ESPN: Mueller "on the way out"
While this is not a revelation because practically everyone has figured Parcells was about to clean house in the Dolphins front office, the part that was a little stunning is that Mortensen said the move would happen sooner rather than later.
That suggests Parcells might move Mueller out before the April draft, which has been the logical time for Mueller's departure. Parcells is interested in hiring Dallas personnel man Jeff Ireland and will attempt to do exactly that.
But the Cowboys aren't going to let Ireland go -- if at all -- until after the April draft. If Parcells fires Mueller before April and cannot bring Ireland on until after April, he will be behind the eight ball in conducting the draft.
Mueller, you see, has spent the past four months scouting and compiling information. And he's not simply going to sit down and regurgitate that information for Parcells as he's being told to exit. So the timing seems odd.
Anyway, Parcells is sitting in booth some 20 feet from where I'm now sitting. He's got former Green Bay GM Ron Wolf in there with him. Wolf, a buddy of Parcells', isn't here to take a Dolphins job. At least he has denied being interested in one at least a dozen times in the past month. He's here to serve as a second set of eyes for Parcells.
There will be the usual live blog in the comments section today. Before heading over there, you should know that Keith Traylor is out today and Steve Fifita starts in his place.
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