And it's ultimately up to him what he does with it. He doesn't care what Amy of us think. Only that collectively we support the team-especially financially.
So in a way, kudos to him for establishing a committee to act as somewhat impartial but football-smart group to look at his team.
Think of it as an independent evaluation. Whatever the NFL investigator comes back with, this group might have an alternate view - supposing either or both gm and coach are exonerated in the inquiry. Perhaps the committee will see things differently.
Certainly the personnel moves are puzzling and Ireland is the usual scape goat (or as he once said the most reviled man in town) when things go bad.
But Philbin shouldn't be off the hook. Dion Jordan only played a handful of plays and will be limited the rest of the year? Thats okay with them for the #3 overall pick? 2 yards rushing in a game? Really?
And then there was this "glorious" sequence on the bucs first drive. They gashed the fins and got down to 1st and goal at the 4. 1st down is an incompletion.
Then the extra tackle -Penn- came on the field after 1st down, and reported as eligible. There happened to be a shot of the referee on TV at that moment, and you could see him say he was eligible.
Then, the Bucs call timeout. They take the break, and come back, and he's on the field as an eligible receiver, and the Bucs run.
Then, its 3rd down and they remain in the same formation with him in the same position. So he's still eligible. And he scores.
IMHO, the Dolphins simply forgot about him. It was a classic moment of one coach outfoxing another. By sending him out earlier and calling timeout, they put him in a position for the 3rd down play. And lulled the fins into thinking it was a power rush and forgetting that he was eligible.
And Philbin is ultimately responsible for catching that, and reminding the defense. Bad coaching? Or simply bad luck? I argue it's the former.
So perhaps Ross will find that either or both will need to go, based on their actual performance in their jobs.