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Wednesday, January 02, 2008

Dolphins hire of Jeff Ireland as GM (updated)

The Miami Herald is reporting that Jeff Ireland has been hired as the Dolphins general manager and the Dolphins are confirming our report with a news release.

No press conference has been scheduled yet but Ireland has already finalized the details of his new contract with Miami.

"I am excited about joining the Dolphins as their general manager," Ireland said in a statement. "I know the great tradition of the team, and in my mind [it] is one of the flagship franchises in the NFL."

Club owner Wayne Huizenga flew to the team's training facility at 12:20 -- yes, I said flew as in aboard his helicopter -- to meet the man who will work hand in hand with football czar Bill Parcells. Huizenga left sometime in the 2 o'clock hour.

Ireland will begin working for the Dolphins, "immediately," according to the Dolphins which ends speculation whether he would have to wait until after the April draft when his old contract with the Dallas Cowboys was scheduled to expire.

Let me give you an example of how certain this hiring was: When the Falcons were thinking they had landed Parcells, he practically made Ireland's hiring part of the deal. He wanted Ireland in and Rich McKay out. So Arthur Blank agreed to hire Ireland, sight unseen, assuming Parcells was coming.

Parcells and Ireland worked together for four seasons in Dallas and Ireland was in his current position for three of those. The two had dinner last night and showed up to the training facility at around 8 a.m.

This became official around 3:15 p.m.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Sweet. Just let me know when we actually become a football team again.



12:33 PM  
Blogger Ken said...

this is the reason Cam has not yet been fired. Now Ireland can fire him which will make him look like he has final say. This is definitely a step in the right direction. Young blood.

Thanks for the most up to date Phins coverage Armando. Keep up the good work!!

12:34 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...


A new direction, a new fate. See you Cam. Great! Boy this is going to be fun! A new broom definitely sweeps clean!

12:38 PM  
Blogger j dizzle said...

YES, Cam will be out the door by Friday!!!

Mando I thought you said the Dolphins couldn't get Ireland until after the draft.......whats up with that???

12:41 PM  
Anonymous Ramsterone said...

Jerry Jones say's Ireland can't start until after the draft.

12:44 PM  
Anonymous mike in nc said...

Nice scoop Armando!

1:05 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The dolphins can do nothing but get better without cameron. The guy has no clue what he's doing. Injuries this, play-calling that, he's terrible.. Can't wait wait to get some young blood scouting for the team.

1:08 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

why would Jerry Jones want a guy in the organization helping with the draft when he's not going to be there next year. That doesn't make any sense at all.

1:16 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

So if Ireland can't start until after the draft, and Miami is sitting there with the #1 overall, and Dallas has those two #1 picks. Does Ireland just make the trade with himself??

1:20 PM  
Blogger Rob said...


So if Ireland can't do this draft, What are the odds Ron Wolf will be involved?

1:22 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Armandope, how about buying a clue ? Ireland can start now because he's being hired as GM, a promotion that Jerry Jones can't stop. Miami will not give up a draft pick. I can't stand sloppy journalism. When this becomes a fact I expect you to be honorable and admit you are a dope.

Arizona Man

1:32 PM  
Blogger Ken said...

I don't think Jones can hold back Ireland starting if the position has "final decision" with the dolphins, which is why I don't think Cam has been fired yet. Once Ireland starts, he will boot Cam and Jones can't say the position was a lateral move.

1:32 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Why would Jerry Jones want a guy he knows is leaving making his picks in the draft. He may puff his chest about wanting draft pick compensation, but ultimately I think he would just let him go. Besides, Mando, isn't this a "promotion" for Ireland, so doesn't that mean the 'Boys can't stop him from leaving???

1:33 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Whatever, Cam and Randy are gone. New era. Let's go Phins

Kevin in Halifax

1:35 PM  
Blogger Armando Salguero said...

It's amazing to me how I am here, The Herald is breaking the news, I talk to people who tell me what is happening and what is likely to happen, and yet some of you who are reading my stuff from your bedrooms are telling me what is what on Ireland.

And arizona man, get that cactus needle out of your butt.

1:39 PM  
Anonymous longisland fish said...

Finally we seem headed in the right direction. Yes i agree, Jerry Jones is holding out for a draft pick, and would not want ireland running his draft if he's leaving.
And yes, ireland can fire cameron and bring on tony soprano!

1:39 PM  
Anonymous Trenton said...

You rock Mando. Excellent job. First again.

1:40 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

whats up with zach thomas removing his parking sign?? he didnt look happy..... its dumb to give a draft pick for an executive in my opinion.

1:42 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Armandope, who are you talking with Mueller ? Why would Miami hire a GM who can't start until after the draft ? Why not talk to him then ? By the way, ask your "source" about the NFL rule that says you can't trade picks for coaches, front office ect. Oops, a fact that makes you look wrong ! Ha, this is fun and I hope the herald knows how clueless you are.

