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Mr. Scot

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#2098035 First Impressions: Dave Gettleman

Posted by Mr. Scot on 15 January 2013 - 12:18 PM

I certainly hope he works to bolster the line but don't see how he will influence anything regarding the style of play unless he fires the current staff and hires his own. Maybe I misunderstood...

He said his duty is "to make everyone better" and specifically talked about working to make Rivera better.

That, plus one of his primary jobs with the Giants was to scout other teams, pinpoint their strengths and weaknesses and contribute to the planning for how to beat them.

So yeah, I think he'll affect the play on the field.

Specifically, he and his staff are going to scout opponents, look at what kind of players/roster we need to beat those opponents, and act accordingly.

#2098024 First Impressions: Dave Gettleman

Posted by Mr. Scot on 15 January 2013 - 12:11 PM

I figured he'd sound like someone's granddad. Instead, he sounds like Don Vito Corleone with a Boston accent. So I was expecting a grandfather but got The Godfather.

(between his Boston accent and Richardson's Southern drawl, the team may need to hire an interpreter)

Asked to self-describe, emphasized being "very direct" and said "Ron would agree with me on that" which makes me think he might have told Rivera some things he might not have wanted to hear, but may have needed to.

Obviously I loved what he said about "winning games with big men" :lol:

Not the type of guy to say something just to say something. When asked for specifics about the state of the team, stressed he was still evaluating, so he won't be someone who just pulls an answer out of his ass.

Overall strikes me as one of those guys that'll put out a good face with the media but in private will tell you exactly what he thinks on no uncertain terms.

#2097821 McCoy going to Chargers

Posted by Mr. Scot on 15 January 2013 - 11:05 AM

I'd say he's living off Peyton Manning's rep at the moment.

Off of Josh McDaniels to some extent too. McDaniels actually called the plays when he was head coach in Denver. Similar to how it was under Henning, McCoy had the OC title but not all the duties.

#2097801 McCoy going to Chargers

Posted by Mr. Scot on 15 January 2013 - 10:59 AM

McCoy was only listed as an offensive assistant when we went to the Super Bowl. He didn't even become the QB coach until later, and even then it was considered in name only under Henning.

He didn't really take the full on duties of a quarterbacks coach till Jeff Davidson took over, and those weren't exactly Delhomme's best years.

The only thing he's remembered for here is that goofball barrel passing drill.

#2097787 McCoy going to Chargers

Posted by Mr. Scot on 15 January 2013 - 10:52 AM

He was never the OC here under Fox.

Dan Henning was the OC when we went to the Super Bowl. Later on it was Jeff Davidson.

#2097127 NFL Coaching / GM News

Posted by Mr. Scot on 14 January 2013 - 08:20 PM

Can we get some updates on hirings posted on the first page Mr. Scot?


GM Searches:

Browns - ongoing; interviewing Ray Farmer from KC tomorrow
Chiefs - hired John Dorsey of the Packers
Jaguars - hired Dave Caldwell from the Falcons
Jets - auditioning for The Jerry Springer Show
Chargers - hired Tom Telesco of the Colts
Cardinals - as expected, promoted Steve Keim
Bills - retained Buddy Nix

A couple of "hot candidates", Marc Ross and Tom Gamble, find themselves still without offers.

Coaching Searches:

Bills - hired Syracuse coach Doug Marrone
Bears - still searching, have interviewed half the league; now starting on the other half
Chiefs - hired Andy Reid
Eagles - search turning into a circus
Browns - hired Rob Chudzinski
Chargers - still interviewing; may be focused on Lovie Smith, Ken Whisenhunt or Mike McCoy
Cardinals - also interviewed McCoy and asking for a second interview; may or may not have interviewed Todd Haley depending on who you believe

#2096548 Stop me if you've heard this one...

Posted by Mr. Scot on 14 January 2013 - 02:53 PM

Listen, we know what Fox is. He's a good coach that plays a style that makes it difficult to win against good teams consistently. You can't just keep it close and try to play mistake free anymore. He'll take the kneel downs and play for overtime forever, apparently. He did it in 04 against the Falcons here, and he did it this weekend in Denver. Playing not to lose is playing to get beat. I just hope Rivera figures that out.

So you're saying he is what he is?

#2096511 Petition to bring back Matt Moore

Posted by Mr. Scot on 14 January 2013 - 02:31 PM

No, you can't argue that. The best place for him is a team with a crappy QB who might get benched. Jacksonville, Cleveland, St. Louis, Arizona, Philly, Kansas City... all better spots for the guy.

If he still believes he's a starter, that's probably true.

If you acknowledge that he's not really starter material and would be better served taking a "career backup" path (which was my suggestion) then yes the Panthers job looks pretty good.

How Moore perceives things is unknown, but it's true that a lot of perennial backups tend toward thinking they're better than they really are.

#2096465 Petition to bring back Matt Moore

Posted by Mr. Scot on 14 January 2013 - 02:06 PM

I'd take Moore over The Golden Calf of Bristol.

#2096174 Getting weird in Philly too

Posted by Mr. Scot on 14 January 2013 - 11:13 AM

New York apparently isn't the only place where things have taken a turn for the odd (and no, I don't mean Charlotte).

Interesting article from Jason LaCanfora about just how strange things are getting in Philly.

