Idk Chuck was a BAD HC in general. I never felt like he was as good as his record suggested. His first year has an * bc BA got pretty much every win but one. His next 2 years he was carried by Luck but even then we had terrible starts and only played one half of the game. His most impressive year as HC was with old man Hassleback at QB. He consistently played favorites and benched far better players and athletes, and was never aggressive enough or when he was aggressive it was at terrible times during the game or challenged a play that had no chance in being overturned or my personal fav that fumble where he won the challenge but the other team kept the ball at literally the same spot as the runner was marked down bc no one recovered the ball. He celebrated so hard when he heard he won but was so confused when the other team kept the ball. Then finally to your point of Chuck being a puppet. He was very clear that he wanted a smash mouth in your face football team. the 2nd half collapses was bc of this flaw in the way he wanted to coach the team. We had the lead we try to run the ball when we couldn't and we went 3 and out far to many times in the 2nd half. So yes it was on poor coaching and not sticking to the game plan of what got you that lead and tried to be who we weren't last year. Hence why he got fired. Not Ballard saying hey can you tank so I can have a high pick. But don't worry Chuck did what he does best by winning not an important game but a game that means absolutely nothing but DRAFT position for being the potential #2 pick in the draft if they would have lost, but nope he won the last game to stay at 3 and man was he all high spirited in his press conference talking about how his team of grown men had grit and fought for that meaningless win:/ Way to go Chuck!