no sacred cows.
i have no problem with keeping effective people around.
and no, just being part of a losing culture doesn't mean one isn't good at his job, but it also makes it hard to distinguish the good from the bad.
i remember hearing that after the 2010 season, aside from don gregory the whole college scouting department was rebuilt. it was one of those "quiet" rebuilds. if that is the case, i would have no problem keeping that staff around just based on what they did this last year.
Speaking of structure, check out this quote...
Early last week, pro scout Matt Shauger, who scouted the Patriots and Ravens in the AFC Championship Game, delivered a 125-page report to Tom Coughlin and staff that provided the template for the Giants’ game plan on Sunday. The cover of the report read: New England Patriots Super Bowl XLVI February 5, 2012 Rosters Depth Charts Injuries Notes.
The report includes matchup advantages and matchup disadvantages, as well as tendencies. “It’s a very thorough document for the coaches to give them a starting point for their preparation, but it’s not X’s and O’s-oriented as much as it is player-evaluation oriented,” Gettleman said.
Think we have anybody on staff who could do that?
That's a sign of a winning organization.
And who knows? This guy Shauger might make a good Director of Pro Personnel.