fun gus wrote:
I'm not Arthur Blank. He's going to fire somebody if we go 2-14.
the cognitive dissonance is staggering.
I have been told numerous times, no matter what occurs this season, TD and Smitty ( the dynamic duo ) are 'safe'. Also, I have been told that if Blank were to fire one of them, nobody else would condsider coming here, because who would want to work for him? He just fired one of the 'guys' who turned this dumpster fire around.
I am telling you , right now, that 2-14 is NOT as ridiculous as it seems. I guess we will see today if were *cough cough* competetive...
If we go 2-14 here how it goes down. Smith and TD, along with Mularkey, get's a 'pass' due to 'injury'.
Then Nolan jumps ship to greener pastures, Blank comes out like it was 'his idea', we get a new DC next year and the beat goes on...
That's how it goes down.
This is exactly what I expect to happen as well. That said, if we go 2-14, I think that the SMART thing to do would be to fire one of the big two.
We're in this mess for one of two reasons... 1. Bad drafting. 2. Bad player development. Injuries happen, but the truth is that the injuries haven't killed us. A wide receiver, a line backer, and a defensive end aren't the end-all, be-all of this football team. If losing 3 players kills a team, that team isn't very good to begin with. For a while now, Pudge has been saying that we need better depth at WR. For a while now, I've been saying that we need better talent and more depth on the offensive and defensive lines. Our front office either has not recognized these needs, or has willfully ignored them.
This last off-season was the worst of this regime so far. Losing Abraham and acquiring Osi was a lateral move. Having Biermann as our #2 DE with a bunch of scrubs behind him was asking for trouble. If we had kept Abe, losing Biermann wouldn't have been as big of a deal.
We then gave up Grimes and Robinson. We replaced the two of them with our first two picks in the draft. This was our biggest mistake. Why in the world are we using our top two draft picks on cornerbacks when we have so many other issues on the team? There were other CB's available in free agency. We didn't have to go into an all youth movement in the secondary.
We let Clabo and McClure go. We didn't pick up ANYONE to replace them. We decided to let a bunch of unknown commodities start. This is ineptitude at its finest. Our lines have been pretty crappy for at least the last three years. We thought that the guys who backed up those crappy lines were going to be an improvement?
This front office has been sitting on its hands this year. They either went into the season knowing that we were doomed, or they are not capable of evaluating themselves and their players. Someone should go. More importantly, someone should be brought in who will tell it like it is, and shake up the fantasy land that our front office has been living in.