mrblitz wrote:Maybe it's just me, but I don't think it's all Green 's fault. I think it also has alot to do with their horrid O'line, and Defense. Of course you can't fire them, so I guess it does come down on Greens shoulders.
Sorry, that really is all Denny. Take it from a bitter Vikings fan. I don't know how many games I watched where they would be up by 10 or 14 in the fourth quarter and then go into some soft, "bend but don't break" defense where they successfully did not give up an 80-yard TD but instead gave up 4 20-yard plays.
It's not that Denny intentionally builds bad defenses: he just doesn't care to build a mediocre one. He's fascinated by big name players at skill positions that he can sell as exciting and make it look like he's a good coach.
Look at their first round draft choices the past few years:
2006: #10 - Matt Leinart (QB)
2005: #8 - Antrel Rolle (CB)
2004: #3 - Larry Fitzgerald (WR)
2003: #17 - Bryant Johnson (WR)
#18 - Calvin Pace (DE)
and they got Anquan Boldin early in the second.
Granted, he wasn't around for the 2003 Draft, but did he really need to get Larry Fitzgerald in 2004 with Johnson and Boldin nabbed just the year before? And as far as the offensive line, he pretty much drafted them all. And let go the only blue chip O-lineman he had because he didn't like him for whatever reason.
So, I'm sorry. This team IS Denny Green's fault. He does a great job of obfuscating it, but would be the loudest one screaming and yelling if the Cardinals were on top of their division.
Never buy into the Green.