Fun Gus Wrote
The Smithsonians are going to have to wake up sooner or later. Roddy's loss should have Smitty's feet on fire and his a$$ should be on the hot seat. But, no one asks Smith the difficult questions and everyone defends dumb decision-making.
No, I could have been posting every single day on this subject; it was stupid not to sit Roddy for at least 2 games at the start of the season!! Go back and look and I said I didn't give a crap about Roddy's streak. Some mistakes are more obvious to me so I just figured this f**** was cut & dried!!
However I can't help that I disagree with you about the Abe injury. I think their is quite a bit of difference.
I can't help that I disagree agree with you firing Smith; we're not close to the team that started the season!! Yes I think Roddy is directly on Smith; and I also think giving special treatment to Tony G. is all on Smith..... You just don't play favorites to working out vs. vacations!!
I keep saying I'll take myself out of this thread, but I don't like it when someone says " EVERYBODY" is making excuses for Coach Smith. I'm not!! I do think he has made more progress with less talent than most coaches in the previous years!!
He's just screwed this year and part of his own making. (For one person); and I think letting
Tony G. out of practice is unthinkable and I haven't read much about that!!
Lets not start putting the BRAVES AND Hawks into this discussion. it still comes down to you start all over or stay with a winner? I don't even agree with Pudge that Coach Smith needs to prove he can circle the wagons?? Prove it with what?? We don't even have any wagons left!!
I think you'll see improvement as some guys come back..... Roddy as John O' and maybe others said isn't even dressing Sunday so their is no doubt their was a big mistake!! I just think that big mistake was in game 1 and after that Roddy was screwed.
Even the reasoning that players should perhaps take a bigger role in their health; IMO its not when you think your ready; its only if your not ready to play and the coach thinks otherwise.
In summary I believe that if you've proven you can win for 5 years; you get a pass once every 5 years. If we keep losing next year I'll be in agreement that Thomas D. should go and a new General Manager can decide what he wants.
The 3 pages is over folks arguing should Roddy sit for the Jets or for other games. Hell he should never had started the season, and once he started it he was screwed.
Not dressing tomorrow is proof positive that Roddy was not handled properly AND I think I have a great case that Tony G. getting off from practice sent a terrible message to the team.
People make mistakes; that's not an excuse; its a fact!! So if Arthur just wants to feel better about this year he can fire everybody. If he wants a proven winner at both GM. and Coach to learn from this year; then just let Arthur understand that no one can coach a team with all average players hurt.
Some cities go decades without having a playoff game; and we've had 4 in 5 years. That's reason enough to keep him IMO. IF Coach Smith only had 3 winning season's in 5 years that's a lot different from 5 winning season's in a row!!
Ps. Maybe Coach Smith hasn't learned from all of his mistakes; but I bet he's learned from 80% of them. I don't really know how many mistakes he made when he was a first year coach??