Arizona Man

1:44 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Damn, it's SPARANO!!! Not Soprano.

1:45 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Here's a real source for you.

1:46 PM  
Blogger Brigadier Pudding said...

Are you sure Ireland can't start until after the draft? I saw a report in the Star-Telegram a few days ago that stated Ireland can and will leave immediately.

1:48 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Doesn't Parcells need to interview minorites? Won't the Dolphins be fined if he doesn't?

1:54 PM  
Blogger Armando Salguero said...

Hey know-it-alls, there is a reason you are the readers and I am the sportswriter, OK?

This is the NFL rule concerning draft pick compensation for a guy like Ireland:

"Except for Head Coaches and High-Level Club Employees (club presidents, general managers, and persons with equivalent responsibility and authority), clubs are not permitted to exchange draft choices or cash
for the release of individuals who are under contract to another

Ireland comes as the GM so he falls under the exemption.

1:56 PM  
Anonymous StayOnBoard said...

Wow some of you guys are just arrogant morons. Seriously get a grip on yourself. While I don't always agree with what this man types he is HELPING you by giving you the inside scoop before places like ESPN even have the story.

Seriously get over yourselves. Thanks Armando for keeping us up to date. I am always checking to see what the story is on our new GM and coach situation. I just don't usually post here because I don't feel like arguing with you so called "experts" who seem to know everything.

For those of us who actually care and want to participate in the conversation let's do that. For the rest of you, shut it... no one really wants to hear your cries.

2:01 PM  
Anonymous StayOnBoard said...

"I was just asking for some clarification, as I had seen conflicting reports. No need to be a jerk about it."

He, (or I) for that matter wasn't referring to your post.

See people like Arizona Man for further clarification.

2:08 PM  
Blogger Ron in Charlotte said...

Will any Tuna Lover dare respond and tell me what your reaction would be if Ireland/Tuna keeps Cam?

What will you say? Is Tuna thenan instant loser? Will you accept it as what is best?


2:09 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This comment has been removed by a blog administrator.

2:10 PM  
Blogger Armando Salguero said...

Arizona idiot: You are hereby banned from posting on this blog by ME.

Your stupidity leads the league and I don't have the patience for it today.


2:12 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Ron, nice suit. Did your mom pick it out for you ? Tuna will can cam and he does rule !

2:13 PM  
Blogger Tunde said...

It would be very sad if Cam is not fired. At first, I was a supporter, but after reviewing the game footage, I came across the bad calls, poor clock management, blown challenges, mismanagement of the Qb position, etc. Just way too much. Then there's this talk that Cam didn't burn the midnight oil despite having no wins and lackluster play. Cam will be gone by February bottomline.

2:15 PM  
Anonymous StayOnBoard said...

Arizona Man,

WHERE in his post does he ever say they have to give a draft pick to get Ireland? Maybe you should learn to read...

The only thing he said is the glitch with the cowboys but that has NOTHING to do with draft picks. It has to do with Jerry Jones letting Ireland leave early (if there is any fight) but every indication is that he will be able to go. That still remains to be determined.

In addition, Ireland is VP of scouts and personel, he is NOT a GM. So there is no lateral move, the NFL will have nothing to say about it.

Seriously, why are people so stupid?

2:15 PM  
Anonymous StayOnBoard said...

By the way, for the record I am a big supporter of the Tuna. I think he'll right the ship and make us a huge contender.... him and Ireland will do great and we'll draft great.

If he keeps Cameron I would be in full support. I believe EVERY coach should be given a second year to see if they can succeed. Cameron was also dealt a bad hand and had a ton of injuries but even still that isn't an excuse.

Folks like Jimmy Johnson, Joe Gibbs and many, many more great coaches only won 1 single game their rookie year. It has no indication he won't be a success.

That being said if Tuna/Ireland decide to fire him and go a different route Im also in full support. We brought him in for a reason, no need to question him in the first month one way or another.

2:18 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Do you think Jones kind of owes a favor to the Dolphins for Wayne letting Jason Garrett out of his contract last year.

2:21 PM  
Anonymous long island fish said...

So whats up with Jerry Jones saying he cant be released till after the draft? Can this backfire?

2:24 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Well I have never posted here before ,but i have a qestion ARMANDO, do you think Ron jaworski would be a contender or a good coach for the Dolphins?


2:37 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...


2:38 PM  
Anonymous Kamelion4291 said...

Kind of an odd situation if Ireland can't work on the Dolphins draft even if he's hired.

Here's to insane pipedreams of Ron Wolf doing Parcells a favor just once...

2:38 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

If Ireland is hired and isn't allowed to work on the Dolphin's draft this offseason, that's a pretty weird scenario.

