Mr. Ross has a lot to think about. The fans (myself included) are calling for a change. And I'm sure he has his own criteria for what to review. Maybe the committees he formed are giving him advice. Maybe Carl Peterson or someone else he trusts is giving advice. We just don't know.
But what we do know is that Ireland has been in charge of the football operation and the personnel. And how well he's done is debatable. Maybe the roster is okay and it's all coaching. Maybe it's somewhere in between.
The question is: does Mr. Ross trust him? We know he did. But now?
I heard the coach and several players say things like "we're talented and believe we're better than an 8-8 team". And that's all fine and well, but you are what you record says you are. And that's average. Certainly the coaching staff is at least partially responsible. But how much does Mr. Ross hold them accountable?
The right thing for manny fans is to fire them both and move on. But will he? Won't he? 5 coaches and 1 GM got fired today, bringing the total to 6 vacancies in the nfl. But nothing out of Miami. Does that mean anything?
And then there's still bully gate. A report that implicates gm or coach would certainly make it easy to make a decision. Clearing them might have a similar effect. Except that Ted Wells was asked by the commissioner to delay his findings until after the Super Bowl, so it's not a distraction.
You have to wonder if Mr. Ross has already seen the report. If he has, will that be a consideration? And if he hasn't, what if he does decide to keep both, and the report implicates one or both? Then what?
So who knows what he'll do. It's his team and he can do whatever he wants. Even go out and interview gms and coaches while he still has both on the payroll. ;)
But it seems like this may take a while...