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.
Dolfan since 12/25/1971