Thursday, October 06, 2011

What does that even mean?

I've been hearing a lot of "talk" coming from the Dolphins.  Sparano says "we'll get this thing turned around" and Ross says "we still believe we have a good team and we'll get on the winning path" ...

But what does that mean?  They expect the team to go 12-0 the rest of the way?  11-1?  10-2?  Anything less would not - at least in my humble opinion - be much of a turnaround.  

Maybe they go 9-3 the rest of the way.  That would put them at 9-7, and on the outside looking in to the playoffs - and that would undoubtedly mean consternation on the part of the owner. Finishing 9-3 might cause him to say "Tony's still my guy" and we're back to being average.

In summary, I'm simply confused by what is considered "getting it turned around"...

And while I'm on the topic, I read Armando's article where he talks about why he thinks Jeff Ireland stays, regardless of what happens to Tony.  I have to agree - and it underscores how Ross is blinded by his lack of knowledge in football matters and puts too much stock in what his *one* guy is telling him (Peterson).

I am not claiming to be an expert by any stretch.  However, I would argue that most of us who have Dolphins sites know a fair amount about football and can see through the "fluff" and could probably create an informed opinion about the state of the fins, whether Ireland deserves to stay, how Tony is doing, etc.  And in spite of our loyalty, I think we could be fair about it.  

Hmmmm....In fact, I think I'm going to reach out to the other sites, and see what we can do.  Maybe we come up with something that helps Steve Ross out? Or maybe not?  I dunno.
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