It is unofficial. It is unannounced. Miami Dolphins General Manager Randy Mueller has been fired. The Dolphins have made no formal announcment and that announcement could come as early as today or as late as Wednesday.
Several witnesses saw Mueller driving away from the game 2 minutes left and was not in the locker-room after the game. Mueller will likely be replaced by Dallas Personell man, Jeff Ireland.
Presumably, Mueller was “unofficially” fired prior to the game. Parcells sat next to long time friend and football guru Ron Wolf during the game. Mueller nowhere to be seen. Mueller may be retained in a different position until after the draft as well. Something that many teams do after a GM is fired from his position. A years worth of work would be lost if Mueller was let go from the organization completely. Either way, it appears that he is no longer in charge of anything or titled as GM.
Mueller finished his first season in Miami with total control of football decisions related to players. His first two seasons in Miami were under the thumb of then coach Nick Saban. Saban reportedly would have fired Mueller had he stayed to coach the Phins this past season.
No word yet out of Miami on the future of head coach Cam Cameron who reportedly will be fired by weeks end. According to at least one source, Bill Parcells informed Wayne during the game of his decision. The Dolphins will likely interview Cowboys assitant head coach and offensive line coach Tony Sparano during the Cowboys bye week.
Rumors have been running rampant over the last week about some of the things that Cameron has been doing, like monitoring the teams official web-site and it’s team reporters as well as the questions and answers of the players and staff. The only real question left is will Cameron be retained past Wednesday?
This of course is all speculation until official word out of Miami confirms or denies these reports…however, several sources are making this known to local media.