I've always felt that coaches get too much blame for losses, and too much credit for wins. Even here, people will acknowledge that our roster has a lot of holes in it, yet everyone wants to blame the coaches when we get beat.
Many blame the coach for the poor starts--apparently it's Chuck Pagano's fault that professional footballers getting paid millions can't get themselves up for a game. We are one of the worst teams in the League for drops--apparently it's Chuck Pagano's fault that professional footballers getting paid millions can't hold onto the ball when it's thrown in their direction.
Last season, we were without our franchise QB for most of the year, our O-line was a total wipeout, and the world was about to end. We may have a worse record this year than last, yet the signs are positive. The O-line is young and promising. Luck needs to be a bit more selective--having to punt or tossing the ball out of bounds are not the worst thing you can do. Doyle and Swoope are very promising TE, and hopefully our WR group can improve. We do need a solid young RB to backup up replace Gore down the track.
We have huge holes on Defence, but that should be addressed in the off-season. Geathers and Green are promising Safeties--hopefully Davis can stay fit. We desperately need to address pass rush (especially with Mathis retiring), and again, the draft gives plenty of options in that area.