Sage Rosenfels: Jeff Ireland is a 'jerk'
Sage Rosenfels was only around Dolphins GM Jeff Ireland for a brief period of time.
From that brief experience, Rosenfels was able to craft a strong opinion about the man that's come under intense scrutiny for a multitude of things over the years.
On Thursday, Rosenfels unleased a series of tweets aimed at Ireland and didn't hold back.
"I only spent two weeks on the Dolphins when Ireland was the GM. In that short time he won the award for worst GM in my career. #jerk," read the first tweet. Here are the tweets that followed:
"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.
"I understand GMs always put their teams first. I respect that. But he was being a jerk just because he could. That's why he won the award."
A couple of tweets later, Rosenfels wrote, "I played for 5 teams and 9 GMs and Ireland is the only 1 I had a problem with. I was also traded 3 times and cut twice. Yes, I was average."
That's about as honest as it gets.
The reason Rosenfels felt the need to sound off on Ireland was due to the report that the Dolphins' general manager told Jonathan Martin to punch Richie Incognito after going to him about the tackle bullying the second-year player.
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Aaron Wilson covers the Ravens for The Baltimore Sun.