Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Seriously?

Armando Salguero posted to his blog that Mr. Ross was fully prepared to keep gm and coach. And that he was taken by surprise when they lost the last two and missed the playoffs. And now he has to think about what to do.

I would think that as an owner, you have to always be in tune with what's going on. He chalked the bills loss to a "bad game"... And then was shocked when they lost to the jets. And he had no plans for the potential that the people he hired wouldn't or couldn't get it done. So he has to think about it.

Stand pat?  Rebuild?  Somewhere in between?

It seems simple to me: fire them both, hire someone you trust to "run" the football side, and let him hire a gm, and both of them hire a coach. You can and should be involved.

I don't think keeping them both accomplishes anything productive, and may ultimately turn off more fans. Firing Ireland and keeping Philbin possibly makes hiring a gm difficult. Firing only Philbin means a new coach and his system may not work with the personnel. And...do you trust Ireland to hire the guy?  Or do you hire him and "force him" on Ireland?

And I still wonder what he knows about bully gate?

The time it may take for something to happen coupled with owner being perceived (to put it delicately) as out of touch could simply serve to make the situation worse.

8 comments:

  1. I saw this on another blog; hard to argue....

    Here is the Question? What does Philbin bring to the table. He didn't call plays in GB. Wasn't responsible for Rogers development. He's not an offensive genius. He's not a defensive guru. Not a master motivator. Doesn't develop talent. doesn't make great halftime adjustments. And doesn't put together brilliant game plans. So again, what does he bring to the table?

    As far as i can tell, all he has done is purge talent from the team because he didn't want to deal with "strong" personalities.

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  2. In addition to the above thought to ponder maybe Philbin deserves 1 more year and Ireland must have a mandate as to fill our needs, no excuses. This must come from Ross and as a businessman he must know that the fan base is going to be even less supportive than this year if these changes are not made. Give them both 1 more year with playoff win or out and as a 43 year Phin fan I'm willing to allow that. OC and DC are clueless. Maybe make Coyle DB coach but we need a creative scheme guy on both sides. As one article I saw this AM said, RT needs to "graduate" away from Sherman. I couldn't agree more. We need 5-6 OL; 1 brusing back and 1 game breaker. LB's are not worth the money but they did do well before here so with the right def scheme and play calling they should be much better. To me the Fin players were tired of asked to use schemes that were largely unproductive and we're mentally over it. Your thoughts????


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  3. I saw this on another blog; hard to argue....

    Here is the Question? What does Philbin bring to the table. He didn't call plays in GB. Wasn't responsible for Rogers development. He's not an offensive genius. He's not a defensive guru. Not a master motivator. Doesn't develop talent. doesn't make great halftime adjustments. And doesn't put together brilliant game plans. So again, what does he bring to the table?

    As far as i can tell, all he has done is purge talent from the team because he didn't want to deal with "strong" personalities.

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  4. I saw this on another blog; hard to argue....

    Here is the Question? What does Philbin bring to the table. He didn't call plays in GB. Wasn't responsible for Rogers development. He's not an offensive genius. He's not a defensive guru. Not a master motivator. Doesn't develop talent. doesn't make great halftime adjustments. And doesn't put together brilliant game plans. So again, what does he bring to the table?

    As far as i can tell, all he has done is purge talent from the team because he didn't want to deal with "strong" personalities.

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  5. I saw this on another blog; hard to argue....

    Here is the Question? What does Philbin bring to the table. He didn't call plays in GB. Wasn't responsible for Rogers development. He's not an offensive genius. He's not a defensive guru. Not a master motivator. Doesn't develop talent. doesn't make great halftime adjustments. And doesn't put together brilliant game plans. So again, what does he bring to the table?

    As far as i can tell, all he has done is purge talent from the team because he didn't want to deal with "strong" personalities.

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  6. I never liked Sherman, but I've grown to hate Philbin even more. Philbin, Ireland, and Coyle ruined a Top 5 run defense. Philbin's system did away with the FB and now they have no decent running game; they can't even convert on 3rd and inches. Ireland avoids drafting "proven" college playmakers in the early rounds. After all of his drafts, the only consistent playmakers on the team are Wake and Grimes, and both were outside signings. His 2013 draft picks have made no impact, and the top picks all had medical issues. Jordan was a part-timer, Taylor and Davis couldn't beat out Nolan Carroll? Dallas Thomas was inactive every game?

    Philbin couldn't motivate his team for a playoff spot. After years of drafts by Ireland, the overall talent level of this team is low. Everyone needs to go.

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    1. I know Ireland is an easy target but most bloggers that are looking at things rationally and not emotionally sees that Ireland (besides OL) has put up some great talent that in many circles (including myself) has been squandered by out dismal coaching staff from HC down.My bet is Philbin and co told Ireland that they were fine with working with the guys that stayed on the OL. GM typically reacts to a HC's needs. You can load any team with talent but how many have we seen on many teams that have alot of talent but go nowhere? We need a new staff from HC down and give Ireland 1 years to fill the needs we have and that's it. How Philbin could not motivate his team the last 2 games is a brain freezer. Some of that is on the players but I still believe that our Phins on both sides of the ball got tired of doing the same schemes that were proven to be unproductive so they were walking through the motions. WE need nasty, athletic OL and a bruiser RB and a North-South RB; throw in new LB's or a DC that can utilize them and with the receiving corps healthy, a OL that can actually protect and block then and only then can we evaluate our players IMO.

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  7. To me he has one of two choices:

    1) Fire Philbin and Ireland together
    2) Keep them both together with a tight leash with some sort of Czar oversight.

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