In reference to #2 I understand your point, but it isn't like this has been a pooty offense and we are promoting from within. We have had 2 consecutive top 10 seasons on offense.
If our offense had not been successful and we did the same thing I would be on board with you 100%, but I understand the idea of having something that is successful and trying to continue it. That isn't irrational decision making.
Think of it this way if you were in Ron's shoes and on the hot seat. You can stay with an offense that has been very good with an OC that is very familiar with our personnel. Or hire a guy that may also be a good OC, but will likely spend the first half of the season playing with his new toy Cam Newton and trying to figure out how to use him to the best of Cam's abilities. Perhaps to the peril of your employment.
I don't know how this will turn out and I am actually pretty indifferent to the hire, but there is a logic in this hire that makes sense.
I understand the decision, but don't agree with it. And frankly, I don't agree with the Proehl and Rogers moves either. Ricky may turn out to be a great coach, but people only love this hire because we loved him as a WR. It's just my personal opinion that we needed to add experience to the staff, not take it away.
Not you, because I know you're not that way, but many on here have short memories about what transpired early this year and perhaps over-weigh what happened the last 6 weeks of the year. Other than the Falcons, we had some nice teams to help us pad our stats those last 6 weeks. Yes, we ended up ranked pretty high, I just hope we all haven't been deceived because of the level of competition.
I think we have something really, really special at the QB position. Guys like Cam don't come along every day. Were I in JR's shoes, my number 1 priority would be to give him and the rest of the team the absolute best staff available, and it doesn't seem to me we are anywhere near to that.