Here's to insane pipedreams of Ron Wolf doing Parcells a favor just once...

2:39 PM  
Blogger Ron in Charlotte said...

Yeah anonymous. It is a nice suit. Armani actually. Nordstrom's. Well spent $2k if you ask me. That's just the vest. I can show you the gorgeous blonde who is by my side in that picture. I picked it out myself. And then hung it the back seat of my car next to your mom who was passed from exhaustion after the pleasure I gave her. Please come get her, she is starting to smell.

Speaking of Tuna, I like Tuna and his hiring and I think Cam may have to go, but I trust Bill, question is to you, if the Tuno, who rules, KEEPS Cam, what will you then say?

2:48 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Ireland is the Cowboys "Vice President of College and Pro Scouting." Jerry Jones is "Owner & GM." Sorry mando - you're wrong on this one.

2:48 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

yes jones does owe us a favor for letting garret out early of the contract but.... jones aint the type to do favors and i might be wrong but wasnt there butting of heads when parcells and jones worked together.... if thats true then jones might owe the fins a favor but wont b/c he wont do favors for parcells... if i remember correctly that is.

2:52 PM  
Anonymous jason said...

WHY are we moving on a guy so fast, not named PIOLI

2:55 PM  
Anonymous StayOnBoard said...

"Ireland is the Cowboys "Vice President of College and Pro Scouting." Jerry Jones is "Owner & GM." Sorry mando - you're wrong on this one."

He said something different where??

God, Im not used to having to defend anyone, but people just don't think before they post!!!

Of COURSE Jeff Ireland is VP of Scouts, Mando knows that. The JOB is for the GM of the DOLPHINS, because you cannot make lateral moves in the NFL.

This is a PROMOTION. Is it clear for everyone yet? My God. You can add up the IQ's here and still only get a 2 digit number (with a couple exceptions of course).

2:56 PM  
Anonymous finsfan said...


Is the deal going to be finalized today??? And if so, is there going to be a press con: sometime today??? Let me know dude, finally things are moving up!!!!

2:57 PM  
Anonymous StayOnBoard said...

WHY are we moving on a guy so fast, not named PIOLI"

Actually he's not. Scott Pioli (also Bill Parcells son in law) is the GM of the Patriots.

He cannot make a lateral move and become the GM of the Dolphins. Ireland on the other hand, certainly can.

2:58 PM  
Blogger Ron in Charlotte said...

Didn't Garret get promoted by going to Dallas as the OC? Wouldn't a promotion be something the Dolphins couldn't stop? I don't think we did Jerry Jones favors. I think he stole him away because he coveted him as a fture HC.

3:02 PM  
Anonymous StayOnBoard said...

"Didn't Garret get promoted by going to Dallas as the OC? Wouldn't a promotion be something the Dolphins couldn't stop? I don't think we did Jerry Jones favors. I think he stole him away because he coveted him as a fture HC."

Absolutely true! He did take Garrett because its a lateral move and its fine to do that. I THINK though Garrett was still under contract till a certain time and Wayne allowed him to leave early for the Cowboys post. I think that's the only hang up with Ireland (If Im not mistaken his contract runs till just after the draft).

I don't forsee it being a problem, but Dallas could try to cause some issues because of the draft. I figure Ireland will still be our GM by the end of today.

3:07 PM  
Blogger Ron in Charlotte said...

It was NOT a a lateral move. Garret was the QB's coach and he as made offensive coordinator in Dallas. I remember Jones HAD to do that to take him. Nobody allowed anything.Jones just foilloweed the process.

3:10 PM  
Anonymous StayOnBoard said...

Your right that was my mistake.

I meant to say NOT a lateral move, so the NFL was fine with it. Slip of the tongue/fingers :)

3:14 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I think some things are being presented in a confusing manner.

If you promote someone (Garrett from QB coach to offensive coordinator like Dallas did) no compensation is needed.

If we hire Ireland as GM that is a promotion, no compensation is needed. If we hired him to do his same job Dallas could block that move or require compensation for that, draft picks or $. That is what the NFL rule is talking about.
Think about it how many OC or DC that get head coaching jobs require compensation for? Answer none.

If we hire Ireland as GM he can start whenever we say so, Jones has no say in that.

I don't think this is very complicated.

3:15 PM  
Blogger DolfanTom said...

Great news .... I think.

Thing is, why wouldn't Jerry Jones let him go right away. Seems like a conflict of interest to know he's coming to Miami after the draft. What if he wants to make a draft pick trade w/ Miami? Whose best interests is he serving. By that logic, he's got to be coming right away.

3:26 PM  
Blogger Brigadier Pudding said...

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3:39 PM  
Anonymous dolphin will said...

