Now, like I've already said I'm willing to deal with his rookie growing pains and be patient with him going thru next year, but because of the fact that I never liked Tanny as a prospect very much, I do think that he should be on a short leash next year if he is not showing improvements, and the same should go for Philbin. In the NFL today, good coaches and high end QBs get franchises turned around pretty damn quickly, and it shouldn't be any different here. Look at San Fran w/ Harbaugh, New Orleans w/ Brees and Payton, and Arizona with Whisenhunt and Warner.
So you're right, being "sick of losing" is not a reason to put a short leash on your personnel. Consistent bad play and incompetent coaching.are good reasons.
"I don't have pet peeves, I have psychotic ****ing hatred"
Last night was one of those "it moment" that franchise quarterbacks sense and deliver.
Twice Ryan was given that chance, twice he failed.
It was there for the taking. I thought we were one of 3 teams who had a clear shot for being that 6th team in the AFC. The Colts have defined themselves as that for this year and likely going forward the next couple of seasons.
Brady, Peyton, and Roethlisberger are going to be around a few more years which means they are taking their teams to the playoffs. The Ravens have established a good enough offense that they are going to be a staple. Houston has cemented itself as a solid team that should hold together for a bit. And now the Colts with Andrew Luck have punched their ticket for the next 15 years or so. Its not going to be easy for us to break into the mix. We need to get better.
In my first get real thread I picked the 5 staple playoff teams real easily. I should get all 4 division winners correct(I have a strong chance at getting all 8 counting the NFC) and I had Pittsburgh as a WC team. The last one I said its there for the taking for a handful of teams. I considered quite a few and narrowed it down to the phins, the colts, and the bolts. For a couple of weeks I felt like I was going to go with the Colts, JCane could attest to that as I texted it to him, but then last minute I decided to go with the Chargers because of the experience at QB. My instinct was that Luck was going to be just that good in his first year. I shouldve went with that.
But, we had our chance to pull it off. It was definately there for the taking because none of the teams outside of the top 5 were really that good. There is no reason we shouldnt have gotten it done. This team is a joke.
There is so much seperation in the standings now that even before last night, our best path wouldve been sweeping NE and winning the division. Whats sad is now we could probably sweep NE and still not win the division because we will probably lose a couple of games outside of those 2.
The only good thing about last night is that now the Jests are in last place by themselves. The Jests.
Bill Belichick on "putting the tape on"
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My goodness. I'm not really into name calling, but I'm sorry it's just the truth. When it comes to football knowledge and perspective on this site, it's amazingly moronic.
I had hopes of playoffs, but I came back down to earth. An early spurt by Tannehill and our front 7 propped up the team for as long as they could. It's over. Period. This team is not a good team.
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I don't understand all of this playoff talk. This is not a playoff caliber team and nobody expected them to be. We got a little excited when they were playing well, but they are now back to the mediocre team most of us expected. Although it would be nice to see the Dolphins play an extra game, what would it matter if they made it in due to a crappy AFC? They would get embarrassed in the first game. We are better off ending our season and working to fill the number of holes we have with the better draft picks. I hate that we keep having to wait til next year as much as everyone else, but what benefit do we get by getting blown out in week 1 of the playoffs?
Start the bashing. Just being realistic. Most of us never expected playoffs this year. This team needs weapons. There is no way they win with what they've now.
I've seen our offense and I bet my life it's worse than NE's defense.
The way Jeff Ireland took a GM's dream worth of cap space and draft picks and made the team worse in borderline miraculous.