For those of you who follow me on twitter (@phindaniel) you already know I was quite upset today when hearing the news that the Dolphins had lost the Jeff Fisher sweepstakes. I went on a little twitter rant however I felt I could best reach my audience through blog.
I’ve been a Dolphins fan for all my life and while there is plenty of to complain about in modern day history I’ve decided to only write how I feel Dolphins fans should feel since the Stephen Ross took over the team in 2008.
Today was a day in Dolphins history where I think the fans should legitimately be fed up and frustrated. While I know Ross made a strong push at Fisher even offering 64 millions he came up short again for his fan base.
I am not a fortune teller and I cannot predict whether losing out on Fisher will turn out good, bad or ugly however I can tell you that I think there is a bigger picture to be looking at here.
The fact is in this on going Dolphins search the boys upstairs have struck out on all three of their top options. No Cowher, No Gruden and No Fisher. Whether these 3 were the right options is not the point the point is that the Dolphins brass decided these 3 were the best candidates and most qualified and failed on each occasion to land any of them.
As all of you know this isn’t the first time Ross has come up short in the coaching search department as this years Jeff Fisher sweepstakes was eerily similar to last years Jim Harbaugh fiasco.
Then there is the fact that Ross and the Dolphins have absolutely no idea how to deal with PR. Time after time this franchise has been seen as a laughing stock since Ross signed on as owner. Whether it’s having celebrity owners, an orange carpet, coaching searches gone wrong, empty fans in the stands, the bottom line is Ross’s Dolphins are from the glory days.
While I still haven’t grasped how Jeff Fishers decision will affect the Dolphins going forward I can tell you as a fan I am tired of settling.
Whether it’s Chad Henne, Matt Moore ( solid backup don’t mean to hate but no franchise QB) big name coaches, second rate GM in Jeff Ireland.
I am tired of 6-10, 8-8 and 7-9 and if were losing we can’t even do that right taking ourselves out of position for Luck or RG3.
When I think of Stephen Ross’s Dolphins I think of the team that is constantly settling. So please Mr. Ross do something about it. If you make a big move and fail FINE, but do something out of the box, find us the next QB, whether it’s Ireland who does it or someone else make sure it’s done.
The NFL clearly can’t be controlled by a pocket book so if you don’t think your qualified step aside but for once please stop making me settle as a fan.