All you guys are so quick to get rid of Cam, will someone tell me who the dolphins can get better? Because whomever the next coach is you guys will just bitch and moan about him to if the dolphins don't have immediate success. I get so sick of reading you guys negativity
the man deserves at least 1 more year. If you can't say anything positives don't say nothing at all.

3:40 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Great News!!!!

3:42 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The Pillaging of the Cowboys has begun!

3:44 PM  
Blogger lacesoutdan said...

We should just have Ireland stay with the Cowboys till after the draft and have him trade all of their picks for Hagan and then jump ship.

3:44 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

am i the only one who celebrates ireland`hiring??i think in the near future it will be a bigger move than parcells hiring by the time he will retire,because he is highly regarded throughout the league a a top GM and has a bright future ahead of him.thank you armando for your good job,it is good day for all dolfans.

3:48 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This comment has been removed by a blog administrator.

3:50 PM  
Blogger Armando Salguero said...

Actually pudding, I didn't delete anything. I am, however, deleting you because you got on my nerves today.

How's that work for ya?

3:51 PM  
Blogger Ron in Charlotte said...

According to PFT
"With Ireland in place, our guess is that the Dolphins will now fire coach Cam Cameron. In fact, a tipster who told us that Ireland would be hired today also said that Cameron was actually informed of his termination on Tuesday night."

PFT=Almost always right=Bye Cam

3:55 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Another GM, another coach, another system to learn, another setback for this team for another 3 years.

You "fans" clamored for Don Shula's head. You got it.

You "fans" clamored for Jimmy Johnson. You got it.

You "fans" clamored for Nick Saban. You got it.

You "fans" wanted Ricky Williams back. You got it. TWICE

You "fans" clamored for Bill Parcells. You got it.

Time will tell if I am wrong, and I will admit it when the time comes, but these "new" tires are another set of retreads, and this franchise once again throws money, rather than patience and planning, at the problem.

Matt in NC

4:00 PM  
Blogger Ron in Charlotte said...

It passes because this is his blog. This is not a reflection of the Herald, but it is a service in a medium we like and can be freel with each other. I don't care what Armando says. I read his blog and enjoy it.

4:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

What is wrong with you people? You are like a bunch of elementary school children! He is breaking us news before most if not all resources, and we are worried about his grammar skills? Come on, and be big boys and girls. I would delete poeple's entries too, if they were insulting me over ridiculous things!!! You people...

4:01 PM  
Blogger rockface said...

Armando, taking no prisoners today.

4:03 PM  
Anonymous Paul K said...

Dang Armando,

You are on FIRE today. I must not have been that bad...LOL

I know Sprano's name has been tossed around, but would Parcell's really hire an offensive minded coach?

I hope Parcell's at least interviews Mike Singletary...I watched him at last years combine, man that guy is intense, commands respect, and knows the game.

4:04 PM  
Blogger rockface said...

Arizona Mike rules!

4:05 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Arizona Mike only rules his panties! You go, Mando! Who the hell is this guy to disrespect you on your own blog?

4:07 PM  
Anonymous Patrick said...

That was a quick dismissal of Mueller. Parcells must have had zero respect for the man. It speaks volumes about why the team is in its current state. Armando said in a recent blog that he thought Mueller was doing a good job, not meaning to be condescending Armando because I thought the same thing. Obviously Tuna doesn't like the guy or as Armando eluded, it was a forgone conclusion because Ireland is Bill's boy.

Since this is a promotion then I don't think Jones can stop it as he could if it was a lateral. People are miss reading Armando's comment about Ireland falling under the exception. If Ireland was the GM in Dallas then there could be compensation involved, but since he is being promoted and is not in a high ranking position Jones can't hold him back I don't think.

It could come down to Ireland knowing and liking the type of players Parcells likes, while Mueller looks for a completely different player type. Parcells likes big bodies and rarely drafts running backs or receivers with high draft picks. Mueller likes speed players and has shown he will draft RBs and WRs with early picks... Not a match made in heaven.

Ireland has been scouting for Parcells type players while Mueller has been scouting Mueller type players. That would make Mueller's player data pretty much worthless to Parcells. Since Tuna wants to draft his type of guys it was important for him to get a GM in quick who was already looking at those players.

4:08 PM  
Blogger Cecil said...

Hey Armando don't worry about those idiots, you do a great job.

I have a question for you though; what do you think they will do as far as the offensive and defensive cordinator? Do you see them making a change there?

4:09 PM  
Anonymous longisland fish said...

RE: Matt in NC....

you are way off base...jimmy johnson and nick saban left us!!
This organization is dying for direction, leadership, respect, toughness and heart.
Bill Parcells brings all this...and cameron has got to get out asap.

4:09 PM  
Blogger Ken said...


Cam Cameron has been let go already and was informed of his termination last night. You might want to investigate this and be the 1st to report it. I'll keep giving you information as i see fit. With the advent of the internet, who needs beatwriters.

