PokerSteve Posted January 12, 2012 Share Posted January 12, 2012 (edited) Thanks for posting the article Supes. I thought Schultz was right on the money in this article. Personally I am not about "blame" as much as what Smith himself said about identifying the problems and fixing them. In that tone, Smith did take responsibility, and I hold him responsible, for not having the team ready to play "consistently" this year. As Schultz said, we seemed to lack focus and that "edge" you need to win in the NFL. Those issues have to be the responsibility of the coaching staff IMHO.I do think we had a weak O-line this season, and neither coordinator was able to adapt during games. Furthermore, I do not think they fully utilized the talent we do have on the team.But I don't think there is just any one single piece you can just "fix" in these situations in order to improve, and it sounds like TD is planning a major overhaul. Personally that makes me very nervous when I hear him talk about keeping our "core" players. It is harder to really identify those "core" players than it is to spout that at a news conference. After all, we saw our O-line really take a step backward after we let Harvey Dahl go, so obviously TD did not think he was a "core" player either.It is much easier to call for change than it is to make that change a positive one. Many of us have been screaming for the coordinators to be replaced, and now that has happened. Many of us have criticized players on the team, and now it appears many will be replaced.Overall we are going to see massive change on this team that many of us have been demanding. Now we better cross our fingers and hope our lucky stars all this change is positive. Personally i am very worried whether we can replace so many pieces and really see improvement. Only time will tell.BTW for some of you all you can scream for now is for TD and Smith to be replaced. I fully expect to see many of those posts very soon. Be careful what you wish for as you may just get it.I don't get all this "fear" over the changes that are coming. Is everybody so fixated on the regular season wins ~ compiled almost exclusively over the worst teams in the league ~ that you just want the front office to sit on their hands and go through two or three more seasons like the last four?? I'm sick of this team only being able to beat the bottom-feeders and getting blasted by the good teams and in the play-offs. If it takes a couple years to get this team to a higher level, I'm fine with that. What I'm not fine with is being satisfied with mediocrity. You fans that like mediocre teams can go root for the Redskins, Dolphins, Browns, Jags, etc., etc. Edited January 12, 2012 by PokerSteve Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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