After literally beating the majority of the good teams (4-1 against playoff teams) and falling face first against the mediocre squads, the Fins choked away their playoff hopes after having the best grasp on the 6th seed of any other team going into the regular season finale.
So we had a good enough roster to beat 4 playoff teams but we didn't for the mediocre squads? Yet, somehow that is the general manager's fault?
I truly don't care if Jeff Ireland were to get fired because there is always room for improvement and his status among the fan base is not positive, but the coaching this year and the past 4 years has been awful. How can anyone truly know how good the Dolphins players can be if they have unproven rookie head coaches leading them? Where is Tony Sparano now? He didn't prove anything in New York as an offensive coordinator either (ranked 30th in offense that year). This year he was an offensive line coach for the Oakland Raiders whose o-line ranked 28th in the league by profootballfocus.
Our biggest name free agent or trade acquisitions the last 5 years have been Brandon Marshall, Karlos Dansby, Mike Wallace, Phillip Wheeler, Dannell Ellerbe, and Reggie Bush. All of them have been utilized better and have had better seasons else where. What does that say about the coaching staff? I rest my case...