Best Regards,

FIN Insider

4:15 PM  
Anonymous Trenton said...

Ken, since you don't need Armando as the beatwriter, why are you on his blog?

4:17 PM  
Blogger Ken said...

to inform you folks of what's really going on.

4:17 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...


Are you saying you would have stuck with JJ after that humiliating loss to Jacksonville?

Are you saying you would have stuck with Nick Saban this year after his 4-win season a year ago?

My point is this: The idiot blogger base in general clamors for the flavor of the month and to Dolphins ownership credit, often gets it.

But the results don't bear out the hype. What did JJ give us? NOTHING, not even a Division Championship. What did Saban give us? An old broken down team.
What did Ricky give us the second time? More broken promises.

True, Bill Parcells has a record and a reputation, and for some that offers hope. But Johnson and Saban had a great reputation and record as well.

I just hope our new Tuna doesn't stink as bad as our last flavors of the month.

Matt in NC

4:19 PM  
Blogger Ken said...

Just busting chops. Mando is one of the best in the business.....Profootballtalk is reporting Cam was canned last night.

4:19 PM  
Anonymous Trenton said...

Actually, all you're doing is informing us what a driveling dope you are.

4:21 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

ARMANDO is the GM on this house today...good job Mando....clean it up here so we can read breaking news and enjoy the stories...thanks for the scoop GM ando!!!!

4:21 PM  
Blogger Ken said...

Trenton....beautiful city...if you like lung cancer.

4:22 PM  
Anonymous Trenton said...

This from Show's me who is kicking butt and taking names.

POSTED 1:56 p.m. EST, January 2, 2008


Armando Salguero of the Miami Herald reports that the Dolphins are close to hiring Cowboys exec Jeff Ireland to be the first General Manager of the Bill Parcells era.

Ireland, the V.P. of college and pro scouting in Dallas, was immediately linked to Parcells, even before Parcells was headed to Miami. Ireland's name first came up when it looked like the Tuna would be taking over the Falcons.

4:23 PM  
Anonymous Vestee Jackson said...

MANDO is tougher than the TUNA!

Keep up the great reporting

4:25 PM  
Anonymous StayOnBoard said...


Cam Cameron has been let go already and was informed of his termination last night. You might want to investigate this and be the 1st to report it. I'll keep giving you information as i see fit. With the advent of the internet, who needs beatwriters."

Says PFT... who are WRONG about almost everything.

Seriously they make news to create news and get traffic to their website. I can list the countless times they are totally false with their rumors but why bother? Its impossible to please most of you.

Great job Mando! Thanks for keeping us educated fans informed. Happy as hell to see Ireland as our GM. I hope he keeps Cameron ;)

4:25 PM  
Blogger Ken said...

The emergence of Ireland as the leading candidate for the job was first reported by's Jay Glazer.

Chris Mortensen is the biggest fraud in the industry and gets more stories wrong than right.

4:26 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Jason, you are absolutely right. We should be moving fast on a guy named PIOLI. IN fact, my last name is "PIOLI" and I am very interested in doing everything I can to help turn the team around. I have asked a couple of times for someone to let Bill Parcells know, I can be there in a a couple of hours to start work.

4:26 PM  
Anonymous Randy said...

>>>It was NOT a a lateral move. Garret was the QB's coach and he as made offensive coordinator in Dallas. I remember Jones HAD to do that to take him. Nobody allowed anything.Jones just foilloweed the process.<<<

Jerry Jones owed the Dolphins because, while the Cowboys did promote Jason Garrett to OC, they presented the interview as being for the head coach position. In fact, Garrett's initial hiring was nebulous, with the announcement that he would be no less than the OC but maybe the HC if no one was found--all to meet the deadline that the Dolphins imposed for some kind of action, but only if it was a promotion. The Dolphins also were interested in promoting Garrett to OC, but our situation was more unsettled at that time and Wayne didn't want to stand in the way of Garrett getting his dream job with his old team. That's why Jones owed the Dolphins.

4:31 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

ya, cuz the Pats would let him out of his contract right away to go to a division rival.

4:33 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

1. a story or statement in general circulation without confirmation or certainty as to facts: a rumor of war.
2. gossip; hearsay: Don't listen to rumor.

Stayonboard, would you like the definition of educated next?

4:33 PM  
Anonymous StayOnBoard said...


Seriously I'd run circles around you... I'd love to.

4:36 PM  
Anonymous gregcnorca said...


4:42 PM  
Blogger Ron in Charlotte said...

StayOnBoard (now to be referred to as S.O.B. just to save time;)

PFT is not almost always wrong. IN fact, who called Saban going to Alabama a month before it happened, and who called Martz being fired WEEKS ago. And Billick even though all reports had Billick returning.

