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Does Blank Have Something Against Hiring Proven Nfl Hcs?


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I know this topic might be 10 months behind , but I was just thinking....

He hired(or rather approved of) Mora..unproven head coach, with a spotty track record as d coach

Approved of a mostly college coach, with very limited NFL experience, who obviously was not vetted properly, in Petrino

Approved of Smith, an unproven head coach, with a somewhat spotty track record as a d coach

Approved of Dan Quinn, unproven head coach, with a good track record,

I find it interesting that a man that made a billion dollar empire with hiring the right people around him, hiring the best people...has always went with unproven commodities.

A connection or just individual cases

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And I might add, hired an unproven GM who had never even been in charge of player personnel at an NFL level, only college scouting in Dimitroff

The only proven thing he has ever hired was McKay... Who if you think about the early Ryan years(1-2) were made up of a lot of his touches(especially in the trenches) the last time we had decent lines

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Proven commodities generally don't get fired or become available. Proven coaches that become available have track records of averageness, like Jeff Fisher.

And even if a proven HC were to become available, he would never submit to take orders from one of the NFL's worst owners in Arthur Blank. Same goes for proven GMs.

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I know this topic might be 10 months behind , but I was just thinking....

He hired(or rather approved of) Mora..unproven head coach, with a spotty track record as d coach

Approved of a mostly college coach, with very limited NFL experience, who obviously was not vetted properly, in Petrino

Approved of Smith, an unproven head coach, with a somewhat spotty track record as a d coach

Approved of Dan Quinn, unproven head coach, with a good track record,

I find it interesting that a man that made a billion dollar empire with hiring the right people around him, hiring the best people...has always went with unproven commodities.

A connection or just individual cases

quinn is the worst hire of all those guys. mora did a decent job, pretrino post vick era, smith love him

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Medical condition, mental breakdowns known as Onset Thomas Dimitroff. One cannot be cured from this disease unless one is willing to admit they have it.

Chronic symptoms include:

  1. Inability to spot talent
  2. Total disregard for Lineman
  3. Mental blocks regarding the term "Pass Rush" and anyone that has ever done it.
  4. Inability to reason, plan, or build.

Cure: Immediate removal of the cancer. Recovery immediate.

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Hiring a coach that is "proven" is a tough task. It makes it harder because the coaches with a good track record are taken by teams or retired. You never/rarely see a proven coach end up on the market, unless he retires then comes back. Even then you'll get armchair GMs questioning the decision, case in point, Vermeil.

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No, Blank is just a bad judge of front office talent, and is a control freak.

If Bill Belichick is the football HC equivalent of a chess Grand Master, Blank usually goes out and hires a pretty good checker player as his HC choice. I guess you could charitably call them "fringe" selections. Since Quinn was a group/think-tank hire, he stands to be the best of the lot.

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Medical condition, mental breakdowns known as Onset Thomas Dimitroff. One cannot be cured from this disease unless one is willing to admit they have it.

Chronic symptoms include:

  1. Inability to spot talent
  2. Total disregard for Lineman
  3. Mental blocks regarding the term "Pass Rush" and anyone that has ever done it.
  4. Inability to reason, plan, or build.

Cure: Immediate removal of the cancer. Recovery immediate.

I find it incredible that this is so obvious to us, but apparently escapes Mr. Blank.

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