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  1. He doesn't consider the possibility that the experienced NFL coaches didn't connect with the way he wanted to do things because he had no idea what he was doing at the NFL level, and they picked up on that pretty quickly. It's comical the way he talks about having the rug pulled out from under him when the four or five year plan became a two year plan. He didn't get canned for now winning an Owl in two or three years. He got canned for not making any progress in over two years, even though the roster got better (as he tries to take credit for). Even after last year's debacle, had this team made progress and finished 8-9 or so, we'd have been subjected to year four of The Process. But that was beyond him. Of course, it can't be him. And if in three years Nebraska is 3-8 again, that won't be on him, either.
  2. Matt Rhule will be able to blend in in the Midwest. It is not because the Midwest is fully of disingenuous, narcissistic, shallow clowns. Usually quite the opposite. But, if you have ever driven on a midwest country road and looked at the field as you drove by, you might see him him. There stands a horse, slowly making its way westbound. You are looking at the east end.
  3. I am not on the Darnold train, even as a backup. He would have to absolutely prove he has conquered being a turnover machine. I don't think he can do that in the remaining time.
  4. This sums it up. First, if your boss says you have five years to turn things around, he expects to see noticeable progress by about halfway through, if not sooner, and a path to get to that goal by year five. Rhule showed none. Zero, zilch, nada. In fact, he regressed and then looked completely lost at what was going on. That is the real world, whether it is the NFL or managing a project. In short, by the midway point, you have to be able to "get there from here." Second, he was right, he should have taken a different job. That job is NOWHERE in the NFL. It is not at Alabama, Ohio State, Michigan, Auburn, Clemson, or any other big stage that has big expectations. No place where the players under his "leadership" are skeptics and in demand elsewhere. Third, he is a BS artist. He moves from place to place, speaking in buzzwords, always insisting "the process" is working, even when it is clearly not. The Webb Telescope could not detect progress in what he did here. When somebody talks about "relationships" in a results-oriented business, you know they do not have the requisite knowledge to actually do the job. Like any snake oil salesman, when people start having expectations or catching on, the wagon moves on to the next town in the cover of night. Finally, culture. Oh, culture. When you are dealing with college-aged kids, particularly in places where football is not second only to God or the once-proud program is a shambles, culture is important. They have to believe. But, in a place expecting results (which is any professional sport), culture follows wins. The Pats had little culture when Hoodie took over. Hoodie's first job was to start winning. And with the winning came a culture that supported the expectation of winning. The 70's Steelers, 80's 49ers, 90's Cowboys all developed a culture after they started winning. Not beforehand. Telling professional athletes "if you just do this, we will win" becomes a lot easier sell when the guy saying those words has actually proven them. Then the cherry on top: He sloughs off the decisions to not pick a QB in the draft by saying he was not the GM. Then he wants to take credit for a better roster when it is ready to win. Those two things are mutually exclusive. It is like being pregnant, he either was "the man" in selecting the players or he wasn't. It isn't "kinda." My opinion of him gets worse every time he opens his mouth.
  5. Before we can attain "eternal mediocrity," don't we first have to achieve mediocrity? The last time we met or exceeded that was 2017. Our record in 2018 looks like mediocrity, but we lost 7 out of our last 8 and our centerpiece QB in the process, so the record was pretending by season's end. It's been a while since we could claim mediocrity.
  6. I'd vote for that, if we can find a way to wedge Hooker in there with them. Add Corral into the mix and we could wind up like the proverbial blind squirrel.
  7. That would be called an investment in the Panthers' future.
  8. It may actually be two-thirds of the league. There are some pretty bad teams, even in the middle third or so of the league. It seems parity has given way to the least common denominator. The number of impressive teams is, well, unimpressive.
  9. Well, I wouldn't overdo it. Had those four plays gone our way, The Process would still be here and we would not be having this conversation. That may also be true of the two play scenario. Sometimes the cure for the disease initially hurts as bad as the disease.
  10. It is quite possible. While Denver's options with Wilson look awful, it looks like a picture of "fiscal responsibility" compared to the Browns if Watson does not take them to the promised land. Denver has the added concern of Wilson's age and the possibility that he may just not have it anymore, but that aside, if Watson is not the second coming, the Browns are up against it for several years. His dead cap could just about exceed the salary cap.
  11. The irony of Seattle needing to look at QBs and owning Denver's first round pick, while Denver still needs to look at QBs despite trading a small farm to the Seahawks and committing three Brink's trucks to Wilson is a lesson in "don't let this happen to you." Wilson's dead cap looks like the national debt through 2024 and is still pretty steep in 2025. His contract is in that no-man's-land where he costs a fortune to keep and almost as much or more through then. They are locked into him for a while.
  12. Let's not forget that just because a team is not looking to draft a QB, they often trade with those who are for a haul. As of this morning, the teams ahead of us that are likely sniffing at QBs are Houston, Detroit (Rams pick), and Seattle (Broncos pick). That leaves Chicago who does not have another pick until late int he second round (Steelers own their 2nd round pick, they own the Ravens 2nd rounder). Da Bears have a lot of needs outside of QB.
  13. I think this is a good assessment of our remaining opponents. The only team that can halfway be called on the rise is Detroit, pending how the Steelers follow up last night. That is not to say we will win the games that appear in reach. The game plan we are likely to see against us is to try and stop the run and force us to beat them in the air. Teams that are able to execute that will have a decent chance. Before the season, I was concerned about both Seattle and Pittsburgh because they were not good on paper, but I thought their coaches would figure things out by the time we played them. That is possible with Pittsburgh, but Seattle seems to be doing the direct opposite I think the reason is exactly what was stated above.
  14. One way to keep him from turning the ball over is to handcuff him. The guy has a career TD:Int ratio of just over 1:1 (55:52 as of yesterday). Handcuff him, gag him, blindfold him, hell, put him in a straight jacket if needed.
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