Hey Badway, chill out a bit bro. Wife's been all over me to help out in the yard today and tough sneeking into the office to respond. :lol:Originally posted by TerryBadway@May 2 2004, 02:52 PM
BTW...PatsTXfan i'm still waiting to hear your definition of a "Successful Coach" after 3 years (I'm sure this will go by unresponded......At that's why your words hold a certain level of credibility with me).
Anyway, to measure a successful coach after 3 years you have to look at the starting point. Did a coach take over a team that totally needs to be rebuilt or did he take over a team that is already competitive.
Parcells, Fox and Belichick all took over teams that were horrible and turned the franchise completely around. Knock his losing record in Cleveland, but he eventually righted that ship and made them competitive. More importantly, Belichick learned from his mistakes in Cleveland.
Hermy, on the other hand, took over a team that many considered a Super Bowl favorite. Big difference here. Two out of three years (with a very competitive team) he barely squeaked into the playoffs and made a very quick exit both times (save me the accomplishment of the Colts playoff win).
After three years of coaching you want to see noticable gains from year to year. Can you really say you see that with the job Hermy has done with the Jets? Each year his regular season record has declined and he continues to make the same mistakes as year one (slow starts, soft camps, poor in-game adjustments, reluctance to play rookies and pathetic clock management).
Hermy seems like a great guy and he continues to say all the right things. However, "the proof is in the pudding" and after three years nothing has changed.
Be very curious to see how everything unfolds this year.