But you don't dispute what I said. Philbin is a variable without conclusive information thrown into the mix. Everyone also thought he'd be an excellent head coach based on his past history for Miami, but in the end, that was the opposite of what happened. Plus, in roughly 6-7 weeks of limited practice, that's a tall order for any coach to dramatically improve something so awful.
It is fine to be optimistic. I am not saying we can't be better, I am asking how keeping 4 of 5 players who COLLECTIVELY were lousy last year and adding only a rookie who may be great or could be less than that as none of us have any idea (going into training camp everyone "assumed" Clowney would be a monster.. he hasn't been.... and there are plenty of other examples of first rounders not ready for prime time. I hope Kelly is awesome as a former College Center, I love the position. But let's pump the breaks on making him All Pro as many have acted like it's a given he will be. He hadn't had a single live ammo practice in pads to this point.
What I stated (and you pretty much restated) were all true. Why dispute the truth? Start with that, then make a case for why it will be better. To your credit you made that attempt, but it's all hopeful thinking going forward, not factual analysis looking back;
Well, let me help you:
a thing that is indisputably the case.
"she lacks political experience—a fact that becomes clear when she appears in public"
reality, actuality, certainty; More
used in discussing the significance of something that is the case.
noun: the fact that
"the real problem facing them is the fact that their funds are being cut"
a piece of information used as evidence or as part of a report or news article.
detail, piece of information, particular, item, specific, element, point, factor, feature,characteristic, ingredient, circumstance, aspect, facet;
"every fact was double-checked"
Since that applies to what I said, you've now been educated.