie didn’t sign there, and Peyton has now obviously found his home in Denver… What the hell happened guys? It was so obvious that the Dolphins needed some help all over the place, and it could have been a great start to acquire Peyton Manning, one of the best offensive generals the game has ever seen, and potentially one of the smartest football players to ever walk the earth. But no … Dolphin’s management failed again and are now going another way with it. Maybe everyone thought they would be fortunate enough to get Matt Flynn … (WRONG)… He signed with Pistol Pete and Seattle Seahawks. Thats two very good fits for the Fins, that led to a bunch of heart ache and depression…
Also during this off-season they traded public nuisance Brandon Marshall. Im fine with it. What Im not fine with is getting two third round picks for Marshall, who is arguably one of the better, more physical receivers in football. I just think that there was more out there that the Fins could have got for Marshall, and it seems like they just rushed the deal to get him out of the door.
It is so hard to project what the Dolphins will do from here. I have heard countless radio shows, and organizations just rule them out completely for next season. I hope that they do more than continue build Matt Moore’s mediocracy. I hope it is more than continuing to shovel tremendous amounts of pressure on a rookie coaching staff, that actually could be quite good. And I certainly hope they don’t go after Tim Tebow thinking he could be the answer, but nothing and I mean nothing surprises me about Dolphins management.
(Above Photo: New head coach Joe Philbin pointing out how big the problem is for the fish)
The worst part about this situation to me, is that I can’t see an end for that management system. So here we go again. I wonder what the Dolphins will do on draft day. You never know what your going to get with this team. But like all loyal fans, I will keep watching, and hoping that at some point during an off-season, or during the course of the season that there are signs of a light at the end of a tunnel.