Scrutiny now settling on shaky Eagles GM

Jeffrey Lurie is so enamored with Howie Roseman as a GM that he sided with Roseman against longtime coach Andy Reid. Now Reid is in Kansas City and the Eagles are trying to get a coach, but according to LaCanfora some veteran coaches are telling candidates for the Eagles job that they shouldn't take it :blink:

No coaching search has been as meandering and bizarre as the Eagles' circuitous trek across America. If you are replacing the greatest coach in your franchise history, you might want to actually have a plan to replace him.

Chasing every hot college coach, scrambling to the media to confirm some coaching interviews, obscure others; releasing skewed information about your whereabouts and resorting to day-late spin tactics after being repeatedly left at the altar isn't going to fly in Philly. Not when the entire league knew Andy Reid was done there since about the middle of the season, and not with a young general manager, Howie Roseman, trying to fight a growing perception around the league that he is woefully out of his depth. (Say what you want about the Bears' exhaustive search, but they haven't been strung out by college coaches who were unlikely to leave campus anyway).

The last two seasons, culminating with Roseman's rise to power in Philadelphia, have been marred with horror signings like Nnamdi Asomugha, the firing of coordinators and assistants in-season, some pretty obvious situations where the personnel didn't fit the scheme, the demise of Reid. Jason Babin being waived in-season a year after challenging the single-season sack record pretty much sums up the Roseman Era. Some strange front office firings mixed in there too.

Oh, and also plenty of less-than-competitive football.

Couple that with this strange coaching search, and the pressure is mounting on Roseman. And now, there is no longer anyone to hide behind. Say what you want about former team president Joe Banner and his quirky coaching search in Cleveland, but a certain degree of chaos has seemed to permeate the Eagles building since he left. And, no longer are there out-sized characters around, like Reid and Banner, to take all the bullets when things fail. It's all on Roseman now. No more whispers about, oh, that wasn't Howie's guy, that wasn't Howie's signing, he never wanted him here in the first place.

Rather, very different chatter has been growing in NFL circles for weeks. What's up with the Eagles job? Why don't guys want it? What are their concerns?

I wish I had a dollar for every time someone told me one esteemed coach or another advised one of the Eagles' top candidates not to take the job precisely because of Roseman's presence there. Roseman isn't the general manager they should tie their wagon to. It's clear Chip Kelly wasn't leaving Oregon for anywhere unless he had a large measure of control over the organization, and owner Jeffrey Lurie has already entrusted that to Roseman. There has been trepidation by some candidates to go all-in given the questions about this existing power structure.

The rumblings about Roseman lacking nuance and foresight, about him turning people off with how drunk with power he's become, only grow louder as his coaching search grows stranger.

Now, the Eagles would tell you they are right where they thought they would be in this search, now going on Week 3. They'll tell you they just wanted to talk to a bunch of bright football minds and do their due diligence. All part of the process. They didn't really want Chip Kelly or Bill O'Brien or Doug Marrone or Brian Kelly, anyway. Riigghht. Sure. I mean, if you couldn't get anyone to take your job or work with you, wouldn't you indulge in the same revisionist history?

Problem is, they're replacing someone who lasted 14 years in that cauldron, who went to five NFC title games and one Super Bowl and who perpetually had the team in playoff position. They're not replacing Rich Kotite here. And they'd better hope the guy they finally hire isn't the next Kotite. Sure, things had come to an end with Reid, and, trust me, he wasn't going to stay in Philadelphia with this crew no matter what the Eagles would have wanted. But it's worth noting that Reid was unemployed for about 48 hours before he had effectively agreed to terms with the Chiefs, quickly getting total control of the building, a direct link to the owner and a salary that keeps him among top five in his craft.

And the Eagles, meantime, have spent much of their time inflating the rate of college coaching salaries around the country and boosting the stock of guys who certainly seem to have played them for rubes. So we'll see where this thing goes.

Philly's been a winning organization and a desirable place to play/coach for a while. If LaCanfora is right though, that might be changing.

#2095492 Ray "Jesus" Lewis

Posted by Mr. Scot on 13 January 2013 - 07:11 PM

I always laugh when people get hyped up over an athlete thanking God :rolleyes:

Big deal. Who's it hurting?

Guys wanna stand up and thank Allah or Krishna or Buddha or their therapist...who gives a rip?

#2095448 Cleveland denied us and five other teams permission to interview Chris Tabor

Posted by Mr. Scot on 13 January 2013 - 06:39 PM

Kinda hard to be mad at a team wanting to keep a coach they like, especially one that's still in the process of building their staff. And we're hoping for Toub anyway.

The Panthers have denied permission before.

#2093593 Peyton and Fox lost that game

Posted by Mr. Scot on 12 January 2013 - 09:26 PM

One fan on the Broncos forum posted "Panther fans tried to warn us."

There's also a thread begging other teams to hire Mike McCoy.

#2093554 Baltimore Ravens vs Denver Broncos Game Day Thread

Posted by Mr. Scot on 12 January 2013 - 09:13 PM

I'm hoping the Ravens win it all now

Anyone but the Patriots.

#2093546 Denver fans,I'd like to introduce you to.......

Posted by Mr. Scot on 12 January 2013 - 09:11 PM

Yeah, I have nothing against Bronco fans right now.

If anything, I'd just tell them "we know exactly how you feel" :(

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