Dolphins and Jeff Ireland part ways


Feb 21, 2013; Indianapolis, IN, USA; Miami Dolphins general manager Jeff Ireland speaks at a press conference during the 2013 NFL Combine at Lucas Oil Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Brian Spurlock-USA TODAY Sports

The Miami Dolphins are in the market for a new general manager after the team parted ways with Jeff Ireland today:

With the lack of success that Miami has found under Ireland, it would be easy to have found a reason to fire him and start over, and it appears that Dolphins Owner Stephen Ross finally felt that was the best course of action.

Jeff Ireland came in with Bill Parcells and Tony Sparano from the Dallas Cowboys in 2008, but the last five seasons have seen the Dolphins go 7-9, 7-9, 6-10, 7-9 and 8-8, including a 10-game losing streak between 2010 and 2011.

Following their fifth consecutive non-winning season, Miami finished 8-8, missed the playoffs and had an epic collapse after losing to the Buffalo Bills and New York Jets to end the season. The  season was marred by the Jonathan Martin scandal and the report from the NFL will be coming soon that could have forced the Dolphins to fire Ireland if he had any involvement in it.

While it appears as if Miami will keep head coach Joe Philbin, Jeff Ireland now will join former offensive coordinator Mike Sherman as those to be let go by the franchise this offseason.

As of now, it’s unclear as to who Miami will target to replace him.

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