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9 hours ago, MasterAwesome said:

I doubt Rhule could care any less about what Marty did before he came in.  I'm sure what's more important to him is how well they work together now.  Much to the dismay of most Huddlers, it seems like they work together pretty well and it appears that Rhule is happy with their partnership.

You are on the right track here.

Marty isn't the GM in any real sense of the word...nothing like John Lynch or Brandon Beane.  At this point Marty functions more as a manager of scouting combined with a PR position, he's the guy who goes on the radio, etc...

Player personnel decisions are now more of a collaborative/by-committee process vs. one guy making the call.

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20 hours ago, SizzleBuzz said:

The crow has been served up....come and get it!

 

I guess I need my serving.  

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22 hours ago, SizzleBuzz said:

The crow has been served up....come and get it!

 

I'll take a helping of that, even if I was only skeptical but willing to give him a chance. Thrilled with what we've seen so far, no longer skeptical but excited about the future.

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With all the glowing reviews of Coach Rhule, do we give credit to Hurney or Tepper for the hire? Last I remembered, Hurney carried the interview and Tepper sat back and agreed. Obviously it was Tepper's wallet that secured the deal though. 

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5 minutes ago, CarolinaRideorDie said:

With all the glowing reviews of Coach Rhule, do we give credit to Hurney or Tepper for the hire? Last I remembered, Hurney carried the interview and Tepper sat back and agreed. Obviously it was Tepper's wallet that secured the deal though. 

I mean, if you're asking me if I WANT to give Hurney credit..no. Do I have to in the interest of fairness since all available information seems to imply he definitely was all over recruiting Rhule to Carolina. Yeah.

Now let us never speak of this again.

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13 hours ago, Mr. Scot said:

I'd agree, with one caveat...

I'm going to be way more interested to see what year two and beyond of Matt Rhule's coaching career looks like than year one. Lots of new coaches start out hot only to tail off once the rest of the league has film and scouting info on them.

We've seen what Rhule is capable of doing. The next question is whether he's also capable of keeping it consistent.

And yeah, part of that challenge might include replacing his young offensive prodigy.

Do they though? Kingsbury was ass last year. Teams much better. They haven’t changed poo but their personnel.......

Chud was ass as the Browns HC. 
 

Some HC’s ride the talent of a great QB for years. See Mike McCarthy. 
 

Some ride the talent of a stellar team (see Rivera). Even then, he isn’t a good HC. 
 

I believe some coaches just have it like Bill B and can turn chicken salad into chicken poo on defense. As long as he’s got a solid-great QB. 
 

Rhule is in that mold and can coach up players. Just needs a solid-great QB to finish it out. 

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29 minutes ago, CarolinaRideorDie said:

With all the glowing reviews of Coach Rhule, do we give credit to Hurney or Tepper for the hire? Last I remembered, Hurney carried the interview and Tepper sat back and agreed. Obviously it was Tepper's wallet that secured the deal though. 

Yes.

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10 hours ago, SizzleBuzz said:

Marty isn't the GM in any real sense of the word...nothing like John Lynch or Brandon Beane.  At this point Marty functions more as a manager of scouting combined with a PR position, he's the guy who goes on the radio, etc...

Player personnel decisions are now more of a collaborative/by-committee process vs. one guy making the call.

Can you point to any concrete information that supports this or is it just your supposition of how things are now?  Genuinely curious if there is any factual evidence to support this idea, because it would make me feel better about our situation as an organization, but haven't seen anything other than people speculating that it works this way now.

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16 hours ago, Prowler2k18 said:

Anything’s possible but I can’t see that being an issue with Rhule. Kelly was egotistical and fits the category of a college coach that should have stayed one. As mentioned earlier, Rhule reminds me of Pete Carroll - he’s a motivator and leader of men that gets the most  out of his players. But he seems grounded enough to know it’s not all about him and his staff appears to speak to that. Things can change but I just don’t see having potentially more power over roster decisions being too big for him. 

I think worrying about Rhule being on the same trajectory as Kelly was is a bad comparison.  There are some fundamental differences in how they approach things.

