Today the Miami Dolphins promoted Brian Gaine to Assistant GM and will work jointly with Jeff Ireland. This position in the NFL varies as many roles seem to change based on the upper management. Sometimes the assistant GM works with college scouting and NFL scouting. Gaine, a former practice squad tight end in 1996 has moved up in the ranks.
However, Ireland called the promotion of Brian Gaine a "Very deserving promotion." Ireland praised Gaine's "attention to detail and professionalism" that has led to his growth and development.
It is not yet known what this promotion means for the Dolphins front office. At this point, one is left to speculate that either Brian Gaine is another man in Ireland's corner or it could be a scenario where Brian Gaine has been promoted and will be groomed to eventually take over as GM should Ireland depart or get fired in the future.
Brian Gaine participated in selection process of free agents and has been the director of player personnel for the Dolphins.
Remember, and this according to Pro Football Talk, Gaine interviewed for the GM position of the St. Louis Rams earlier this offseason.
So, while this move does not exactly excite the Miami Dolphins fan base, the Dolphins (Steve Ross) is perhaps finding a way to keep good people in the organization.
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