The Dolphins Front Office is a Dysfunctional Mess


Joe Philbin, Jeff Ireland

“…and when you say Miami, you’re talking _____ Bowl.”


It’s no secret the Dolphins’ have been a mess for some time, but it wasn’t until the Herald’s Armando Salguero broke the story about the messy non-love triangle in the front office between Coach Joe Philbin, GM Jeff Ireland and Executive VP of Football, Dawn Aponte, that we all knew the full story. Everyone knew Ireland and Phibin blamed each other for the team’s record, but turns out Aponte and Ireland both used/played Philbin and Ross to save their own asses. One nugget from Salguero’s article:

During those final two games, while the Dolphins underperformed on the field, Ireland watched from the press box or a club suite and complained about the job the coaches were doing. And executive vice president of football administration Dawn Aponte heard Ireland’s complaints. And Aponte told Philbin of Ireland’s complaints word for word.

That’s how the relationship between the Dolphins coach and general manager broke.

Now that Ireland is gone, it seems Aponte bullied herself into a tenured spot in the organization – it just remains to be seen in what capacity. Will she be in charge of the new GM or answering to him?  Hopefully Jonathan Martin’s strip-club texts will shed some light on this fiasco. Until then, aren’t we all psyched for 2014!?! Read the posts below for the full story…

Read: Report: The Dolphins Are A Dysfunctional Mess Behind The Scenes – Deadspin.

Read: More history, fallout from Ireland vs. DawnJoe | Miami Dolphins In Depth- Herald.