I know Ireland is an EPIC FAIL at building a SB contender, but let's not equate the man with the freakin' Black Death already!!!
One GM who can identify a few playmakers, either in the draft or in free agency, and the Phins could be contenders IMHO.
Just imagine what ONE VERY GOOD speed deep threat WR that FORCED the opposing defense to account for on every play would have meant to the Phins THIS SEASON?
Just imagine what ONE BALL HAWKING DB or Safety would do for this defense?
Just imagine what ONE pass rushing threat to go opposite Wake would mean for the Phins defense?
Just imagine if the Phins had a TE...er...I mean one that could actually block and make LBs looke silly trying to cover him.
Keeping Ireland doesn't necessarily mean abject suckitude, and in no way means the franchise is doomed to another ten years of losing seasons IMHO.
We have to hope Philbin continues to make a difference on the drafting and personnel if Ireland is kept.
It will not be the best scenario, I agree, but it ain't necessarily the worst thing that could happen either.
Ross could load the team up in the middle of the night and move to LA!
Now THAT would be awful.