Can we stop all the talk about a coach and start thinking bigger picture? We need a GM. Then let the GM hire the coach.
Scott Pioli? He wasn't given the time in KC with a quality head coach or capable QB but he sure built a good team there and of course was instrumental in the success in New England, and I believe Pioli can build another winner
Scot McCloughan? I keep hearing his name bantered about for a position as a new GM. How much of the Seahawks success in player acquisitions lay with him? I would prefer someone hungry at this position...someone who hasn't won it all already.
Eric DeCosta? Before Shanahan was hired I was clamoring for Snyder to pry DeCosta away from Baltimore. He has been under Ozzie's wing for a long time and the proximity of team's creates a chance him to make an easy transition.
I really believe we are thinking short term by discussing new coaches. We need to think big picture. I like Bruce Allen, his is a name that is synonymous with this organization, but how much of this debacle lay on his shoulders? We need someone who has spent a long time under the wing of success and wants to create his own legacy, but I wouldn't be opposed to someone like Pioli. I just want someone who has the skill to come in here, tell Danny Boy he is going to build a winner, and have the right temperament to work with Snyder...keeping him involved while not letting him meddle. A good owner is involved with the team, but knows when to stay out of the way and we need someone who can do that with Snyder. I think Snyder does not need another Shanahan to tell him to stay out...he needs someone who will tell him to be a part of the process...just limited.