I doubt any other NFL city has to put up with this crap. Has anyone mentioned the ads on WFNZ where other bars are announcing they're THE OFFICIAL HOME OF THE BILLS/EAGLES/49ERS/BEARS, stuff like that? We get that advertised on our station, we get Redskins preseason games broadcast throughout Charlotte, most of our local sports guys are fans of other teams....beyond over that crap.
Correct me if I'm wrong, but you seem to think this is new. Its not. The court of public opinion has always believed what it believed evidence be damned. Guilty until proven innocent, innocent after proof of guilt, etc...
Only thing that has changed is info (or dis/misinfo) travels even faster.
You could make a pretty good argument that social media has given The Court of Public Opinion some large teeth.
First. I do expect McD to get an interview or two after this year. But, with the way the league is Offensively, I just don't see him getting the gig. Maybe when a team that really wants a Defense he may get a shot. I just don't know when that may be.
Second. He has a sweet gig right now. It just may take the perfect storm of events to even get him to consider taking a HC job. Some guys just don't want that headache.
Personally, I don't want him going anywhere. He makes Rivera's job so much easier.
Ya wanna talk nightmare?
How about McDermott gets a head coaching job and takes Steve Wilks with him?