I don't get this? How is this me beating on Pagano? I had a throwaway line of 5 words in a 400 words post mentioning Pagano that shouldn't even be controversial at all and someone got stuck on it. I don't have a problem with people disagreeing with parts of my post or even the whole post, but when I get challenged on that part you cannot expect me to not respond and defend my opinion. It wasn't me who made this about Pagano.
Oh.... Look! Over there!
There's a horse lying on the ground. I can't tell if it's breathing....
Here's a big stick.... why don't you go over there and beat it. Keep beating it until you think it's dead.
And then beat it somemore. That'll do it! Oh, and let's kick some too. That's always helpful.
What? You think it's dead? Well, who cares?!? Just beat it and kick it somemore anyway!
What? Are? The? Magic? Words?
Can't? We? Let? This? Go?!?
Well it's kind of hard for any receivers to make catches when the QB is getting pounded. The QB getting pounded on got more intense as the games progressed. Brissett's sack totals went up quite a bit in the 2nd halves of games.
If you honestly think this team was talented enough for any head coach to get wins with then I am at a loss for words.
IMO even Belichick would have been lucky to get 4 wins with the roster the Colts had last season.
I thought by the word "stuck" it was implied that I thought he was a lame duck coach who wasn't chosen by Ballard. But I also think he was a lame duck coach because he wasn't good enough.
If I had to make a list of the reasons for our 4-12 season in no particular order it would be
- bad roster to begin with
- Luck injured
- other injuries across the roster
- bad coaching and in game adjustments(I don't agree with you that Pagano didn't have the personnel to make the appropriate adjustments... going 100% run(not exaggerating, LITERALLY 100%) in sets with fewer than 3 receivers in the 4th Q is not about whether you have the personnel... it's about the playcalling... especially when you had great success throwing the ball with the exact same personnel earlier in the games... he just chose not to throw it and to run, run, run, run... until we lost.. )
- a lot of new personnel and no continuity...
- mistakes from young players(Mack, Brissett)
So yah, bad coaching and playcalling was just one part of it but it was part of it. I had no idea this one was even controversial ...