Re: The truth comes out: Pepper wanted away from BB!
posted at 2/5/2014 3:18 PM EST
In response to BabeParilli's comment:
In response to dreighver's comment:
Well, I think Pepper is twisting the truth a bit...
DeOssie was on WEEI the other day, and essentially said that Pepper had told him that BB was pushing him out. For some reason or another, BB wasn't satisfied with the job Pepper was doing. My thoughts? Perhaps BB is moving to more of a 4-3 look, and these leftovers from the conservative, 3-4 regime are no longer needed.
So, 13 years BB kept him, but suddenly he wants him gone. That makes no sense.
But I guess Pepper is a liar because that suits the homer spin.
That's not the "homer spin" -- those are the words of Zak DeOssie, a close friend of Pepper Johnson.
Over time, employees get complacent, circumstances change, as do philosophies. To think that Belichick may have wanted a change on the coaching staff at that spot isn't all that crazy.
Pepper says he was getting out of BB's shadow. When I read that, and combine that with my knowledge of what DeOssie said, that makes me think that Belichick was instructing Pepper to adjust a certain technique, scheme, or some part of his coaching, and Pepper could not, or would not.
To say that this is simply a mutual decision, and Pepper is moving on by his choice, I think is inaccurate. Again, look at what DeOssie said.