Bill Parcells to cede control of Dolphins to GM Jeff Ireland

DAVIE, FL - MAY 02:  Executive Vice President of Football Operations Bill Parcells (L) walks past a player at practice on during Miami Dolphins Rookie Mini Camp on May 2, 2008 at the Dolphins practice facility in Davie, Florida.  (Photo by Marc Serota/Getty Images)

The Dolphins announced today that GM Jeff Ireland is taking the reins from executive vice president of football operations Bill Parcells.

From USA Today’s The Huddle:

“Effective immediately, Jeff Ireland will assume full control over all aspects and decisions in regard to the Miami Dolphin football team and support staff.”

However the Dolphins also noted “this was the intent of the structure put in place in the past,” and that Parcells “will remain with the club on a daily consultant basis.”

There was no word as to whether Ireland’s official title had changed.

Even though I think it’s amazing how Parcells continues to come and leave as he pleases in the NFL, the Dolphins are in better shape now than when he first arrived (the team was 1-15 then), so he essentially fulfilled his job requirements. And with Tony Sparano in charge of a team that now has Chad Henne, Brandon Marshall and Karlos Dansby at its core, Parcells has set Miami up for the foreseeable future, too.

Parcells will remain with the organization on a daily consulting basis, according to the team. So as of now, it doesn’t look like he’ll be jetting off to another team anytime soon.

Of course, this is Bill Parcells were talking about, so nobody should be surprised if he popped up in another NFL city sometime down the road.

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