Are the Miami Dolphins secretly looking for a new general manager? This could go down as a Twitter hoax, but this afternoon Twitter was set ablaze by the following tweet:
Most feel Jeff Ireland is safe, but #Dolphins Owner Stephen Ross met (discreetly) w/ Mike Giddings Jr. about GM position in the last 72-hrs.
— PayneInsider.com (@PayneInsider) January 2, 2013
If you’re wondering who Mike Giddings Jr. is……so are we. We tried to do some digging on Giddings, but came up with very little. Seriously, try googling him. From what we know, he has been used by many NFL teams as a scouting consultant. We’ll keep you posted if any more news develops on this story…..
[UPDATE 2:00pm] According to the Miami Herald’s Adam Beasley, who spoke with Giddings Jr. on Thursday, Giddings Jr. has not spoken with the Dolphins about their General Manager position. Giddings Jr. confirmed that he consulted with the Dolphins from 1977 until about 6 years ago (when the Trifecta showed up) and would love to do so again. He would not comment when asked if he had spoken to the Dolphins recently about consulting again.