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Dolphins GM Jeff Ireland Could Be In Trouble

Miami Dolphins general manager Jeff Ireland is officially on the hot seat.

After a dismal showing against the Houston Texans, an report surfaced that Ireland might be in trouble if the Dolphins don't end the season with a winning record.

Dolphins owner Stephen Ross is aiming higher. He said he expects to make the playoffs. If that doesn't happen, changes could be on the way.

A "friend" of Ross' told Barry Jackson of the Miami Herald that general manager Jeff Ireland will be in "serious trouble" if the Dolphins don't have a winning record this year. Ross reportedly doesn't have "blind faith" in Ireland. Another source said that Ireland would probably not survive the season if the Dolphins went 5-11. After all, Ireland's roster doesn't seem to be getting any better.

Miami has had just one winning season since 2005, when they went 11-5 and won the AFC East in 2008. Of course, the New England Patriots also finished 11-5 that year, but were without Tom Brady for the entire season.

Stephen Ross hasn't enjoyed a winning season since buying the team in 2008, and it looks like he's fed up with losing. We'll see how the season plays out, but it's certainly looking dicey for Ireland.

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