http://espn.go.com/nfl/story/_/id/10...ogical-testing"I'm not here to be a distraction," Pouncey said.
So now MARRIAGE is involved! I LOVE IT. You mean the same kind of marriage like when you marry a woman and then she decides to sell her stake in the stadium and leaves you with her really incompetant and vicious sister but your suppose to stay in that relationship? That marriage?
Man, you are hilarious. I mean it, i really want to nominate you for poster of the year(and i probably will). You cannot sell people on the idea of staying with Sparano. Your reasonable expected course of action is for us to go out and find a hall of fame quarterback. You expect us to ignore the 8 losses in favor of the 3 wins.
But, oh wait! We have a future all pro center! THANK GOD! That will certainly assure of us more wins!........oh wait. We have just seen what competant center play will get us. I'm more focused on competant quarterback play.
You jump from comparison to comparison and only look at the good ones to support your argument, all the while ignoring the bad ones unless they lead to what you suggest. Matt Barkley(continuously contributes to charities) is the next Matt Leinhart(hasn't been sober since his 15th birthday). I mean, my god, you just brought up a marriage comparison. Please keep posting, i cant stop laughing.
edit: either i missed it(was laughing pretty hard) or you edited it in, but "getting rid of players in time"? Porter was kept to long and Sparano benched Wake in his favor, only got rid of him after Joey went public multiple times...and even then our front office screwed up by trying to cut him when we didn't have the cap space, took us 2 tries. Ronnie had the last year of his contract extended(due to a deal in his rookie contract). Ricky kept getting extension offers and only stopped receiving them after he went public with his problems with Sparano.
Actually there are more successes of USC QBs (Carson Palmer) transitioning to the NFL than there are of Dallas OL Position Coaches (or any OL position coach) being leapfrogged 2 levels up directly to HC. It was a bad idea for Tony who from an experience background was over his head as he was from an intellectual capacity. Not to suggest that all OL position coaches are too dense to be HCs, more that even the more astute ones need to prove themselves in a coordinator capacity first. From an empirical basis, promoting OL position coaches directly to HC breeds failure.
It wasn't satisfying enough to become this thread's pin cushion, so you had to offer yourself up also as the Barkley poll thread pinata, eh?
Last edited by Vaark; 11-27-2011 at 12:57 AM.
"Always remember that you are absolutely unique. Just like everyone else."
Say whatever the **** you want about the marriage comparison. You know I'm right.
Let's take it to your job.
Say at the local McDonalds you flip burgers at, your boss tells you you'll be fired by the end of the year if you don't start getting better at building your burgers , that's the Jack Del Rio scenario.
Now say at this same McDonalds you've been working at for years, with average results at best, sometimes customers complain; but the resturaunt isn't going out of business. So you decide to ask your manager for a better spatula, and cashiers to help during your shift. Your manager says no. But since you haven't graduated high school and you know the local Burger King and Wendy's aren't hiring you decide to stay...that's the Marvin Lewis scenerio.
Now let's say when you first started working at your Micky D's it was known as one of the worst in the country; so you come in to flip burgers and actually start doing okay? That's the Pat Shurmur scenerio.
Now take that same scenario, except, the manager was once considered one of the best McDonalds managers in the country back in the late 70s and early 80s, yet his age and ineptness led to the current state of the McDonalds; and then your manager chokes on a french fry and dies, yet you still do okay flipping burgers....that's the Hue Jackson scenario.
Now imagine, you've been working at the Micky D's for a couple years, the first year you turned around the location after the resturaunt nearly went without a sale the year before you got there. Despite overbearing fry cooks, and senior citizen cashiers, your burger flipping helped bring in respectable returns. Then one day before your fourth year with the company, the fry cook from the night shift tells you he saw the owner interviewing new burger flippers??? The Sparano scenario.
Out of all these situations, which one would upset you most? Probably the one where the owner is interviewing to replace your job without even letting you know. At least in the Del Rio scenario, you know you can save your job by flipping burgers better. In the Shurmur and Jackson scenarios, you've only been working there for a short time so there's not a lot expected of you and in the Lewis scenario, you probably knew you weren't gonna get the spatula and cashiers, but figured it was worth a try.
There can you relate to that a bit better?
Id understand(much like Zach Thomas did during his retirement speech) that the game is bigger then me and it owes me nothing. Id understand that if i didnt get results my *** would be on the street. And Tony Sparano has not gotten results. Well, he has, but they have been awful.
Much like i indicated above, i never feel i "deserve" special exceptions. Either i do what i need to do to have a job or i do not deserve that job. You are indicating that Tony Sparano deserves that job because........well....just because he deserves it. He certainly hasn't proved that. He certainly hasn't shown he can handle adversity. He certainly hasnt shown that he can pull it together and do a damn good job later. But according to you the fact that he is around and he has collected a paycheck and he will collect a paycheck is deserving enough. He has had very bad results but given enough surrounding burger flipping talent he might turn out a profit...eventually.
Yeah, not very convincing. Go back to the marriage comparisons.
God. This is the thread of the year. Im literally laughing my *** off. Dude you are ****ing hilarious.
If you want to use "real life" comparisions. Here's one.
I started my carrer at 17 1/2 years old, I am now 22 years old and running a office making $125,000 a year. Wanna know how? By working my ****ing *** and and improving myself in everything we do at work, I was once a ******* 18 year old that got chewed out by my boss, which happend to be my father at the time, ****ing off, being the "boss's son". You know what happend, I almost got fired, by being a blowhard at work, they gave me 6 months to be a man and prove to them I was worthy of learning the craft of NDT. Since then I have learned from my mistakes, grew as a inspector, started being wanted all over the country & even the world, supervising jobs, and now I chew people out and fire people who don't perform to expectations, and Its usally alot less than the 4 years Tony has had.
Point is, if you don't perform at your craft, you shouldn't be employed anymore.