Re: OK Weather in Denver
posted at 10/11/2009 3:16 PM EDT
In Response to Re: OK Weather in Denver
[QUOTE]In Response to Re: OK Weather in Denver : In all fairness, Weiss took a lose-lose position. I guess that is still his bad, for taing a high-profile job where failure was all but assured. ND boosters want National Championships, but they won't get them wth the kind of talent they collect. It is sad, but there is no way ND can ever be truly competitive in the NCAA in the modern game unles they change their academic standards for student-athletes. But Mangini was a total bust -- twice. And Crennel looks like a guy who should have stayed as a coordinator. I think the unsung guy to come out of the program is Dimtrioff, who has made nothing but shrewd moves, taking Atlanta from an all time low, to being serious NFC contenders. I honestly doubt KC will see that kind of turn-around even. I think McD has a team that is ok talent wise executing perfectly right now. Good for him, but no team executes perfectly all season long, and their lack of punch will catch up with them outside of their division. I think Cutler has played well enough to vindicate himself in this deal, but at the same time Orton has played well enough to vindicate McD. Rare, rare, win-win for this type of move, as Chicago gets a QB that works for them, and Denver gets one too, with picks. In five weeks we will know where they stand. As it looks now, Ne needs to be concerned with a streaking team at home in a stadium that is likely the toughest to visit in the league.
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Agree on Dimitroff. I said after he drafted Ryan and signed Turner that he would get executive of the year and he did. His smartest off season move this year was getting a nice red zone target like Gonzalaz for Ryan to throw too. We can all whine about whether or not Gonzo is over the hill or not, but I think he's still got at least two good years in him (ie: he is not a running back).
As for Weiss he inherited a team with mediocre players and suspect scouting (or whatever the heck they call it in college....the things that get great HS players to sign). To some degree the jury is still out on Weiss because it's not fully his program until the 4th year when all the signees are part of his system and not Willingham's or whoever. You can make the same argument for Weiss that you made for Crennel, in that both are better co-ordinators than head coaches, but then you could have said the same about Belichick until he came to New England and starting amassing the players he wanted and needed to succeed. Call it The beatles scenario all can have good solo careers, but nothing will ever compare with what they accomplished together (belichick being Mc Cartney and Lennon !)
Mc Daniels has great offensive mind, but I really don't believe he has the Defensive players to run a successful 3-4 base, just yet, although Elvis is proving me wrong so far. I never felt Mc Daniels got sufficient credit for the 07 offense, but that will happen when a great head coach like Belichick is around (same was true for Giants D. Parcells, and belichick). You heard Parcells name alot more than you heard Belichick's name. I am not saying that Mc Daniels will ever be as good as the master, but he'll be comparable to Shanahan leaving the 49ers tree....eventually....it's really to early to tell, but Pass DMC does have the benefit of haivng some decent offensive talent on his club (Marshall, Moreno, Royal,Scheffler and Clady) so its not like he inherited garbage like Crennel or Weiss.
Mangini has s--ked in every HC position and I am starting to get the impression that he is the Herm Edwards of the BB coaching tree. Some teams will take a shot, hoping that he is Belichick Junior ( essentially what the Jests did). It seems that every week Ratgini is becoming more and more despised by players and coaches alike.
My peerless prediction this week for the neverending coaching carasal is that Wade Phillips will lose his job at the end of the season when the Cowpokes fail to make the playoffs (you can't fire the QB with the Big contract), Garrett could get the HC job.......ti's just seems like the type of move Jerry Jones would make.