Dolphins General Manager Jeff Ireland isn’t letting three straight losing seasons deter him from thinking big.
At Senior Bowl practices today, Ireland told the Sun-Sentinel that he’s confident that the Dolphins can make the moves this offseason that will help build a team that won’t just have a winning season but a championship season.
“We’re 6-10, so obviously you’ve got to do a better job of putting wins together,” Ireland said. “I think we’ve got a nucleus and a foundation of talent on this football team that has a chance to be good. And we’ve got to continue to build a roster to be better than good. Because good is just not good enough. We’ve got to be great. And we’ve got to work on getting the pieces together to make a much bolder statement in South Florida. We want championships, we want wins, and that’s what we’re trying to do.”
Between Ireland’s comments, new head coach Joe Philbin promising an up-tempo, attacking team in all three phases of the game, and owner Stephen Ross saying he’s willing to spend the money necessary to get a franchise quarterback, the Dolphins sound awfully confident this offseason. Dolphins fans would probably prefer that the championships come before the bold statements.