February 08, 2013

Boring but intelligent choice for D Coordinator

Some of you might have been waiting for that big name but why would Lurie undercut his guy before the season starts?  Chip is the main personality.  A high profile guy would only put unnecessary pressure on Chip.  They made a wise choice in getting these two replaceable parts.  Now some of you are wondering about cleveland but that team was in the process of changing ownership.  Thats a recipe for teams doing poorly.  But the truth is the Browns actually had a pretty tough defense under the circumstances.  They were undermanned and knew changes were coming.  Im suprised things werent worse.  Again, hats off to the front office on two solid choices.

3 Comments:
  • I disagree. No one they could have hired at the coordinator positions would have outshined the Kelly hiring. I'm not sure why you think that fans were waiting for a big name...just about everyone they interviewed weren't really household names except by some of the bigger fans in the cities they are assistants in. I think what most people wanted were solid choices not names of a head coach recently fired who only had a short stint at offensive coordinator and a linebackers coach from a team picking at the top of the draft evey year who had two failed attempts as a defensive coordinator. It seems like Shurmur may have been someone they wanted but Billy Davis certainly reeks of a failed attempt by the Eagles at hiring their first choice(s) and stories I read and heard yesterday suggest just that. Look, no matter what there isn't anything we can do about these choices but hope they work out and I'm surprised a bit by your enthusiam but I'm just keeping it real.
  • A linebacker coach is just what we need. Sometimes it takes a few failures to find the formula for success. Im not overly concerned. the league is fast becoming offensive oriented wit all the rule changes. I think he will be fine .
  • I can't believe I am about to type this, but I hope you are right Hollywood. I am not happy about this hiring, but I'm taking a wait and see with it. I won't tell you that you are wrong because I don't know, but I do know the guy didn't have success in the past when he was a coordinator before. Maybe he's learned from the past, and perhaps he can get the job done now.

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