Anytime a new head coach is hired it is a big gamble. Right now a new head coach is at the mercy of how well Ballard drafts and what free agents he hires. Throw in the fact of all new coordinators and it is a recipe for disaster, greatness or just plain average.
That is why I have an issue with firing Pagano. He has proved he can coach with the right players and talent regardless of what some think.
None of us are experts in what it takes to be a head coach for the NFL. We have opinions but all those can be changed after what some media hack writes.
Do we go with an unexperienced head coach? Do we go the retread route? Do we put our future with someone who has some success but ended up being fired over his coaching decisions? (is that any different than Pagano?)
As it stands right now none of us have a clue.
I do know one thing. No matter who is hired there will be a backlash from those who didn't get "their man" hired.
This season has brought out the pure haters to the point they forgot the NFL is designed to be what it is. This 'I want it my way and I want it now' attitude is an epidemic and has taken the fanatic to the extreme. It has brought normally good fans to the point of hating on those who have different opinions or point of views.
You are 100% correct. It's envy with a capital E.