For those of you who couldn't wait to see Miami Dolphins' general manager Jeff Ireland get the boot, you will have to keep waiting. The Miami Herald reported Monday morning that the Dolphins extended Ireland's contract through 2014. Prior to the extension he was under contract to remain with the team until the conclusion of the 2013 season.
Since Ireland's arrival in 2008 fans have been quite displeased with his work. That year the Dolphins won the AFC East division and went to the playoffs. However, since then the Dolphins have yet to make the playoffs in four straight seasons.
Not until this season have the Dolphins shown any signs of real potential. Ireland had a strong hand in the turn around.
In 2012, he selected quarterback Ryan Tannehill in the draft. In the recent offseason Ireland acquired cornerback Brent Grimes, linebacker Dannell Ellerbe and wide receiver Mike Wallace by signing them to groundbreaking contracts. As a result the Dolphins stand undefeated at 3-0 for the first time since 2002. Furthermore, they've grown their chances of making the playoffs to 75%.
It was further reported by the Miami newspaper that this deal may have been done in the off-season and was only just announced because the 'Phins are making great stride. Nonetheless, this unit wouldn't be where it is had it not been for the behind the scenes work of their general manager.
A similar pattern to that of 2008 seems to be forming this season. Here's to the 2013 Miami Dolphins being just a dynamic, if not better!
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