I am inclined to think we need to bring in some fresh blood to coach this team! Let them be the coach and hire some personnel people to bring in the talent. Let the coach suggest what he needs and have whomever acquire said need.
I was big on someone like Shanahan or Cowher or even Gruden when we saw that Zorn was not gonna be the one, but I think I have changed my tune. I am tired of football minds who have had success come into a new organization and think they can do it all. Holmgren had some success in Seattle, but he didn't get it done. Shanahan more than likely would not have won without Elway and the rest of the already assembled team. So why do we want him here assembling a team if he hasn't had success winning it all when he did have that authority?
I guess what I am saying, it is about a network of players and not one individual. I think it was apparent when Gibbs returned without Bethard and the cast of coaches he had during his Glory years, even though he did leave this team in better condition than when he arrived.
If this guy DeCosta is that good, go get him! Hire a young mind like Brian Shottenheimer to coach this team. Hire him a good DC, maybe luring Ryan out of Cleveland or picking him up after they are dismantled. Of course the names don't have to be the ones I mentioned above, but we need an entire team of football minds to come in and succeed.
I just don't like the idea of bringing in someone who has already won in the NFL, giving them more responsibility than they deserve. Let's assemble the whole package this time!
I know this is a glorious day with Vinny gone, I guess have been desensitized by these splash moves and I think this one is. Why else would he have mentioned it before the last 2 home games of the year? I am not saying this isn't a good move, but what is the motivation for the timing? I think it is an attempt to boost revenue over the final 2 games of the year at home!
We have not won a SB in nearly 20 years and until we look like a team that can contend I am gonna reserve any more enthusiasm over the hiring of one man. I am happy Vinny is gone, but we still have a long road ahead.