I watched the saints take down the cowboys and I was thinking how much stability at the coaching position has meant to them - and how much they missed him last year; he has a great influence on their success.
Of course having Brees doesn't hurt. And as I watched him, I thought about how Miami missed on him. But that was 4 head coaches ago. Hard to say if there would have been any stability among coaches or if Brees had managed to stick around had he opted to cone here.
And as the game finished, I wondered what Steve Ross is thinking. He hasn't said much and he hasn't had a knee jerk reaction to the goings on thus far.
Still one has to wonder how this might play out. It could be bad enough - or simply embarrassing enough - that he chooses to get rid of coach and gm. Or maybe one or the other.
But then what? Another new coach? New system? New personell? Another 5 year plan? More roster churn?
Parcells et al got really lucky a few years ago. The karma tank is probably empty and I can't see that happening again. And situations like Reid going to KC don't cone around often - he's had a fair amount of success with relatively little roster churn.
There will come a time when Ross has to decide what to do. Start fresh and drive away fans, or continue on and let the franchise be tarnished in some way?
I don't pretend to know what will be uncovered. But Ross will have to consider it as whats best for his business. He undoubtedly will want to do what's most profitable for him in the short term (call it the butts in seats component) and what drives the value of the franchise.
We will see.
Oh and as for Incognito, his interview today wasn't surprising. He said very little. But it was "exclusive" so it was worth following. Two things I heard: He made a comment about something Martin said to him; which Martins attorney immediately countered. And then he said, basically, there was no supervision in the locker room so they behaved however they wanted.
Strange story. And the public nature of it is oddly fun and compelling.