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Miami Dolphins GM search brings confusion, clarity.

As the search for Jeff Ireland’s successor continues, owner Stephen Ross felt it was necessary to clear up the confusion on what exactly the new GM’s role would be within the franchise.

There were reports that the GM would essentially be powerless, leading to execs around the league steering people away from the job whom were otherwise interested

To add that, the Fritz Pollard Alliance Association, which monitors the hiring of minorities in football, was not satisfied with the clarity of the position and was recommending that minority candidates not interview with the Miami Dolphins.


Subsequently the Miami Dolphins and Steve Ross released a statement to clarify what the position would entail.

The new General Manager will have autonomous responsibility for the 53 man roster and selecting players during the draft and will report to me. First and foremost, this person must have a passion for the game and demonstrated player evaluation expertise. They will need to be a person who is a collaborative team player that puts the organization first. Regardless of reporting structure, the relationship between the General Manager and Coach Philbin must be one of trust, respect, and collaboration, and this will be an area we will look closely at during the process. This individual also must be a person with integrity who is open-minded and creative.


The Fritz Pollard Alliance was pleased.


Hopefully now that most if not all parties are satisfied and are clear, the Dolphin organization can now move forward with hiring the next GM.

Stay tuned…

About Ed

Ed is one half of the Sports Brothers. He has been in the radio industry for 14 years working in several formats including urban and talk. Upon returning to Miami in 2006 and working at WTPS, he and Jeff Fox were paired up and started The Sports Brothers.