bagobonez wrote:I never understood why they fired Schottenheimer. People who are bums as coaches don't go 14-2, I don't care how much talent the players have. And if you fire someone like Schottenheimer you'd by God better have a replacement in mind that is going to be at least AS GOOD if not better than Schottenheimer. And what do they do? They go out and hire a head coach with a proven record of LOSING. Makes no sense.
I remember when Bill Parcells retired and Jerry Jones was talking about hiring Turner. Oh I'm so glad they didn't! I knew it would be disastrous if they did. Turner's good at creating a good running game, but he has no clue about the passing game or defense. He needs to be an Offensive coordinator at best, or maybe an OL or RB coach.
Marty was run out of town for at least 3 reasons, none of which I would consider a good reason.
He and Smith can't work together. While Smith has brought great talent into the organization, Norv is now proving that just because you have the fastest car in a race, you still need someone who can drive behind the wheel.
After Cameron and Phillips left, Marty wanted to hire his brother as D Coordinator. He was shot down, and I doubt he took it well. I also doubt he held his tongue.
The first round loss to the Pats.
I'm not a huge fan of Marty, but he does have a proven track record of taking so so teams and turning them into playoff contenders. Yeah, his playoff record is abysmal, and the Bolts should have beaten the Pats on paper.
Did Marty take a 15 yard personal foul to give the Pats a first down and eventual score, or was that Florence?
Did Marty intercept that 4th down pass instead of knocking it down, then fumble the ball away to the Pats leading to another score? I seem to remember it was McCree.
We can say it's an example of a coach not having his players under control, but I think if you look at the San Diego sideline today you'll see a much better example.