That’s great. I don’t have a problem with soccer, or a big complex in rock Hill. It’s fine. What’s not fine is tripping over your dick in front of the press after your franchise quarterback went out of his way to praise you, your new hires, and the direction of the process. And anybody with any intellectual honesty who has followed the NFL for decades understands what I’m talking about: if you value your franchise quarterback, you don’t say “I’m not a doctor, he’s not a doctor”.
Also, this is his third year, not first. We just need to be real thorough with the facts here. Those first two years count, because it was his team and, quite honestly, another rich dude named Steve Bisciotti didn’t need 5 to 7 years to tear down a fairly competitive team in Baltimore just to build it back up.
I’m glad you have faith in your team’s owner. Many share your optimism. If you told me two years ago that the big splash was going to consist of offering Baylor’s coach the 6th most lucrative deal in league history, while inviting nearly his entire staff to join, while also retaining Marty Hurney as GM, now number ONE in terms of personnel decisions, and that the owner would be instrumental in every eval decision on the football side? Oh, and also finding every avenue possible to move on from a 30-year-old franchise quarterback:
I would’ve lol’d.
David Tepper made his millions, sorry, BILLIONS by being a master of managing numbers. He was a spreadsheet champion. And that’s the same exact game he’s trying to win again, all this time, the NFL calls are tanking. By the way, those same analytics Dave claims to live by, you won’t find one data driven study or an article which supports sucking on purpose in hopes of increasing your odds of a franchise quarterback.