NFL’s Aftermath – Firing Day arrives

My son brought up some excellent points today, after school. He noted Tampa’s Raheem Morris got fired, but the big thing is bringing in someone who can shore up the defense. I said there isn’t anyone around who seems to be shoring up any defense, as we watched Wisconsin and Oregon battle to a 21-21 tie in the second quarter of their game.

He tossed this gem out there:

“They should get Bill Cowher. He won a Super Bowl in 16 years.”

Perfect. That guy gets a lot of run, mostly because he was the Steelers coach and they have a rabid fan base. The bottom line is, in 15 years, he won one Super Bowl. He went to two. Andy Reid, buddy, you are nowhere close to losing your run. You have two seasons left to catch Cowher, and he does have something close to the weapons to do so.

Lots of coaches and GM’s getting the axe today. St Louis fired their GM and head coach. Bill Polian, the genius who got all those guys who near-missed with Peyton Manning, but could win only two games without him, was fired, along with his son Chris, allegedly the general manager. The Bills fired the illustrious George Edwards, their defensive coordinator and replaced him with Dave Wannstedt. Don’t know if that makes things better or worse.

Here’s some coaches who should be fired:

Lovie Smith: What does that guy do to keep his job? Keep firing coordinators. The Bears lost at least two games to teams worse than them after Cutler got injured. What does that say for Mr. Smith as a coach?

Jim Caldwell: Dude failed at Wake Forest. What made anyone think he was a competent NFL head coach? Peyton Manning was the Colts coach. So there. Please end the deathwatch.

Chuck Bresnahan: When your defense can’t get a team that’s been kayoed from the playoffs to punt over the course of a full game, your run is over…as if it had even started. See ya, and if you don’t want to “see ya” to Chuck, why I see no reason to keep our illustrious head coach Hue Jackson around. Raiders need to make big front office changes, like hire someone to replace the deceased Al Davis.

Norv Turner: Can’t say this enough: If you can only get your team to play their best when nothing’s on the line, you’re not a very good head coach. Coach Turner (who by the way, is an offensive genius) is not a very good head coach. If San Diego (hopefully) keeps him, the Chargers are no threat to do anything except keep you out of the playoffs.

 

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