You know what the worst part of those GWDs/4QC’s? He was teams that went 31-17 and the 7 opponents had a combined record of 36-76 (basically a combined 5-11 team) and not one had a winning record. Not one game was against a team with a better record than the team he was on and I’d bet not really great defensive teams.
He was mediocre before he got here and he didn’t do anything to dispel that. People tried to extrapolate his NO games except that outside of a home game against the worst pass D in the league in 2019, he had 5 TDs and 2 INTs in 5 games. He was pressured (NO had a solid OL) in 3 games and his totals were 598 yards with 1 TD and 1 INT combined in those 3 games. People thought he’d throw for 30 TDs, lol.
Comments from Seahawks GM John Schneider in a recent article on Panthers.com...
"When people come up to you trying to change the board during the draft, he's like 'Hey-hey-hey. Stick to the board. Don't let these people keep affecting you.' He knows how to operate in that setting. He just has the ability to say, 'Stop, we've got this.'"
That includes having the strength to tell the boss when to say when.
Schneider recalled one year when he moved back three times, piling up later-round picks. At a certain point, Fitterer was ready to use some of the picks on players they liked.
"I looked at him and said, 'Are we good with this?'" Schneider said. "He's like, 'Yeah, I'm good with it, but can we stop trading back now? Look at the board right now, John.'"