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07:19 AM ET 12.30 | For the staff in Miami, Steve Ross didn't let anyone off the hook. [Ross] came out of the Dolphins locker room after Sunday's 20-7 loss and basically announced no one's job is safe. "I'm making no comment on that," he stated before adding, "We're going to look at everything." My question to Ross was whether he knew 100 percent he was definitely going to retain or fire anyone -- including general manager Jeff Ireland and coach Joe Philbin. "I'm disappointed," he said before that. "What else can I tell you? For everybody, you know? I have a lot to think about. I'm going to look at everything. When you're disappointed you don't make decisions based on the fly. You have to give it a lot of thought and go look at everything." Ross said he was feeling pretty good about his team two weeks ago.

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December 30, 2013  07:30 AM ET

When you stink up the place at home for a playoff spot why should anyone there feel safe?

December 30, 2013  07:43 AM ET

Jeff Ireland should have been gone by now.

Yet another GM who manages to avoid the consequences of his ineptitude.

December 30, 2013  07:47 AM ET

I still don't see why they would fire Phiblin... Considering the controversy, they've had a decent season.

December 30, 2013  08:05 AM ET
QUOTE(#3):

I still don't see why they would fire Phiblin... Considering the controversy, they've had a decent season.

Agreed. He did a good job of keeping the team focused. It could have been much worse.

December 30, 2013  08:22 AM ET

What I don't understand is some of the Owners and GM's that seem to act like they are surprised at the outcome of their team. I can understand waiting a few weeks to hire a new personnel but I would think that if you were really on top of things you would know 3/4 through the season which coaches and players need to be released and those people would have been given pink slips as they left the locker room of the final game.

December 30, 2013  08:26 AM ET
QUOTE(#1):

When you stink up the place at home for a playoff spot why should anyone there feel safe?

Tannehill was terrible the last 2 games. Of course it doesn't help when you don't have a running game to help balance the offense for a young QB.

December 30, 2013  08:31 AM ET
QUOTE(#5):

What I don't understand is some of the Owners and GM's that seem to act like they are surprised at the outcome of their team.

As to the owners, that's because they are the ones that are more business people than football people. And some of those owners don't let their football people do what they are hired to do.

December 30, 2013  08:40 AM ET

It's true, nobody in Miami is safe.
Darn sinkholes everywhere!

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December 30, 2013  10:02 AM ET
QUOTE(#2):

Yet another GM who manages to avoid the consequences of his ineptitude.

Hey, it's the name of the game.

December 30, 2013  10:27 AM ET

Keep Joe for one more year. Ireland has been useless since day one. Blow the whole thing up and draft every lineman you can find.

What a disaster.

Go Heat.

December 30, 2013  11:08 AM ET

Both Philbin and Ireland are still standing. So is Munchak, for that matter.

December 30, 2013  11:49 AM ET
QUOTE(#9):

Read the headline...then had flashbacks to the movie "Scarface."

Or 'Miami Vice'.

December 30, 2013  11:59 AM ET
QUOTE(#3):

I still don't see why they would fire Phiblin... Considering the controversy, they've had a decent season.

Yup. And you can't put it all on Tannehill for being the most-sacked QB of the season. A coach, particularly one who hasn't been there very long, has to work with what he's got.

Can Ireland and get a new GM on board soon enough to let him evaluate the team and the draft.

December 30, 2013  01:04 PM ET
QUOTE(#3):

I still don't see why they would fire Phiblin... Considering the controversy, they've had a decent season.

Because follicley challenged men look silly when they get in players' faces.

December 30, 2013  01:50 PM ET

No one is safe in Miami

In spite of all the gang warfare and drugs, the greatest danger remains people over 80 with drivers licenses.

December 30, 2013  02:31 PM ET

The Fish haven't had a decent season since Ross bought them, have they?
So, is the owner part of the problem?

December 30, 2013  03:20 PM ET
QUOTE(#3):

I still don't see why they would fire Phiblin... Considering the controversy, they've had a decent season.

I'd agree. Although I believe Philbin deserves a large share of the blame for the controversy. The coaching staff needs to be able to keep the locker room under control and that starts with the head coach.

December 30, 2013  04:52 PM ET

Sign Michael Johnson and Taylor mays from bengals

 
December 30, 2013  07:52 PM ET

Philbin tomorrow?

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