The Miami Dolphins have all but officially named Jeff Ireland the new General Manager of the team. Parcells met with Ireland all morning and a little past noon today, owner Wayne Huizenga flew in to the facility on his helicopter according to Armando Saluguero of the Miami Herald.
Ireland would obviously replace Randy Mueller and his hiring would usher in the start of a new era in Dolphins history. Ireland who has close ties to Bill Parcells will likely immediately get to work on evaluating head coach Cam Cameron. When I say immediate, I mean as in before he flies back to Dallas to give Jerry the bad news.
Speaking of Jones, word is that he will not fight the hiring of Ireland for the GM position but will fight to keep him employed by Dallas until after the draft. If he succeeds, Parcells will likely have to run both the draft and the free agency period before Ireland takes office.
In all reality, the coaching decision of Ireland will likely fall on Bill Parcells as Ireland will not likely have the time to evaluate Cameron. However, if Ireland wants Tony Sparano…that interview will be an easy one to do and something that Ireland can strongly lend his support to.