Jeff Ireland is our modern day Matt Millen, just not quite as bad. Like Millen, Ireland has been under fire for an extended period of time, and legitimate questions are being raised about his ability to lead an NFL team's personnel department. Like most popular opinions, there is some credence behind why Dolphins fans are constantly frustrated, and earlier this week, Jeff Ireland gave them one more reason to resent him.
According to Joe Reedy of the Cincinnati Enquirer, the Dolphins didn't even call the Bengals to discuss Chad Ochocinco's past body of work. It's not a matter of courtesy for a GM to make a simple phone call to inquire about a former player's work ethic; it's a matter of common sense.
Marvin Lewis told Reedy, of the Ochocinco signing, "They’re going to make a determination. There is no downside for them. Chad obviously had a great career here and I know he would be excited about that opportunity."
In all reality, Ireland probably made the right move by signing Ochocinco. The Dolphins had a need for a veteran wide receiver, and Ochocinco fits the bill. The idea I'm floating is that some of Ireland's incompetence may be shining through. If I'm the GM of a major sports team, I'd be asking a player's former employer what type of guy he is in the locker room even if I've already made up my mind to sign him. If knowledge is power, I want as much of it as I can get. Maybe Dolphins fans are right. Maybe Jeff Ireland really is as incompetent as some believe he really is.
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dude - their new defensive coordinator was with Chad his entire career in Cincinnati...I'm guessing maybe YOU didn't do your homework since you failed to mention that in your report.
Some Body has to be Fired and some Hired , and the Manager Job is it.,as a company Manager , you can hire any body and dont need or have to check their pass , and for the same you can fired any body for any reason.
I want to said Write F u And you stupid coments about Miami Dolphins , you have to be from LOSER BOSTON or NY CITY, dONT hATE dolphis , BECAUSE WE WILL GOING TO WIN THE DIVICION
Shayne your the man, but the Dolphins DC was on the Bengals staff for most of the Ocho years and knows him quite well, as well as him having friends on the staff
All I have to say is that if 85 makes the team it shows that the talent level between Miami and N.E. is even greater than it appears on paper.
It's hard to tell me a guy isn't doing his job correctly and then follow it up with one example of what was likely the correct move.