Originally Posted by TheMikeIsHot
You've set this up as a Rex is fine, it's all Mark's fault thread. And as true as that might be
the fact remains that he picked Mark, he stuck with Mark and he refused to bench Mark when it was obvious to everyone that he needed to sit.
The team, including Rex, picked Mark, aye. And it was the right pick at that time in that draft. If we could do it all over again 100 times, Sanchez is probably still the right pick.
The fact that he didn't pan out doesn't mena that at that time, he wasn't an appropriate, informed, risk vs. reward choice. He was. Would Stafford have been better.....who knows.
Your criticism of Rex is legit generally, I admit. But if we're going to bank on someone learnign and getting better, I'd bet Rex before Sanchez. And I mostly bet Rex because I'm desperate for the stabillity and patince other teams often show on their way to championships.
Because again, in four years, if New Coach A is 7-9 or 6-10, we'll be right here again, and they'll be some legit criticism there too (as there was for Cowher at various times when they went 6-10). At 6-10, you can always say a Coach "lost the team" or similar.
One more year, Sanchez-free, see how it plays out. If Rex fails to put up a 9+ win success of a season with a meaningful playoff run, I'll be the first in line (behind SAR) to demand Rex be fired.