Monday, January 11, 2016

Making It Work

If what EVP Mike Tannenbaum said is true, the new system will entail GM Chris Grier bringing in the talent and HC Adam Gase having the authority to cut the talent.

As Tannenbaum stated at the press conference "Grier is in charge of the IN door and Gase is in charge of the OUT door."

Gase also added that the scheme's he will implement will be based upon putting the talent on the roster into the best position to win. He wants them to do what they do best.

This is very interesting situation for any franchise. And if what owner Steve Ross said is in fact true, that everyone needs to be on the same page and all nodded approvingly, then the system in place could take many years to show its rewards.

Lets say that we had a definitive scheme and then we could hopefully draft and sign free agents accordingly to fill spots for depth at needed positions.

Now I say hopefully, because were you draft and who becomes available in those picks and their corresponding value are like playing roulette. You can anticipate who may be available but you just never know when your pick actually shows up as to whether that player is available or not.

And even in free agency, you never know who will actually want to come to your franchise or who may out bid you.

So when your franchise is struggling and trying to build depth for a certain system it is so difficult to get all the stars aligned in building a roster and going from worst to first.

Now Gase sounds like a guy who just wants to coach whomever he gets. Give me 11 and lets see what they can do and I will devise a strategy from there.

So one year he could be cooking up this recipe depending on the groceries brought to him and then maybe a variation the next year.

This guy could in fact be an offensive genius and a great strategist.  Grier could be an outstanding evaluator as well.

But so much of theirs and our success will be guided by the stars as with any franchise trying to get out the whole dug so long ago.

If you are New England or Seattle or Pittsburg, you can draft your kind of guys and develop them to next man up later with out missing too many beats.

And that is were we need to get to. Figure out what we got, where we want to go and hopefully get the right guys in here to implement it.

In the meantime, Gase could be a mad scientist, or a short order cook for that matter, as he tries to make us as competitive as possible until all our stars do get aligned.

Phins Up!!!
Carl Leone
Dolfan since 12/25/1971 

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I know you just started contributing but I enjoy your articles the most. They are enthusiastic, thought provoking and detailed. Keep it up and Ill keep reading. But about your article, as they say, no plan survives contact with the enemy so we will have to wait and see how the power situation really pans out. I do like it on paper though.