Ireland is going to have to cough up some money

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The report of Miami Dolphins general manager Jeff Ireland’s ridiculous question to Dallas Cowboys wide receiver Dez Bryant has created a fire storm of media attention.

With Dolphins owner Stephen Ross investigating the matter now Ireland is going to have to cough up some money.

According to ProFootballTalk.com, Ross issued a statement saying, “I will be looking into this matter personally and will take appropriate actions if necessary,” the statement reads. “I have always strived to comply with the highest standards in all aspects of my businesses including recruiting.  In interviewing employees we always look to obtain relevant and appropriate information in adherence with the best industry practices.”

The fact of the matter is this type of behavior cannot be tolerated and cannot continue to happen.

In the end, many other team executives and coaches have asked dumb questions in the past, but it has gone to far and it needs to stop starting with Ireland.

Media needs to learn to take Nix at face value

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Buffalo Bills general manager Buddy Nix in his short time has proven to be a much different type of personality than most general manager who are gaurded and secretive as Nis is a straight shooter that will tell you the way it is.

Hopefully, with the end of the rampant speculation that the Bills e intending to trade running back Marshawn Lynch the media will learn to take Nix at face value.

When the Bills drafted running back CJ Spiller in the first round of last week’s National Football League Draft the rumor mill of Lynch being traded started to heat up, but even before the draft Nix has been adament that Lynch isn’t going anywhere.

According to ESPN’s Adam Schefter on Twitter, via BuffaloBills.com, tweeted: Adam_Schefter RT @Packers48094: what are the possibility that marshawn lynch goes to the packers? … Not happening. Bills adamant Lynch going nowhere.

Of course he isn’t going anywhere, because fellow running back Fred Jackson is 29 years old and has played a lot of Football before landing with the Bills in 2006.

Jackson in 2004 and 2005 played for the Indoor Football League for the Sioux city Bandits and in 2006 played for the Rhine Fire of the now defunct NFL Europe.

That means in a year or two Jackson’s play is going to start dropping off dramatically and the current trend in the NFL is to have two running backs.

In the end, if there is a running back that is going somewhere sometime soon it is Jackson.

ESPN better offer up the truth

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ESPN has had a record of bad reporting as of late as during the National Football League Draft ESPN’s Adam Schefter stated that the Buffalo Bills were heart broken when the Denver Bronocos traded up to draft quarterback Tim Tebow.

Now, another saga is unfolding and ESPN better offer up the truth before things just get worst.

It all started when ESPN analyst Jon Gruden didn’t appear on the Saturday portion of the Draft, which started rampant speculation of a problem between him and the network.

According to ProFootballTalk.com, ESPN confirmed that Gruden was suppose to appear on set, but producer Jay Rothman gave him the day off as “his voice was gone.”

I was content on letting ProFootballTalk.com just handling it, but after this recent post I had to get my opinion in.

According to the site, Brad Wells of Stampedeblue.com heard Gruden talking fine Friday nite after he ran into him in the bathroom.

“I probably saw him in the bathroom anywhere from 10:30 [p.m. to] 11:15 [p.m.],” Wells told us via e-mail.  “He was talking.  His voice sounded like, well, Gruden’s voice.  He was talking about some ‘undersized player’ in the restroom.  After [leaving the] restroom, he went upstairs and signed autographs.  Again, even outside signing autographs, his voice seemed fine.”

Are we really suppose to believe that a guy that used to yell at people all day would really lose his voice after just talking.

The fact of the matter is that something happened and if Rothman or ESPN doesn’t come forward with the truth then they will only hurt their already damaged reputation.

In the end, they knew what they were getting into signing Gruden and now they got burned by it.