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.
If the 2013 Miami Dolphins could be summed up in just a few words it would likely be, consistently inconsistent.
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.
The mess that is the Miami Dolphins organization continued to deteriorate Monday, despite owner Stephen Ross speaking for the first time on the matter and announcing a new committee to look at the state of the team.
The soap opera that is the Miami Dolphins continued to take more turns late Thursday and into Friday morning.
Every team in sports or business will at some point have to deal with issues that damage the reputation of said team/company. Most will come through it and recover. But as scandal after scandal and failure after failure keep piling up for the Miami Dolphins, how much more can the team’s reputation take?