The bottom line for Fisher not coming (Schefter): Ross has put all his marbles in Jeff Ireland's corner. We'll see. Personally, I don't have confidence in Ireland but sometimes patience pays off. I'm not saying Fisher was the best option for Miami. But, the unwillingness to let go of Ireland's power is something Ross - and unfortunately the fans - will have to live with. Three thoughts come to mind off the cuff: 1) Keeping Ireland in total control limits the coaching options for the Dolphins. A coach has to believe in Ireland - his career and reputation is basically in his hands. This is very different from a coach going to an organization like Green Bay or Pittsburgh where coaches have come and gone and the organization has remained stable. Obviously a young coach who may not have many chances may leap at this. But, those that see themselves with great potential (like a Harbaugh) may pass for future options. 2) We fans will have to hope Ireland is the next Ron Wolf or Bill Polian. That's what Ross has done. This is simply discouraging (not that we lost Fisher but that Ross does not want to relinquish Ireland's authority). 3) What will Ross do if the Dolphins flop this next year? Will he continue to retain Ireland? If so, then he will have lost on opportunities to revamp the team this year. This is two years in a row Ross had an opportunity to reorganize the team and ostensibly chose not to.