  • Does anybody ever remember Kelly saying any of his assistants were the reason for his success?
  • Kelly was billed as an "offensive genius" with a system.  That historically has been to the NFL what the snake oil salesman rolling into town was in a western.  Systems tend to fail in the NFL, especially those as simplistic as "we are going to run as many offensive plays per game as possible," which was what Kelly's boiled down to. 
  • Kelly was a cancer in his own locker room
  • Kelly was egotistical enough to believe his system was so superior, it would work regardless of the talent, and he parted with talent in Philly for his own personal reasons.  He left the Philly roster in sad shape.  The fact they won a Super Bowl a couple of seasons later is a huge testimony to Pederson and Roseman.
  • As such, Kelly underestimated the fact that he generally had a decided talent advantage most weeks in college, and perhaps that was the reason for his success.  Talent matters.
  • Kelly never learned from his mistakes, usually doubling down.  He had an aha moment when Philly fired him and the only job offer was from arguably one of the 4 or 5 worst situations in the league at that point (San Francisco was a train wreck at that point).  But by then, the die was cast and he was in a situation where his own failure was assured. 

Most of these are personality traits.  Rhule's personality and statements thus far seem far more likely to stick in the NFL than Kelly.  Could that change?  Sure.  But personality traits don't change quickly.

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1 hour ago, Sgt Schultz said:

I think worrying about Rhule being on the same trajectory as Kelly was is a bad comparison.  There are some fundamental differences in how they approach things.

  • Does anybody ever remember Kelly saying any of his assistants were the reason for his success?
  • Kelly was billed as an "offensive genius" with a system.  That historically has been to the NFL what the snake oil salesman rolling into town was in a western.  Systems tend to fail in the NFL, especially those as simplistic as "we are going to run as many offensive plays per game as possible," which was what Kelly's boiled down to. 
  • Kelly was a cancer in his own locker room
  • Kelly was egotistical enough to believe his system was so superior, it would work regardless of the talent, and he parted with talent in Philly for his own personal reasons.  He left the Philly roster in sad shape.  The fact they won a Super Bowl a couple of seasons later is a huge testimony to Pederson and Roseman.
  • As such, Kelly underestimated the fact that he generally had a decided talent advantage most weeks in college, and perhaps that was the reason for his success.  Talent matters.
  • Kelly never learned from his mistakes, usually doubling down.  He had an aha moment when Philly fired him and the only job offer was from arguably one of the 4 or 5 worst situations in the league at that point (San Francisco was a train wreck at that point).  But by then, the die was cast and he was in a situation where his own failure was assured. 

Most of these are personality traits.  Rhule's personality and statements thus far seem far more likely to stick in the NFL than Kelly.  Could that change?  Sure.  But personality traits don't change quickly.

Great breakdown! 

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On 11/13/2020 at 11:31 AM, Moo Daeng said:

Rhule only said he wanted control over his staff. He got that. Nowhere did he say he wanted complete control over everything.  Its unfortunate that this false narrative won't go away.

I've read an article where he said it. It's not a false narrative. But, things change, realities set in, and sometimes people compromise.

I do think that control over his staff is the most important thing. Perhaps major input into personnel is all it will take to keep him.

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19 hours ago, CarolinaRideorDie said:

With all the glowing reviews of Coach Rhule, do we give credit to Hurney or Tepper for the hire? Last I remembered, Hurney carried the interview and Tepper sat back and agreed. Obviously it was Tepper's wallet that secured the deal though. 

I don't think it really matters. Give the credit to Rhule for being the guy several teams wanted but was able to impress the first to the level he did.

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15 hours ago, 1of10Charnatives said:

Can you point to any concrete information that supports this or is it just your supposition of how things are now? 

Did you see the post where I mentioned the show Billions?  Ever watched that one?

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7 hours ago, top dawg said:
On 11/13/2020 at 4:31 PM, Moo Daeng said:

Rhule only said he wanted control over his staff. He got that. Nowhere did he say he wanted complete control over everything.  Its unfortunate that this false narrative won't go away.

I've read an article where he said it. It's not a false narrative.

I'm curious to read said article, could you point me in the right direction please?

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1 hour ago, SizzleBuzz said:

Did you see the post where I mentioned the show Billions?  Ever watched that one?

Yes I'm fully aware of how hedge funds are run, but when I mentioned concrete information I didn't mean pointing to the way a fictional character behaves in a tv show about a hedge fund as evidence of how things are actually functioning in the real world with the management of our sports team....

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55 minutes ago, SizzleBuzz said:

I'm curious to read said article, could you point me in the right direction please?

 Not sure if it’ll link right on mobile but;

https://www.google.com/amp/s/amp.star-telegram.com/sports/nfl/dallas-cowboys/article238544193.html

pulled this from a quick Google search of “Matt Rhule wants control”.
 

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