Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Ireland Did The Right Thing

Timing is everything.

 And by releasing Dan Carpenter now, Jeff Ireland not only proved to be a General Manager conscious of the bottom line, but more importantly, he proved to be a man of integrity.

He could have kept Carpenter in camp for another week or two as an expensive insurance policy just in case rookie kicker Caleb Sturgis implodes during the preseason.

But no, Ireland did the right thing.

Not only does this move show Sturgis that the Dolphins have all the confidence in the world in him, it also shows Carpenter how much respect they have for him by allowing him plenty of time to compete for a job with another team in the league.

Well done Jeff Ireland and fair sailing to you Dan Carpenter.

Carl Leone
Dolfan since 12/25/1971
Carldleone@aol.com
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4 comments

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Excellent Points! All true.

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This is true. I'm glad Jeff Ireland is getting better press these days.

By the way, you history of Dolphins insignias has a slight error. The first few years of the Dolphins, they had a big Dolphin in front of the sun, then they went with the smaller Dolphin maybe about the time of Don Shula's arrival, then went back to the bigger Dolphin as you say here, in 1974. If you look at pictures of people like Rick Norton, you'll see that I am right.

Best wishes,

Rob H

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Rob I am sure Dave will take notice of your comment about the logos. He just may not have had enough room on the banner without cluttering it up.
Keep reading and sharing your thoughts and ideas.

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Good eye Rob. You must be a true fan.

The logo has certainly had many changes over the years. Some bigger and some subtle. I was attempting to show the major changes and the evolution over time.

So I designed the logo accordingly. And as Carl notes, space was a driving factor.

That said if anyone has the detailed logo evolution and wants to share, I'd be happy to create a post about it. And you get your name in lights.