.................It's also going to start coming out that the most heavily derided moves over the past few years (Delhomme, Armanti, DeAngelo's contract, etc) were at the behest of Richardson. Gantt has already written the PFT article alluding to it, but I guarantee it's going to start spilling out now.
..........So why do this now? There doesn't necessarily have to be a good reason. Richardson has shown he likes moves just to make the fan base happy (DeAngelo's contract being an example). It's clear from the reactions on here that the base fan is pleased by this.
............I don't want to say Bill Cowher, because I think it's an unfunny meme at this point, but it might be someone like that. Someone established that would like control. Cowher makes perfect sense. He wanted front office control last go around. So does Schottenheimer who has been successful everywhere he's gone.
1) I do agree and think JR has a lot do with the contracts and a good amount of what has been done with many of the current players on this roster.
2) Why do this now?? I am one of those fans who agrees with it. My biggest fear as a fan and PSL owner is this team finishes strong and JR gets that false image and hope that they have turned it around and stays the course for next season, AND then we have another 1-5, 2-4, etc start and suck again. At least now I dont have that concern and can enjoy the rest of the season more knowing this wont be tolerated, etc.
3) I would be fine with Bill Cowher or Gruden or some other former NFL Coach that has had success. I know many are against retreads but the last thing I want is to go the unknown Coorinator route or College HC and hope he is the next "great one" and find out he isnt resulting in another 3-4 wasted season.