Re: Kubiak Fired
posted at 12/6/2013 1:09 PM EST
In response to DeadAhead's comment:
In response to pcmIV's comment:
I never understood the point of firing a coach midseason. It just opens you up to an assistant potentially winning a few games and then there being pressure to make said assistant the HC even if he isn't the best guy for the job. Granted there is a snowball's chance in hell that happens with Wade, but I still think it's pointless.
Phillips is getting an interview to be the permanent head coach. lol
Unreal. I blame it all on Ed Reed. lmao
They need to can that crapball GM who doesn't understand teambuilding and salary allocation. Look at the players they've lost in recent years due to poor cap allocation (Winstone, Barwin, Quin, etc).
I realize Arian Foster is a stud RB, but he should have traded him, fleeced whoever, and then just turned it over to Ben Tate and some other draft pick prospect or something.
To me, an RB stud like a Peterson, Chris Johnson, Foster, etc, is a suicide to a team. You end up being forced to pay a ton and it can really skew your formula. WR and RB may be sexy positions, but the key is not to pay for them.
The QB, you kind of have to pay now, which makes the drafting and player development that much more important.
You pay Ed Reed 6 million out of desperation and to drum up excitement, but your player development and salary allocation has been poor overall off the lockout.
I think last year was their best team and now it's going to take a turn for the worse. They should sell off their best players, get a legit GM in there and figure out what coach they want to pay.
You gotta pay for a coach in this league. KC finally just did it.
Yeah, firing Kubiak after his stroke with so few games left in the season is a bit strange and not quite within the Holiday Spirit is it?
I also agree especially on overpaying for players. Look at Buffalo. They signed Mario Williams away from (ironically), Houston for 80 Killgillian Dollars and that got them nowhere. And how bout them Redskins who have a strong track record for overpaying players. Lot's of good that's done for them.
I think the ghost of Adailus Thomas will always be haunting BB. So with very few exceptions ie, Ocho etc, it's been devlop their own "stars" and keep them as long as it makes sense financially. Otherwise they are gone. The team makes up for this by attracting and paying a little more for 2's and 3's in an attempt to keep reserves stronger. This has been and will continue to be a winning combination.
I don't know if other teams do this but the Pats also pay some of their Practice Squad Players at a rate of 60% over the Minimum required in an attempt to further strengthen their reserves.