- Feb 19, 2002
He absolutely makes multi year plans; assistant coaches do ascend up the ranks here, players are added who won't contribute right away (you're often better able to understand his high draft picks if you look at the team's needs two years away than next year for example). Just sometimes the plan doesn't work--the succession plan for McDaniels was for one of the young coaches to be ready to take the reins and clearly he didn't think Caley/Lombardi/even a Bo Hardegree or Sunseri were up to the jobI don’t think Bill makes many multi-year plans. He’s more about the full time, all the time, grind. Yes, he tries to chart the development of players and coaches to build organizational depth, resilience, etc. but he would never do anything other than “what’s in the best interests of the team” right now. He made two big mistakes here: Not having a good succession plan for McDaniels’ departure, which he had to at least expect was likely at some point; and misjudging Patricia and Judge’s competence and/or fit with Mac. Now he’s back to the grind to fix it, probably for 16+ hours a day.