He’s standing firm on his core believes, which is that bigger is better.
But Ireland admits that after meeting with Miami’s new assistants – especially the coordinators – he’s had to alter the mold slightly in what he’s looking for in draft prospects, and free agents moving forward.
One position Ireland specifically said the blueprint has changed was offensive linemen, which makes sense considering the Dolphins allowed more sacks per passing play than any other team in 2011.
It doesn’t hurt that new coach Joe Philbin and offensive coordinator Mike Sherman previously coached the position themselves.
Philbin clearly wants a more athletic offensive line.