The last free agent signed by Jeff Ireland and the Miami Dolphins was veteran Guard Eric Steinbach. The main reason for his signing had to be because Philbin coached him in college at Iowa. During Jeff Ireland’s tenure this organization has constantly gone after players who they have had a past relationship with. There was a point where this team was being filled with ex-Dallas Cowboy rejects faster than Justin Bieber sells out concerts to teeny boppers. However once again, this strategy of choosing players whom they are familiar with, over the best available talent is NOT WORKING.
Not only is the strategy of choosing guys they know not working, but also the consistent acquisition of players who are coming off season ending injuries, or who have a career riddled with injuries, NOT WORKING. Both David Garrard and Eric Steinbach missed the entire 2011 season, because they needed back surgery. Well is it any surprise to phins news fans that both players are now injured AGAIN, and now one is retiring. This is not the first time these clowns have made this same mistake of signing guys with an injury history. Look how well offensive linemen Jake Grove and Justin Smiley turned out. What a waste of millions of dollars and time, on players that had a high probability of becoming injured.
The sports betting strategy is that Ireland will never figure it out, he is set in his ways, and he will continue to shop at the discount bins featuring familiar players from his days with the Cowboys. The funny thing is that the Dolphins have already worked out Guard Jake Scott twice, but the problem with him is that he is not from Dallas, and he has started every game in the past 7 years.