Now that the Seahawks have swooped in (no pun intended) and signed Matt Flynn, the Dolphins are facing what could become an extremely ugly situation. Miami’s objective this offseason was to find a viable starting quarterback, and things were looking up when they appeared to be the front-runners for Peyton Manning. Since that ship has sailed and Flynn is no longer available, Miami was reportedly negotiating with Alex Smith over the weekend, who may be upset that the 49ers have emerged as the “mystery” team that is interested in Manning. If Steelers safety Ryan Clark is right, the Dolphins won’t be able to sign Smith, either.
Clark also reminded his Twitter followers that he turned down more money from the Dolphins in 2010 to stay with the Steelers, noting that there is “not a good guy making decisions” in Miami. Clark is almost certainly referring to Dolphins GM Jeff Ireland, who has quickly developed a reputation around the league as an unlikable person.
Last month, former Dolphins linebacker Channing Crowder said he would never return to Miami because Ireland is not a good person. Ireland also admitted to asking Dez Bryant if his mother was a prostitute when Bryant was coming out of college. If Clark and Crowder are right and players truly choose to not go to Miami because of Ireland, the Dolphins would be wise to make a change in their front office.
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