Jeff Ireland is the new boss in Miami.
In a brief statement released out of nowhere Tuesday afternoon, the Dolphins announced that the Ireland/Bill Parcells/Tony Sparano Trifecta is now essentially a duo.
“Effective immediately, Jeff Ireland will assume full control over all
aspects and decisions in regard to the Miami Dolphins football team and
support staff,” the statement reads. “This was the intent of the structure put in place in the
past. Bill Parcells will remain with the club on a daily consultant
And that’s it. The statement leaves many unanswered questions that should come out during the coming days.
Here’s a few we’d ask. Does this change in role mean a change in Parcells’ contract? Will his daily consulting take place in Miami? We have to assume that Parcells no longer has veto power in the front office.
Finally, there is the age-old Bill Parcells question that won’t be answered for a while: Where is he headed next and when will he be free to look around?