Prior to the start of free agency, many believed that former Green Bay Packers backup quarterback Matt Flynn would follow offensive coordinator Joe Philbin to Miami after Philbin accepted the Dolphins head coaching job. However, that wasn’t the case.
Speculation then led people to believe Philbin is not as sold on Flynn as once believed. Does that mean that the Dolphins knew Flynn won’t be a good quarterback once he is handed the keys to an offense? Not likely.
Even though Miami was offering Flynn a starting job, while Seattle was offering him a chance to compete, Flynn still chose to go west. What that says to me is Flynn didn’t feel respected by the Dolphins offer and that he doesn’t have confidence in the Miami front office and the direction the team is headed.
Flynn confirmed that belief during a radio appearance with 710 ESPN Seattle.
“I am close with Joe,” Flynn said. “I think a lot of him. I think he’s gonna do a great job in Miami. … When it came down to it, I just felt like [Seattle] was a better situation for me. I felt it’s a program that’s really on the rise, doing the right thing, is being led by the right type of people.”
Ouch. Perhaps Jeff Ireland and company really are the problem in South Beach. Like Ryan Clark said, no one wants to play for the Dolphins. A lot of that is in part because of the front office the team has in place. After all, Ireland is the man that asked Dez Bryant if his mom was a prostitute during an interview.
Ireland’s antics don’t sit well with players and it is becoming more evident. If the Dolphins really want to turn into a winner, they need to clean house in the front office and start over. It is becoming a bigger problem every season. Especially since Ireland and company could have cost the Dolphins their quarterback of the future in Flynn.