Originally Posted by david1023
I honestly believe that Ryan & Gruden are the same type of coach.
And I honestly believe that's what we need.
Look, Rex is being blasted right now, but he's exactly what the doctor ordered. He took a 16th ranked defense, added bart scott and jim leonard (two UDFAs), and turned them into the number one defense in the league. We've been top 5 since he got here. Sure everyone points to the critical moments, and I agree those are flaws, but with better all-around teams, our defense wouldn't be put in those situations time and time again.
Gruden is the same mastermind/players coach for the offense. And it works.
We don't need a hardass, we need people who can win. Rex has shown he can take care of the D. If we can get someone to take care of the O, we'll be right back on track...because all of these implosions and leaks and backstabs go away when a team is winning.
Right now, everyone wants the knee-jerk reaction, but we forget how badly people hated Mangini's style as well (I defended him there as well because it's not about style, its about results). But hardass coaches also fail and also get fired. Going from one to the next wont cut it.
We've got a coach that players love (forget that BS article and poll, it's still true), and that also has the knowledge and skills to implement winning football on the defensive side. Why can't we go out and throw all of Woody's money at Rex to remain DC, and Gruden/Holmegren to become HC?