falcons4life Posted January 15, 2012 Share Posted January 15, 2012 Paragraph from Jeff Schultz Column:Two factors may have played into this hiring: 1) Smith wanted somebody he is comfortable with, and in this case that’s somebody he has worked with; 2) The Falcons’ third straight immediate playoff exit has, for the first time, put some heat on Smith, and that perceived uncertainty sometimes affects a team’s ability to hire a high-profile candidate. http://blogs.ajc.com/jeff-schultz-blog/2012/01/15/falcons-next-offensive-coordinator-jaguars-koetter-really/This is how I feel about this:This is exactly what the team DIDN'T need. A guy who Smith is comfortable with. Comfortable means forcing Smiths rules and anemic ways down his throat. Comfortable means Smith wont be challenged. Comfortable means even if this new OC wants to make changes Smith will overrule with no fear of rubbing someone the wrong way.This team needed the complete opposite. Someone to challenge Smith, to drive him to greatness. Someone who would stand up for himself and fight for his ideas and gameplans.Familiarity breeds contempt. Bringing in more of Smith's cronies because the team lacks the ability to hire a high-profile candidate? That's so far off the scope of logic it's absurd.Now we get to see who they bring in as DC, any Jaguars left on that coaching staff? Maybe they can grab Tampa's DC, they were last in scoring points last year. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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