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This post was edited by eamhokie94 15 months ago
classlessthug: I have too much on my plate to worry about the fact that my junk intimidates some needle D undergrad.
Yeah....Morris had 3 seasons. He went 3-13 in his first year. And his team epically and historically quit on him in the 3rd. So yeah, he deserved to be fired. And come on, Jim Caldwell was a shitty head coach. Won't argue with Hue though.
3 playoff appearances in 9 seasons?
I never said he was a HOF coach. But he made the Super Bowl and is an elite defensive coach. The Panthers OC called 17 read option plays for Cam and saw him regress in year 2 and gets a HC job? OK.
:racist guy says racist things:
Cam Newton was pretty damn good in the second half of 2012
im sorry i was confusing...your "Superbowl" was the Redskins losing since you know that the Ravens cant win it all.
He completed a lower percentage of passes, threw for fewer yards and TDs compared to his rookie season and his OC was hired by a team with Brandon Weeden at QB.
This post was edited by hgoodman 15 months ago
I honestly thought Morris' first season was the 10-6 year. Then yea, he probably deserved it. Caldwell has been labeled a bad coach, and I'm not going to argue against that, but not many coaches would have done that much better then him after Peyton was hurt.
Trestman is a good coach and has been on the short list of a number of jobs. There were reports he turned down the Miami Hurricanes job a couple of years ago as well. It's a joke that Chudzinski got a job.
He struggled early in 2012. I'm not arguing against that.
They interviewed several such candidates over the phone!
It is weird when you think about the lack of minority coaches, given the amount of minorities involved in almost all other areas of the game.
But Lovie Smith got way too long on the job given how many times he missed the playoffs. It's still absurd that guys like Andy Reid were snapped up immediately.
I remember reading that Jackson basically conspired to get his predecessor fired so he could get the job. And I think he also pushed hard for the Carson Palmer deal (he had Al's ear evidently). So when the new GM came in, he just cleaned house.
It is the business walk of the biggest, baddest bear in the national park happening upon an abandoned picnic.
lol, detective. Yes, I spent a lot of time cutting and pasting an internet article with stats. I'll say again if an owner thought any candidate would get them wins (and wins in the playoffs) they would be hired. To this point there haven't been many successful black coaches. Forcing owners to make hires is just dumb.
Each individual hire is justifiable. The problem as mentioned before is there shouldn't be 20+ different white candidates for all these jobs and 3 black ones (Lovie, Horton, and Armstrong, the Falcons STC who may have just been a Rooney Rule interview for a few teams). Like I said, the problem is everybody wants an OC and black guys aren't becoming OCs (Silver wrote this column and predicted this a month ago), yet there are black position coaches everywhere.
Take it from someone who had to watch Lovie year over year. The only reason the Bears made the playoffs under Lovie was because of the defense absolutely carrying the team. He is one of the worst gameday coaches I can think of. Smart coaches who break down film consistently killed him. Jim Harbaugh absolutely embarassed him this year. He lost 6 straight to the Packers. He stuck up for Mike Tice as an offensive coordinator. I was so hapy to see Lovie go.
So racist, imo.
I heard some idiot on the radio today say that the reason Lovie didn't get a new job was he had a ton of talent in Chi and underperformed whereas Andy Reid had nothing to work with in Philly.
This post was edited by jsh 15 months ago
It always seemed like he ran a tight ship as you guys were kicking our ass twice a year.
Detroit Hustles Harder
Yeah, I have to stick up for Trestman since my uncle has been friends with him since they played in high school together. The guy is an offensive genius, and had success everywhere he's been. He was OC of the Browns when they made 3 AFC title games, but the coach after Shottenheimer wanted to bring in his own guy. His first year with the 49ers they led the league in points scored. He was OC of the Raiders when they went to the Superbowl in 2001. He even coaxed a good year out of Scott Mitchell.
I think part of the reason he hasn't been a head coach yet is that he's not the stereotypical "live at the team complex" type coach. He took three years off from football to focus on his family, and has a genuine interest in trying to live as normal a life as possible.
As for the Rooney Rule, I think it's a good thing to get guys exposure who otherwise may have been overlooked. Mike Tomlin never gets hired without it. His interview with the Steelers wasn't a Rooney Rule interview, but their interest was piqued when they heard about his impressive "token" interview with another team. I didn't sit in on all 14 teams' hiring searches this year though, so I'm not really qualified to determine whether something else needs to be done because no black candidates were hired this year, or it was just a shitty field of black candidates.
I felt like I should have issued an amber alert for myself, just in case
Wait your standard for good coaching is beating the Lions?
Gary Oldman saying everyone
This post was edited by multiple awards 15 months ago
In order to be a football coach you have to be articulate and somewhat polished. This eliminates a lot of potential minority candidates.
Life would probably be less stressful if all you were responsible for at your job as whining about stuff without any expectation of providing even one legitimate solution.
Andy Reid disagrees.
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