The Miami Dolphins were once the model franchise in the National Football League with stability in ownership, the front office, the coaching staff, and even at many positions on the field.
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.
The Miami Dolphins held the first known interview for the vacant offensive coordinator job Wednesday. According to ESPN’s Adam Schefter, Philadelphia Eagles quarterbacks coach Bill Lazor was in Miami Wednesday to interview for the job.
Miami Dolphins owner Stephen Ross’ move Tuesday to part ways with general manager Jeff Ireland may have pleased fans initially, but the question remains now of what talented general manager candidate would want to come to the dysfunction in Davie?
After serving six seasons as General Manger, the Miami Dolphins and Jeff Ireland have mutually agreed to part ways.
Miami Dolphins owner Stephen Ross has left the team’s complex without any announcement regarding the makeup of the organization for 2014.
As the Miami Dolphins completed an epic late-season collapse against the New York Jets last Sunday, owner Stephen Ross became so upset he turned away from the game because he could no longer watch. Ross has reportedly been meeting with his top advisers since then and a decision on the fate of several members of the staff and a decision on any staff changes could come as early as Thursday.
According to CBS4 news partner the Miami Herald, Dolphins General Manager Jeff Ireland has now been given “assurances” by Ross that his job is safe, despite the Dolphins being just one game above .500 and one game out of the playoffs.
Miami Dolphins’ fans have not been shy to make their feelings about general manager Jeff Ireland known. From planes flying overhead to small protests outside the Dolphins’ facility, fans have repeatedly said they want Ireland out.
Getting sacked has been one of the biggest issues facing the Miami Dolphins offense this season. The same terminology may soon be applied to the coaching staff and general manager in the wake of the harassment scandal that has enveloped the team.