Dolphins GM Jeff Ireland Could Be on the Hot Seat Already and More AFC East News

Erik FrenzSenior Writer ISeptember 11, 2012

MIAMI GARDENS, FL - JANUARY 01: A banner plane with a message to owner Stephen Ross and General Manager Jeff Ireland of the Miami Dolphins fly's over Sun Life Stadium prior to taking on the New York Jets on January 1, 2012 in Miami Gardens, Florida.  (Photo by Marc Serota/Getty Images)
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It wasn't hard to see the Miami Dolphins Week 1 matchup with the Houston Texans as a mismatch of epic proportions. Hardly would many have guessed that the loss would lead to a lack of job security for Dolphins GM Jeff Ireland.

Barry Jackson of The Miami Herald reports via sources that Ireland's job could be on the line if the team doesn't at least have a winning record this year.

Week 1? And we're already mailing out job-security warnings?

Granted, as Gregg Rosenthal of pointed out, these whispers were being heard early last season as it pertains to former head coach Tony Sparano. 

The Dolphins look like a 6-10 team, but even if Ross' ultimate goal of the playoffs may be—for lack of a better term—delusional, it's a goal that must be met by the Dolphins if Ireland wants to keep his job. 

Here's some more news around the AFC East.


Miami Dolphins

According to Ben Volin of The Palm Beach Post, Dolphins head coach Joe Philbin said the entire offense bears the burden for the high number of tipped passes (four) on Sunday.

John Congemi of delivers his takeaways from Sunday's game, pointing out that Miami responded in some tough spots.


Buffalo Bills

Via Tim Graham of The Buffalo News, NBC analyst and former Patriots safety Rodney Harrison says defensive end Mario Williams came to Buffalo for the money.

Howard Simon of WGR 550 Sportsradio explains why he feels like Charlie Brown following the Jets' 48-28 lacing of the Bills.


New England Patriots

Bleacher Report AFC South lead writer Nate Dunlevy gives a Titans perspective of the Patriots' 34-13 beatdown of Tennessee, pointing out that the Patriots dominated up front.

Ian Logue of gives a breakdown of where tight end Aaron Hernandez lined up on Sunday against the Titans. Hint: All over the field is a good guess.


New York Jets

Rob Celletti of reviews Jets quarterback Mark Sanchez's performance from Week 1.

According to Conor Orr of The (Newark, N.J.) Star-Ledger, Jets cornerback Darrelle Revis suffered a mild concussion on Sunday, and his status for next week is in some jeopardy.


Erik Frenz is the AFC East lead blogger for Bleacher Report. Be sure to follow Erik on Twitter and "like" the AFC East blog on Facebook to keep up with all the updates. Unless specified otherwise, all quotes are obtained firsthand.