BadMoonRising Posted May 3, 2015 Share Posted May 3, 2015 I am a bit perplexed what too think of TD at the moment. I know he gets more criticism than he deserves, but does he also get too much credit as well. Last year when the crap hit the fan he was given a short leash but not removed from the franchise.The reasons given where that while he is GM he makes it a point to listen to the coaching staff and draft the players they feel they can work with. Now given my professional experience working with others I do know its imperative that everyone in the organization work as a cohesive unit in order to reach the highest success level possible. So now in my mind, and mind you this is speculation but it feels that somewhere last year TD decided that smith was not the correct man to lead this team. That became obvious to me when it was released that TD wanted to build a pass rush but ultimately gave into the coaching staff and build the interior defensive line once again neglecting a struggling factor of our team.Now judging from this free agency period and the draft it feels like TD has done an excellent job, at least on paper of bringing defensive talent for the coaching staff to work with, BUT is this the work of Pioli and Dan Quinn with TD just there?Last year Pioli joined the front office and I personally feel that while we might not have drafted the right positions for what we needed to win, we did draft some excellent football players compared to previous seasons (At least since 2008), these players will be a huge part of our team going forward with the new coaching staff. Is it a coincidence that Pioli happen to show up that a solid draft happened, or was it the two together used a chemistry to draft better than before?When Piloi showed up last year I speculated in my mind that Blank had decided to bring in a third party to put a mark on where the Atlanta Falcons where failing in leadership. He had experience as a GM in KC, so he understood the dynamics of how an organization is suppose to run. But there is also the factor that KC had had strong drafts under Pioli defensively and now I feel like the last two drafts we have drafted better defensively than ever before. That can't be luck, can it?This year our Free agency while not flashy by any means I feel on paper was extremely solid compared to previous seasons. were the previous seasons since 2008 Mike Smiths fault since TD was ultimately trying to build the defensive unit Smith was envisioning or was it TD who failed Smith by never acquiring the talent Smith needed?I am getting old so I don't remember the years, but we abandon Smith's vision if the cover 2 defense and brought in Mike Nolan as the defensive coordinator, was Mike Nolan a part of the defensive decisions in the past had smith's ideas been shelved for something TD felt would make us better or did smith make that call? It became obvious since 2008 that we where able to build a solid offense which is funny since that seems to be where Smith would be the most hands off that can't be coincidence can it?Some people on the board bash TD to the point, they sound like children but the truth is I don't know. Who ultimately made the decision that Sam Baker was our guy no matter what, was that Smith or TD?I know this comes across as a ramble but, I wanted to hear other peoples perspectives on the issue because to me the franchises leadership is an enigma. Was TD the captain of the ship and instead of going down with his ship dressed as a woman and got on a life raft? or was TD the weasel like Beni Gabor in the film the Mummy who hasn't got whats coming to him yet? Or is TD simply a cog in his organization of a team while it was the right fit, the other cogs had to be replaced or brought in to build this team to the next level? Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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