Re: Tannenbaum fired Rex to stay
posted at 1/1/2013 10:49 AM EST
In response to RockScully's comment:
Here's the issue with Pioli:
Haley wasn't his guy, so obviously he had to fire him. So, he lost a year right there. Crennel was brought in simply because he didn't have anyone/no one wanted the job.
With a much larger pool to choose from now, he should get who he wants.
Personally, if Reid doesn't go to Cleveland, A Pioli/Reid match would be fantastic for them. Reid is used to having some GM responsibilites with Roseman in Philly, and Pioli is used to deferring to BB.
BB and Reid are buddies. I can see that happening. That's when you then judge Pioli in KC. Who cares what the media thinks? The media hates BB too. I almost see that as a good thing, at this point. The media loves Rex. Why? He gives them copy. How good did that work?
Pioli is a GM and is a behind the scenes guy anyway. No fan or mediahead should care about the personality or appearance of a GM. That's ridiculous logic.
Comparing that to the Jets isn't close. Tannenbum and Rex have had 4 years to progreess and the regressed so badly, it's beyond comical. It's almost like they tried to sabotage it. Every choice they made was literally the wrong one.
Pioli didn't bring in Haley? I don't remember. The thing with the media is this (and it can't be understated)...the media can sway public opinion more than anything else, except one thing, winning. They haven't done that...win. The media bashes Pioli on a daily basis there...calling him a control freak, rude, not accessible, cruel to employees, etc. Now this is pretty common coming from the Parcell's tree, but what isn't common is the lack of wins/success.
The fans have grown to dislike the organization as a whole...that is a problem. They boo at games and ultimately they will just stop coming. That's the problem.