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Everything posted by Dilger85

  1. The are 10 busts for every successful higher anyway. Nagy had about the same responsibilities as Reich for the majority of his time in KC as did Pederson I might add. Wilks was a hot name this year just like Frazier until he flamed out. Nobody even the league knows who will work out.
  2. You said that the current situation does not inspire confidence in Ballard for you, which insinuates at least to me that you don’t have confidence in Ballard.
  3. So you are already off Ballard? When he was hired, he was rated as one of if not the best GM candidates in the league. Trust him to find a quality coach. I think he is better than those FO that made those other hires and trust him to find a good coach.
  4. How in the heck are you throwing this at Ballard’s feet when he selected his coach came to an agreement with him and the weasel backed out. Reich was interviewed by Chicago. Campbell is well regarded by some good coaches as is Reich. So you do only think that the candidates hired can be good head coaches in this league?
  5. Can’t speak for him but there were many on the board that wanted Reich interviewed the first go around. I think they were set on McDaniels from the jump and didn’t see the need to interview everyone on the list. I think Campbell and Reich were on the list the entire time but they thought they had their first choice wrapped up.
  6. Let me rephrase, do you think that those five candidates not counting Gruden are the only available coaches that have the possibility of becoming great head coaches?
  7. Granted I liked his resume as well but having a resume is far from production. He wasn’t a lock to win just like these coaches being interviewed now are not locks to be bad.
  8. You only think there are 5-6 possible great head coaches in the league?
  9. Seriously, you were that sold on McDaniels. I liked him as a prospect but he was far from a guaranteed winner. He failed his first go around and wasn’t successful outside of New England. He came with just as much risk as any other candidate. His ceiling might be higher but you never know.
  10. I literally have no idea how you can make the assumption that these three candidates are not good enough compared to the other hires when the season hasn’t started yet. In your opinion there are only 5 coaches in this league that are good enough to be head coaches? You are going to have a very difficult time convincing me that any team besides Oakland has that much better of a candidate that the Colts are looking at currently.
  11. It’s 5 other FO not the whole league. We have no idea who would be on the rest of the teams lists because they didn’t need coaches. There are highly touted coaches that fail all the time. Pederson was the Eagles third choice and was rated as the worst hiring of that cycle. Bottom line I trust Ballard to find a coach that fits what he wants. Time will tell if it works.
  12. Leadership qualities, head coaching experience, philosophy of competition, philosophy of physicality, highly regarded by many in industry, players love him, believes in holding players accountable, and I am sure there are more.
  13. I think it is pretty common practice to announce it before the actual paper is signed. The Lions kind of did it a few weeks ago with Patricia.
  14. Could be, I have no idea. Campbell checks a lot of boxes for me and I could see why Shefter thinks he might be the leader.
  15. I think so as well. Move forward plus do you really want that distraction with a new coach? I mean, "We like you but we are suing this other guy cause he isn't here and you are" just sounds like a bad environment.
  16. Me too, I usually try not to be petty but what he did was at the height of unprofessional and I hope that he has as little success as possible. Change of heart is one thing but he was down the road too far and other professionals involved along with their families and to back out is just plain wrong.
  17. My only question is how do you know that he can't do that, do you think that he just sits outside the coaches room when they are putting together game plans, etc. You do not think that the AHC has some input on game planning? He has one (look at me-won) 5 more games as a HC in this league than Reich has to this point. Did he wins those without a game plan and adjustments?
  18. No kidding, there are guys that interview that don't get HC gigs, WOW. You made it sound like because he was not hired today that he was not the preferred choice. I was commenting that I wouldn't read as much into that as a search for a coach is much different than Free Agency. McDaniels left the interview without being hired the first time around with other candidates being interviewed but he was thought to be the favorite the entire time.
  19. I think Campbell is getting labeled as a meathead and I really do not think that is fair. Campbell has got high football intelligence or he wouldn't be were he is today. I want a coach that creates a winning environment and holds players accountable. I want a leader first and foremost. Without buy in, high football intelligence means nothing. Trestman has a very high football acumen but he couldn't lead which is why he failed in Chicago. In my opinion, Chuck didn't hold his players accountable enough. There are successes and failures on both sides of this coin and to some degree could b
  20. I don't really look for them to pursue it either, but I think they have more towards a case that the article portrays.
  21. That is my take as well, in fact there are a lot of coaches that can't really pull that off very well.
  22. 1. They couldn't have him sign a contract, as it would have been against NFL rules. 2. I'm shocked, a legal analyst from New Hampshire doesn't think the Colts have a case and paints McDaniels in a positive light.
  23. That is rubbish; Tomlin was a 4-3 guy and what type of defense does Pitt run? Harbaugh worked under Reid who ran a West Cost offense and 4-3 but the Ravens were a Coryell team then a West Coast and a hybrid 3-4. There are always qualified coaches that would work in the systems you currently have on your team. The trick is hiring them. At one point all of these top coordinators weren't top coordinators.
  24. What? The HC relies on the coordinators as that is why they are there. You replace the coordinators with other coordinators that run same or similar systems. Harbaugh has one thing Reid doesn't-SB ring. I will take a Harbaugh type run from the new coach. I will definately take a Tomlin type run with the new coach. Mike Martz was an offensive genius as was Norv Turner; Gregg Williams and Rex Ryan were great defensive minds and all of these guys were not great head coaches. A great head coach can come from anywhere with any background. Don't sell a guy short because he doesn't fit your n
  25. Do you consider John Harbaugh to be an X and O guy? Mike Tomlin? Those are two examples of coaches that let the coordinators do their thing but are both leaders and steer the ship. If Campbell were to be the guy then this is the set up the Colts would be shooting for, this situation could work with two really good coordinators.
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