Aug 29, 2013; Miami Gardens, FL, USA; Miami Dolphins general manager Jeff Ireland looks on prior to a game against the New Orleans Saints at Sun Life Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Steve Mitchell-USA TODAY Sports

Jeff Ireland Lands Job With Seahawks


For now, Jeff Ireland is employed.  The Seattle Seahawks announced today that former Miami Dolphins GM Jeff Ireland has been hired as a draft consultant.  Ireland made his way up the rank and file in Dallas as a personnel man and was brought to Miami with Bill Parcells and given his first GM position.  Miami fans rallied to beg Stephen Ross to fire him.  Apparently not everyone sees him the way the fans did or do.

The job in Seattle for now is temporary but Seahawk GM John Schneider has said that the two sides will talk after the draft about a full time position with the team.

Ireland’s tenure in Miami was highlighted by a departing Bill Parcells two weeks before training camp opened, a question about WR Dez Bryant’s mom, calling a fan an asshole after he was berated by the fan at a stadium concourse, had a “Fire Ireland” banner flown over the stadium, and finally internal issues with a coach he didn’t want and a cap-ologist with whom a power struggle ensued.

Ireland had his contract “mutually” terminated by owner Stephen Ross shortly after the seasons end.  Still, not a bad move for a guy fired from the Dolphins to the Super Bowl Champions…albeit the pay is way less.

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  • Jcartwright67

    I wish him well. I jumped on and off the band-wagon with Ireland, but he was hardly the whole problem. Parcells knocked this team back a decade. I still don’t get the NFL’s fascination with that POS(Person Of Significance: possible acronym definition). Ireland didn’t quite understand he was under a microscope or didn’t care. I still laugh at the Dez thing and the fan got what he deserved. NFL teams are still investigating the backgrounds of these young men and their respective families. We just hired a former FBI agent by way of example. I don’t think we should draft anyone who has a family full of HR attorney’s. Just sayin!

  • J holobinko

    Really! Draft consultant! What a joke! This guy is a complete idiot! Goes to show you about this world. It’s not what you know, it’s who you know!

  • Pentax Shooter

    Someone please correct me if I’m wrong, but re: Dez…. didn’t he say something like, “My dad was a pimp… my mother worked for my dad”? Of course, she could’ve been his secretary…

  • BlueTalon

    Hopefully Ireland is just doing the draft day equivalent of a scout team.