Former NFL quarterback Sage Rosenfels went on a lengthy Twitter rant on Thursday morning, blasting Miami Dolphins general manager Jeff Ireland for being horrible at his job. Rosenfels spent more than three seasons with the Dolphins from 2002-2005. Ireland, as you know, has found himself at the center of a bullying scandal involving Richie Incognito and Jonathan Martin. Rosenfels began with a personal story.
“I only spent two weeks on the Dolphins when Ireland was the GM,” he wrote. “In that short time he won the award for worst GM in my career. My reasons for my disdain for Ireland are a long story. It took about an hour to find out what everyone in that locker room thought of him.
“Two months after being put on Non Football Injury list with mono, I had gotten healthy and wanted to play. He wouldn’t let me off NFI because the Dolphins played the Raiders that week and he didn’t want them to sign me as I knew the Phins offense. Makes sense except the Raiders were the only NFL team that had 4 QBs on their roster. He waited until late Friday to release me figuring nobody would sign me that late in the week. Luckily, the Vikings cut McNabb and signed me that night. There is more but that is the basics of it.”
Rosenfels claimed Ireland was only making life difficult for him because he had the power to do so.