for king and country
- Jan 20, 2007
I'd like to see how Mac does with a new OC, rebuilt O-line, and skills players. Whether he and the team get any of them is another question altogether.
So… change everything?Wish there were a like button. This is perfect. But even more emphasis on new OC and new OL coaches. I.e., needs to be 2 separate people.
By Jove, that just might work!!
If Mac is back I'd like to see him have to compete for his job with Zappe or someone else, don't just hand it to him particularly if the regression we've seen this year is real and not a product of bad coaching/OL, etc.
My preference would be to start over, I'm out on Mac now, yesterday put me over the top. I just don't think he does anything particularly well, and he does a lot of things pretty poorly. But I don't realistically know if this is a good option, and cycling through QBs every two years is a surefire way to end up our of the playoffs on a consistent basis.
What I think will happen is that Mac will be given another year, and he won't have to compete for his job.
In this vein, yeah, I think it makes sense to put the QB in place later in the team building cycle, because I think learning QB in today’s NFL is really hard, so it doesn’t necessarily make sense to try to teach him the game when the situations you want him to understand don’t yet exist.I think you focus FA and draft resources on adding offensive talent - especially at OT and WR - and then hopefully you draft a QB somewhere in rounds 2-5 and have a three way competition between Mac, Zappe, and the new guy.
Of course, the wild cards here are how long can the defense be maintained as excellent given career life spans in the NFL and why TF foes Belichick want to keep coaching in his 70s. (I think he wants to show he can build a other good team… and there’s also the real possibility that the only things he really likes to do are football and fishing, and having a toss with a lacrosse stick.)