They claim everything is rumor. but they have an uncanny way of being spot on, and most of all, entertaining. Say what you want, if they post something I don't want to hear, I worry.

By the way many insiders tip Florio off because they aren't allowed to say things yet!

4:44 PM  
Blogger Ron in Charlotte said...

So SOB (for short, no offense), please list all of those rumors that you were referring to.

4:45 PM  
Blogger Ron in Charlotte said...

Randy: Yes you are tight, I knew about the whole limbo thing but the facts were a little fuzzy. But the FIns did that for Jason more than jerry, I agree.

4:46 PM  
Anonymous StayOnBoard said...

SOB is fine Ron ;)

PFT ALSO said that McNabb was on his way out, now theres a 99% chance he's staying with Philly.

PFT ALSO said that the Dolphins will go after Romeo Crennell for their new HC but obviously Miami isn't giving up draft picks.

PFT guaranteed Brady Quinn would be drafted if he fell (ok ok, who would have picked that) :)

The point is, they speculate a LOT going by just rumors from every other national paper. I can(and do) do that... until I actually hear something concrete, its completely hearsay...

I still see your point and in this case, Cameron is likely fired I Agree :)

4:48 PM  
Blogger Brigadier Pudding said...

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4:51 PM  
Blogger Armando Salguero said...

Hey Pudding, deleted you again. But keep coming back ... you add to my "ratings" and ultimately I erase your existence.

4:53 PM  
Blogger Bart DePalma said...

An interesting fringe benefit of hiring Ireland is that he may have first hand knowledge of whether Jerry Jones is indeed as enamored with a certain Arkansas RB as the rumor mill suggests and is willing to trade up to with Miami to obtain him.

4:55 PM  
Blogger Ken said...

I love how all of us (me included) are so happy that Ireland was hired, when 3 weeks ago, none of us could pick him out in a lineup. Guess that just shows how bad Randy was. I'm still flabberglasted how he could trade Welker for 2nd round pick and then pick the same type of player, but worse with a 1st round pick.

4:58 PM  
Anonymous StayOnBoard said...

I don't know if I would say Ginn is worse... he's more unproven and raw but his cap is much higher. I'm telling you, Ginn will be a solid WR in the league in the next few years, give him time.

That being said a 2nd rounder for Welker was a great deal AT THE TIME. I also think Brady inflates his numbers a little. Don't get me wrong, Im a HUGE Welker fan, Im sincerely happy he is doing so well... but I don't think he would have been half this good in Miami this season and given its such a high pick that's a good chance to take.

Plus they did get Satele with their pick who will be the fins Center for many, many years. He's a stud too so Im glad he's on board with us.

5:01 PM  
Blogger Ron in Charlotte said...

Yes but when they specualate they say it is speculation. They also say "a league source" when it is in fact a league source. Greg Aeillo answers his emails but not mine. Schefter is his buddy.

He actually claimed Parcells was interested in Crennel, never that he would actually pursue him.

How abou this?


There's a building buzz in league circles that, with each passing moment that Bill Parcells isn't named as the new executive vice president of the Atlanta Falcons, there's a growing chance that it won't happen.

Some league insiders believe that Parcells is talking to Miami as he negotiates with the Falcons, and that the Tuna could end up in the net with the Dolphins.

It's all speculation at this point, but it makes sense that the Fins would make a run at Parcells, and that he would listen."

Pretty Dead On, Wouldn't you agree SOB?

And how about this? :

POSTED 4:19 p.m. EST, November 2, 2006


Surprisingly, there's a rumor making the rounds that Dolphins coach Nick Saban might try to get out of Miami after the 2006 season.

The talk is that Saban sees no light at the end of the tunnel for a franchise with an aging nucleus and an unsettled quarterback situation. And the fact that he's on his way to the first losing record of his coaching career is "killing him," we're told.

If Saban leaves, the obvious question is where would he go next?


Or Saban could return to the college game. Though we don't follow "amateur" football closely enough to know which jobs might come open, Joe Collegio of our sister site recently has mentioned that Mike Shula could be in trouble at Alabama.

Keep in mind that this is simply wild-ass speculation. But what's not speculation is the chatter regarding Saban's unhappiness with his current situation. If the feeling becomes mutual, Saban's stay in South Florida could end up being just as long (and possibly not as successful) as Steve Spurrier's two-season stint with the 'Skins."

Sounds like he knows his stuff! PFT Rules

5:08 PM  
Blogger rockface said...

yikes, Ireland looks like Cameron's younger brother.

5:09 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

From the Dallas News:

"Last week, Jones said he would have liked the benefit of having Ireland, who was in the final year of his deal, possibly stay through the draft. But because Ireland has 'final say' authority, he was free to leave immediately. "

I have to think that Jones is LESS likely to deal for Run DMC if he has to do business with a guy that just ditched him. Depends on whether he holds a grudge about it or not, how big his hard-on for the Arkansas RB is and whether he can come up with enough value to get the #1 pick anyway.

