Philbin is a west coast, zone blocking scheme, finesse guy
Ireland is a traditional, old school, size and speed prototype guy, especially SIZE
This team lacks talent at the skill positions. Cam wake is the only true mismatch concern for opponents. Trading vontae away after investing a 1st rounder on him in an area of weakness is all you need to know. Ireland loves the draft as he used to be a scout. The draft is a roulette wheel you never know what your getting. I'm sure philbin was Leary of Marshall but you have to get fair value and WE DIDN'T GET CRAP FOR OUR BEST PLAYER
This team needs a new LT, LG, and RG. That's right the zone blocking scheme looks for athletes not maulers. We need a modern day TE not a blocking TE.
I just don't see how these guys ever get on the same page.
And why Matt Moore wasn't traded is beyond me. We are gonna get zilcho for a capable qb.
I hope Ireland proves me wrong and they get it right but history shows he is inept. He's already tried a secondary rebuild that failed. A trade for a playmaker that turned out wasn't a high character guy, surprise, surprise. They've been building an oline for years and now they have to start over based on scheme.
WE ARE YEARS AWAY PEOPLE, NOT JUST A COUPLE, I'd SAY 5 minimum