Re: Tannenbaum fired Rex to stay
posted at 1/1/2013 12:35 PM EST
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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.
I respectfully disagree...Pioli has had more than enough time to prove his worth...the chief's have regressed under his stewardship. His first mistake was trading for Cassel. Secondly, and most important Pioli's and the Chief's owner need to figure out who they are and that starts with hiring a head coach that has the ability to implement the teams phlyoshies and hire a coaching staff to execute the plan. Pioli's job then is to manage the cap and fill the roster with players that fit within the teams philosophy.
I do agree that hiring Ried makes sense...the bigger question is why did it take him four years to figure out that his success and that of the franchise is hiring a football guy to run the football program. More to the point, is that if you look at the franchises that have had sustained success each has done so because they don't change their organizational philosophy based on the head coach...they hire head coaches that fit their organizations profile, then go about the business of building rosters with players that fit the system....
I like Reid, but he is about as far away from the Belichick type of philosophy as you can get. I mean this guy tells the media exactly what the injuries are to players and how long they'll be out. You think Pioli will stand for that? Reid will sit there and talk with the media and be way too forthcoming on a daily basis...I can't see a guy his age dramatically changing at this point. His players quit on him last season - this wasn't a case of them not having the talent, this was a case of a coach not getting his players to play for him. I don't know, maybe that would all change in a new organization?
Yeah, Reid's a little too honest in that area, but he's such a steady coach, has great experience and the players play hard for him. If that's his major flaw, so be it.
Barring Philly scoring big for a Gruden or someone like that, they'll end up missing him until they can get themselves back together there. Tons of bad contracts in Philly and now a QB problem with a young Foles.
Reid got desperate after missing on Kolb and going for Vick. It was obviously the downfall, but overall in the big picture, he's a quality NFL coach who just needs a change of scenery.
I feel it's a perfect match. Reid is an offensive guy and might be able to help Cassel. Yes, I know it's popular to pretend Cassel stinks, but he doesn't. What he did in 2010 was real, 2011 all his weapons were hurt, and this past year with another new OC, Daboll, just didn't work. They need a LT and to move Albert to LG where he belongs. Let Bowe go and get a guy who can catch on the perimeter. Maybe a Brian Hartline and a Greg Jennings to go with Moeaki. They have McCluster for the slot in the middle as well. Moeaki is basically Hernandez.
They have nice talent there. They really do. They just need a steady hand to guide the ship. Another solid draft from Pioli and another good FA move or two, and they're in it.
All Reid needs is someone like Roseman like he had in Philly. Barring Reid not liking Pioli/wanting full power, which is possible, it's a good match.
I can agree on Reid, but I can't on Cassel. To me he's just too inconsistent in his accuracy to be anything but a backup. He doesn't have the strongest arm either - it's tough to be successful when you're missing both. I'm not saying he's wildly inaccurate, but he will miss a bit too much. He's smart and he's athletic, but we're not talking about rg3 here. Yeah he can give you a hot stretch, but there were times this year this guy couldn't hit the broad side of a barn...sooner or later it doesn't matter how much a coordinator sets up easy/high percentage throws for you...you have to hit a deep out.