Over the past few years, the Dolphins fan-base (me included) have called for the firing off Jeff Ireland. Despite making the playoffs in his first year as the Dolphins GM, he was unable to produce a winning team for the next four seasons, as they Dolphins finished below .500 for four straight years.
Despite struggling for consecutive seasons, Jeff Ireland’s job is secure. According to Adam Beasley of the Miami Herald, a league source told them that the Dolphins quietly extended Ireland’s contract during the offseason and is not a result of the 3-0 start. Although the details of the contract have not been made public just yet, the new contract guarantees that Ireland will remain with the team throughout the 2014 season. His previous deal expired at the end of this season.
Two years ago, Ireland drafted, Ryan Tannehill who is quickly becoming a star in this league. This past offseason Ireland continued to add weapons to this team by spending over $100 million in guaranteed contracts on players such as Mike Wallace, Philip Wheeler and Dannell Ellerbe. The acquisitions seem to be paying off so far as the Dolphins are not only 3-0 for the first time in over a decade, but they are also in a great position to overtake the New England Patriots as the champions of the AFC East.
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