- Feb 7, 2008
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Agree. Just a bad job all around. Everything is being mismanaged. Now why do you believe that Grier has any wiggle room? There really isn’t one good thing he has done in the last 3 years except for the the Tunsil trade which ultimately didn’t really turn out to be any good when you see the full picture. I think it Iggy/waddle for TunsilCompletely agree, they tried and failed. But they brought in Ted Karras as a FA and that was a good move. Unfortunately, they did the Dolphin thing and made it a one year prove-it contract instead of a very cheap multi-year deal or a deal with an option that was available for peanuts to the Dolphins. Then Karras proved to be a pretty decent C and organized the line well .... and suddenly he commanded a LOT more money and we couldn't/didn't re-sign him. Money put into the OL, but poor contract strategy.
They also put starter money into Ereck Flowers ... a guy who was essentially a failure at LT and RT but had one year of a good OG play so we over-paid to get him. But he was decent .... essentially average on an OL with a very young, physically recovering, rookie LT. Flowers did OK .... but again, the contract strategy was all wrong, and so we had to cut him because we expected him to be the equal of his one best-ever year .... and he regressed to his mean. Still, two solid OL ..... moved on from and creating two holes out of our 5 OL.
Then we underestimated how much a quality OL costs .... looking for a replacement C and we struck out on all of them, most notably the Packers' C who we apparently wanted and who is playing lights out now .... because again, we didn't have a good feel for the market, and we're BAD at building OL .... and we don't add people who are good at it.
Combine this with the tragic bad management decision by Coach Flo who _clearly_ had found an OL coach who got the most out of his players ..... and Coach Flo fired him ...... that was a dumb move. Now he can't get a quality coach to even take the job .... and the current OL coach is bad. This is a slippery slope .... and it's going to be bad. Coach Flo now needs to make it work with the coaches and players he has ..... he has gotten a LOT of resources to rebuild this team .... now we're keeping score. Fix it or find a new job. Ditto for Grier .... although he has a little more wiggle room. Most likely, when one goes ... both will go and we nuke it and start again.