Former Dolphins V.P. of football operations Bill Parcells recently conceded to Armando Salguero of the Miami Herald that the team “maybe” should have taken quarterback Matt Ryan instead of tackle Jake Long with the first pick in the 2008 draft.
Current Dolphins G.M. Jeff Ireland disagrees. And he said so earlier today on ProFootballTalk Live.
Of course, it’s not as if Ireland is in a position to be candid. Since he still works for the team, he has to be sensitive to the potential impact of such a comment upon Long.
The full interview with Ireland, and a separate interview with Bills G.M. Buddy Nix, can be seen at the PFT Live home page, or downloaded in podcast form via iTunes.