Less than 24 hours after the Miami Dolphins and general manager Jeff Ireland decided to part ways, some fans are celebrating the move and hoping for something positive to finally happen for the franchise.
Miami Dolphins fans have been loyal to the franchise despite a decade of failure and not winning a Super Bowl in nearly 40 years. But even though the team is showing signs of life this season, the fans’ patience may be running out.
Miami Dolphins general manager Jeff Ireland has proven to be Teflon-like for his ability to not have the Dolphins continuing woes stick to him. But, his time may be about to run out with the expected horrendous season the Dolphins are undertaking now.
As the Denver Broncos celebrated the signing of Peyton Manning Tuesday, it was yet another reminder of the heartache Dolphins fans feel each time they are rejected by a high-profile player or coach.
The Miami Dolphins have been largely kept on the sidelines during the annual free agent spending frenzy due to the salary cap. But unlike a team like several other teams against the salary cap, Miami doesn’t have the victories to back up the big spending.
To say Dolphins fans are upset Monday would be a gross understatement, based on what fans told CBS4 and AM 790 The Ticket. Fans took to the CBSMiami Facebook page throughout Sunday night and Monday morning to express their dismay.
Reggie Bush was thought by some Dolphins sportswriters to be a key piece of the puzzle to solving the Dolphins woes. Instead, in one quote he summed up the Dolphins and all of the players on the team.
During Monday night’s open practice at Sun Life Stadium, fans began chanting every time quarterback Chad Henne made an errant pass. The chant was “We Want Orton,” but head coach Tony Sparano had a message to send back to fans Wednesday.