Originally Posted by Conkboy
I think Woody wants to go the Steelers route and stay patient and allow Rex to continue to mature into the roll. However, I think he also realizes that he needs a top notch football guy running the show. Therefore, my guess is he will interview GMs and not choose the one that wants to keep Rex, but rather choose one that is the bets for the job regardless of his stance on Rex. I expect that in the event that Rex is replaced, the team will stick with the next coach for a while outside of a complete debacle. At this point Woody must let the new GM decide how to move forward.
I agree. I'm only for keeping Rex is the new GM wants to keep Rex, without pressure to do so.
The problem is, we start over, new Coach has foibles too (remember Mangini and "it's a process" and his lolbad Bellichek impressions? Or Herm and his BBQ? Fans will always laugh at and find things to hate our Coaches for, legit or not) and in four years, if we have one down year, Fans will do exactly what they're doing now, demand the GM and Coach be fired, and we try something else.
Hell, in the past I was a loud voice amongst them. I wanted Mangini fired big time, and still say that was the right choice.
I just wonder if playing a Steelers-style long game may be worth trying for once, and if Rex with a decent QB might be worth giving a shot to. 4 years in a row we have Top 10 Defenses, and this year while clearly down hard with young linemen, injuries, Revis gone and slow old Linebackers, it was still our best unit by far. Afew less pick 6's, fumbles and INT's, and instead a few more completed drives or Field Goals and we're having a whole other conversation.