Rock Sexton wrote:
Of course they are, but not by Ireland. I didnt see Ireland come in the room on Hard Knocks and tell Tannehill he was starting.
We're getting into semantics here.
Philbin himself even mentioned recently all that Martin has to work on. He played neither LT or RT well at all in 2012. So what comes first here, the chicken or the egg? Them waiting on how the rest of FA/Draft shakes out and THEN put Martin somewhere or reverse?
If he had earned his weight in gold the entire brass would've already made him the starter at LT.
Sorry, I guess I was stressing WHO instead of WHEN. By saying Irleand doesn't decide, Philbin does, what I was actually trying to say was that these guys get put into positions based not only on which other players are acquired, but how well the perform in camp. I'm sure they take into consideration past performance, but they aren't going to decide on a depth chart before the first day of camp. I'm sure Ireland has a desired roster spot in mind when picking players, as he should, but lets give the coaches a chance to coach them and see who has been working out in the offseason.