Originally Posted by Beerfish
The harm is that the front office and coach will look like idiots.....well more like idiots if they guy is even reasonable. They are terrified to bench their 20 million dollar starter because the owner will clue in that they blew it and fire the lot. As it is they can bluff and say that they have to keep going with Sanchez because they have no one better.
I disagree. All that would show is that we have a HC that is tired of losing. He's decided to tweak the team and see if it generates better chemistry.
Parcells has used that approach many times before. When the team gets on a losing streak, he finally just comes out and tells the press that he's tired of sh*t and he's going to put every player on notice that their jobs are not safe. He'll suddenly cut players just to send a message. He'll bench entrenched players in favor of younger, inexperienced players if he thinks that player might work better with the rest of the team.
It's a tool that works extremely well and apparently Rex has NEVER heard of that approach.