5:22 PM  
Anonymous jorge banks said...

Mando, you dah man.

thanks for the updates...while your'e at it could you delete Ron in Charlotte?

5:22 PM  
Anonymous SOB said...

I totally see your point about PFT Ron... Those are valid clips, I can't say much :)

I still have my opinion about them, and I've read some crazy stories that just never seem to pan out... but good for them for having a following. I'll gladly admit defeat in this one (hey at least you post arguments not just nonsense and the famous "you suck, Camoron sucks, waaaa) :))) Nice to see some intelligent fans for a change

5:28 PM  
Anonymous Paul K said...

I crack up when people complain about PFT and their accuracy especially when thay have to click "BANG IT HERE FOR THE DAILY RUMOR MILL!" to get to their content.

I like PFT as well. They certainly kept the heat on the "real media" as it related to the whole Michael Vick situation.

5:36 PM  
Anonymous Ricky Booby said...

Armando, good call! Reading posts over at espn and it seems that there might be more cooking between the two teams. A possible trade of Draft pix with McFadden going to Dallas Miami picking up the two 1st round pix from the 'boys and maybe Marion Barber. Also when you think about it, what better way for Jerry Jones to get back at JJ than to help Parcells set up the fish for the future. Proving that SOMEONE can get the job done down in Miami! This could get interesting!

5:47 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I've read a report that Cameron was notified he was being fired on Tuesday night. Has anyone else heard this?

5:52 PM  
Anonymous autoxsser said...

Thanks for the insight. Unfortunately, the internet permits moronic trolls to post. Clearly some people should be banned from procreating. I, as many others are grateful for your dedication.
Go Fins!!! Finally, we're starting to put together the pieces of the puzzle. I can't wait for the new crew to start their magic.

6:33 PM  
Blogger Marc said...

Well, RonInCharlotte, or RIC, for short...If PFT is correct, and I hope like hell they are, then I suppose we won't have to answer your dumb ass question about Parcells keeping Cam....Only a moron would! Maybe he can get a job for the Ravens

6:38 PM  
Anonymous oscar_g said...

after Ireland gets in the next move will be for tony sparano.

But i believe the nfl forces a team to interview several candidates, including a minority.

But i bet sparano is going to be the guy.

6:41 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...


NFL policy allows teams to hire away an executive who's still under contract only if that person is granted full organizational control,that's the reazon JJ can't said not

6:43 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...


7:05 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...


Don't know the reason for it, but the team there t the Herald seems to be getting scooped by the other South Florida papers regarding Dolphins news these past few days. Your entry and the story on Ireland's hire were many hours old before your paper sprung the news. Maybe you need to spend less time worrying about the jerks like me here on this blog and prompt your team to do a better job of getting the story first. You can delete me from your blog for negative criticism, but the truth is the truth. The Palm Beach Post scooped you guys today.

7:07 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

NEW MIAMI COACH- Brian Billick---this is a TOP Caliber guy

7:10 PM  
Anonymous Fins fan in Nicaragua said...

Wow! That was quick. The Tuna means business, and its about time. We need to keep our expectations in check because we have thought to had THE answer before (remember Jimmy and Nick Saban), so lets just hope the Wayne finally got the right people on the bus and that we can start competing again in the NFL.

Great job with the coverage, Armando!

7:14 PM  
Anonymous Tony said...

Damm Armando!

The way you are kicking ass today, maybe Wayne should have hired you to clean house!

7:16 PM  
Anonymous fluflu said...

there is a post rumor that our new coach is from the nfc born in Marh of 1958? Its like clue minus col. mustard and the lead pipe. Is this for real?

7:37 PM  
Anonymous PhinJon said...

Hey Mando, Word on the street is that "Mr.March" FluFlu heard about is none other than Andy Reid. Any word on this? I was thinking Ms. Scarlett with a lead pipe.

7:43 PM  
Anonymous flpd said...

Don't know what anonymous at 7:0& is talking about or what world he's living in, but you clearly had the story first on here and credited you.

Way to go, homey!

8:10 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey Armando! Way to go, you sure are kicking ass today!!! Earlier you said that we would have to either give the Cowboys some draft picks or wait until after the draft for Ireland to join the team. What's the story with that? Did we have to surrender any picks? Thanks man, you rock!!!

8:41 PM  
Anonymous Sasquach said...

Just read and ESPN story where Jerry Jones said he could have demanded that Ireland stay through the draft or tried to get draft picks out of the dolphins, but decided to let him go as a favor to Wayne Huizenga.

You were right on the issue all along Mando. Thanks for the solid information.

9:14 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

now irland fire that bum cam cameron!

