Dolphins GM Jeff Ireland is responsible for the Miami’s woes.
After losing 30-10 to the Houston Texans on Sunday, the Miami Dolphins are not doing very much as a team to protect the skin of their GM Jeff Ireland.
Fans and insiders often point to Ireland as the primary reason why the Dolphins are in the shape that they are in.
In short the 2012 edition of the Dolphins looks worse than probably any group that the franchise has ever fielded.
With the exception of a few bright spots such as the rejuvenated Reggie Bush and defensive standout Cameron Wake, the Dolphins are incredibly shallow at all areas of their depth chart.
It is easy to point to quarterback Ryan Tannehill and say that Ireland misfired on that pick as he threw three interceptions in his debut.
That’s not the real problem with his reign.
It’s the idea that he will take some of the most talented players on his roster and dish them out for almost chump change.
Anybody see wide receiver Brandon Marshall’s Chicago opening? If not the former Dolphin caught eight balls for 119 yards and a TD.
In return for his services Miami got a pair of third round picks.
That led them to go cheap and long on Chad Johnson who was last seen getting tattoos of his black widow…err uh…soon to be ex-wife.
To the point, Ireland infuriated multiple members of his locker room when he pretty much gave away their best cornerback in Vontae Davis to the Colts.
The Dolphins salary cap issues? That’s got Ireland’s paw prints all over it. And he is the reason why they are carrying $15 million dollars in dead cap space as we speak. That’s $15 million dollars in money that is being doled out to people that are no longer there.
The list of his recent slips on the banana peel is longer than many think and they have led to Miami right back to where they were in 2007 when they went 1-15.
Their saving grace could be that their division rivals the Buffalo Bills lost Fred Jackson yesterday for presumably an extended period of time and that it seems like it Chan Gailey is stuck on rolling with the hapless Ryan Fitzpatrick at quarterback.
That might lead to a couple of wins by default if the Bills defense refuses to play up to their potential.
If the rumors that were reported in the Miami Herald are true, owner Steven Ross maybe starting to see that his buddy is in over his head.
If that is the case, there may be a changing of the guard forthcoming just outside of South Beach.