I've got a question for everyone: how many GMs in the NFL can you name? 3? 4? Have you ever heard the national media or other players talk about them? So the fact that Ireland's name is national, and players are talking about him is not a good thing. Rather, its a bad thing. We had the same problem when Rick Spielman was here more or less, didn't we?
But that's not all. In an article today, Armando talks about Jeff and tells us that he wants to "build this offseason through the draft" and that he was handcuffed by the salary cap.
First things first: you are down about 4 starters (two on each side), and some key reserves and you intended to put rookies in there? Or maybe some guys who couldn't crack the lineup last year? Yikes.
And then the salary cap. Clearly, YOU are the problem with the cap. You've been here for going on 5 years. Only a few (what is it, 3?) players are left from a previous coach or GM. So that means that all current contracts have your signature on them. If the Dolphins don't have money to spend, that is your fault, and you can't simply explain it away as "oh its the salary cap"....you know what the cap is. You have a cap-ologist. You knew last offseason there would be a smaller cap when the CBA was signed.
No, this mess the team has is all on you. As I said before: 7-9, 7-9, 6-10. The players account for most of those records.
And from what I read: Peyton really had no interest. Alex Smith took this as a free paid vacation to Miami, but had no interest. And Matt Flynn saw the Fins weren't serious about signing him. So, while Jeff "tried" - he really didn't.
I am not joining the media in calling for his ouster, because they focus on the wrong things. I am calling for his ouster because he can't manage the cap, and can't find good enough players.