9:49 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Cam Cameron will be retained as a coach with the Dolphins. Not the head coach but in the offensive scheme as the offensive coordinator. He knows the system and will be given a chance to stay with the organization. If he was going to be fired, Parcells would of done it along with Mueller. Parcells respects Cameron and what he has done in the NFL. Most of you don't know that Parcells and Cam's dad know each other through Bobby Knight. The biggest surpise of all is who the head coach will be? Let's just say the head coaching job will go to a guy named Marty S. Marty and Ireland and very good friends from Kansas City. Starting to make sense now?
DM #13

10:46 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Cameron will not be retained in any shape or form by the Miami Dolphins. Fair or unfair, he's as good as gone.

11:23 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

He "Ken said...
I love how all of us (me included) are so happy that Ireland was hired, when 3 weeks ago, none of us could pick him out in a lineup. Guess that just shows how bad Randy was. I'm still flabberglasted how he could trade Welker for 2nd round pick and then pick the same type of player, but worse with a 1st round pick."

Are you kidding? Wake up dude. Have you looked at what Wes did his first year in the league? Try ONLY a return man. ZERO catches in '04. In '05 he had 29 for 434 and no TD's. Saying Ginn is worse is just completely retarded. Let Ginn season for three years, and then stick him with Moss, Stallworth, Maroney, Faulk, Watson, Gaffney, and some guy named Tom...and you'll see a guy WAY better than Wes Welker will EVER be.

Do I love Wes's heart? Yes. Do I admire what he's accomplished? YES. But let's be realistic here. Wes wasn't drafted...he was signed as a FA out of college. Based on every talent evaluator in the league...he's nowhere NEAR Ginn's "potential".


11:54 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

So everyone...question...

How do you think the Browns feel now...knowing they fired Bill Belichick?

Think they now realize they made a mistake?


12:27 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Did you guys read this:

"I'm told Ireland tried to talk Parcells out of drafting USC left tackle Jacob Rogers before the 2004 draft, but was overruled. The Cowboys drafted Rogers as the No. 52 overall pick, and to my knowledge, he never played an offensive snap.

Now I don't believe for a second that Ireland will have final say on football decisions, but at least he won't rubber-stamp everything Parcells wants to do. I think the first order of business for the Dolphins will be deciding what direction to go at quarterback.

That is, after they hire Cowboys assistant head coach Tony Sparano to replace Cam Cameron."

That was from Matt Mosley on ESPN. Glad to hear Ireland isn't just a robot to the Tuna...because we ALL know Bill won't stay more than 3 years. If he completes his 4 I'll be amazed.


12:43 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Cameron sucks. I'm tired of his "I love families" crap. Let's not feel bad for Cam as soon as he gets his goofy ass kicked to the curb. I think all of us would like to have the kind of severence pay that Cam is about to get. Say what you want about Cam deserving a second chance. But, the NFL is a bottom line business.

Cameron made a lot of questionable coaching decisions this year, and as the weeks went on, he never seemed to learn from previous mistakes. I know some are apprehensive about a guy named Tony Sparano, who could wind up being our next head coach. Simply because, like Cameron he would be a first time head coach. However, we have to trust Parcells and GM Jeff Ireland on this desicion. Parcells said in his first press conference that: "this is a talent aquisition business." Given Parcells and Ireland's track records of aquiring talent, it should make the transition easier on Sparano or whoever winds up being the new coach.

Anyways, just to reiterate. Cameron sucks and needs to be fired. I don't care if he loves families. If the Dolphins are going to start totally fresh, do the right thing and kick this family loving dumbass to the curb!

1:39 AM  
Anonymous DC said...

"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." ---Armando Salgeuro

I think this is what people are talking about when complaining about Armando in this thread.

Not a big deal, but Armando was off...the Cowboys never had a choice in letting Ireland go because it was a promotion.

Funny though that Jerry Jones is playing it off as though he's being generous, "allowing" Ireland to go because he cares about him.

1:40 AM  
Anonymous faith no more said...

It's looking more and more like Cameron is staying on as head coach. Again we're being stabbed in the back. When will this torment end for us? All the hoopla and expectations from Parcells and it's the same old horsesh*t! Another year wallowing in mediocrity. Huizenga likes Cameron plain and simple and doesn't give a sh*t what the fans think. I'm done with this team forever. I'm organizing a jersey burning rally on Miami Beach soon already with lots of support. It'll make news trust me. F**k you Parcells! Goodbye Dolphins.

3:14 AM  
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6:08 AM  
Anonymous Vince said...

Good job Armando.
Thank you Tuna.
Now Cameron will get his walking papers.

8:03 AM  
Anonymous Vince said...

Cameron is a Dead Man Walking, LoL.

8:12 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

espn just reported cam got the pink


9:17 AM  
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