Originally Posted by SlickBri481
Hard to argue with these points. I'm willing to give him another year. If his D, however, collapses down the stretch and we start losing to teams like the Cards and the Jags, I'm willing to revisit that thought. We know the O is bad, but I don't think Rex can afford to have his D give up on him.
One of the biggest issues I see is that Rex has absolutely no clue how to manage in-game situations.
Look around the league, there has NEVER been more parity then there is now. There is not nearly as much talent disparity then there was even a few years ago, as the spread offense has changed the game substantially, both on offense and defense.
I also think that "motivation" is overrated in this league. Every team comes out flat time to time. SAR likes to whine and moan and blame rex for our poor first half in Pittsburgh....Rex wasnt the one missing a huge tackle on mendenhall, keeping a drive alive with a Def Holding penalty, or fumbling on a sack. These are pro players and grown men, they are motivated. The only way to "motivate" guys is to make them fear for their job....thats it. Every team/player will have good games or bad games.
That being said, execution is a different issue. A good HC today needs to keep his players accountable by letting them know that each one of them is expendable. But he also has to be accountable that when the whistle blows, and these games come down to 3-5 plays per game, the coach will make the right moves with timeouts, personnel, challenges, and situational calls.
Unfortunately for us, Rex cant do any of the things I listed above. Being the players friend is wrong. Having no offensive clue is wrong. Not managing timeouts is bad.
He is just not a 2013 NFL HC. If it was 1985 and he could be mike dikta running around without a headset, challenges, hurryup offenses or multiple personnel groupings, he would be fine....he could even run his antiquated 3-4 defense. Even david harris would probably be an all-pro