Posted 10 September 2012 - 06:35 PM
As far as judging him on his record.. he doesn't have enough of a record to be judged so critically. His first year, he took over a team that was 2-14 the year before, and they were actually that bad IMO. He comes in his first year with no training camp or team meetings in the off-season and wins 6 games (could have and should have been 8 or more if it weren't for the great Mare missing those 4th quarter field goals.
This year will be clearly on him IMO, but think I'll wait until the end of the season for that. And even then, there have been many great coaches not have the best career starts.. I think of that Bill Belichick had like 5 losing seasons out of his first 6 season as a head coach. And Chuck Noll, Bill Parcells, and Bill Walsh all had losing seasons in their first 2 or 3 seasons.
And, no, I don't think the Panthers are some elite team that should be beating everybody. Hurney, IMO, has not put that quality of a team together. Yes, we have some great players, but there are alot more talented teams than us.
I'd say when he starts calling bonehead plays on the sideline, then we may want to start worrying. But I put the blame on the Tampa game on the Offensive line.