Originally Posted by GreenWave
I would only be okay with this if Rex is able to stop the bleeding on defense somewhat. With the injuries on the offensive side, I can give him a mulligan there. But if Rex can't find a way to correct the issues in the run defense, I have a hard time believing he should remain.
To me, he has to show that he's the defensive mind he claims to be. Even without Revis, this team should not be in the bottom 1/4 of the league in defense, so if he has that unit playing respectably before season's end then it's cool if he survives the purge.
To me he has already done a lot with some suspect crews. The defense has aged and reinforcements have been few and far between. The entire LB corp is made of fossils. Pouha was complete failsauce before Rex got here, Revis was great but not the hands down #1 that Rex allowed him to be. Him taking essentially the same unit Mangini had and kicking it up to the #1 defense in the league was enough to impress me and then he maintained that despite the front 7 falling apart. I agree that I would be wayyy more comfortable if the defense turned it around, but he has developed players on defense more than people are giving him credit for lately. The young guys are playing much better than people think (49ers stinker aside, where both Wilk/Ellis played poorly). Real issue is just an absolute lack of youth and talent in the linebacker corp.