What this shows is that FINALLY everybody is on the same page. And a unified front office working together is the important first step to building a winner. Look at what's happening in Cleveland right now. Chaos, dysfunction, and conflict. Not here.
Exactly. Like I said I was more in the camp of allowing it to be Idzik's decision than the keep Rex no matter what camp. If Idzik went another direction I may not have liked it, but I would have respected it. It's clear Rex was his man.
Having said that, I think Woody needs some respect and props in all of this. He did not "force" Rex on Idzik. He just recognized that Rex is talented and has a ton of potential as a coach, so he asked that Idzik just work with him for a year and see for himself what he thought of the man. I have always praised Woody for staying out of football operations, and he almost exculsively has, but this one time he clearly intervened I think he made a great decision. I think this past season, being so close to losing his job, has changed Rex. It has humbled him, and as we all know Rex it has certainly motivated him. I believe this season has made Rex a much better coach than any other year, and I am looking forward to his progression next season.