Hell, in hindsight, I would have brought Cog back. I remember how he got everyone fired up vs the Jets before.
The KC - Colts playoff game was a great example of one QB lifting his entire team, they believe that Luck can bail them out of any deficit and never let up. The Patriots are another example, the team doesn't panic because Brady has brought them back so many times. Russell Wilson is making a name for himself too in that regard. I think if you did a study you would find that most of the "best coached" teams typically also have a QB that has that never say never gene. In 2008 Chad Pennington was the master of the 2 minute drill and if I'm remembering correctly I'm pretty sure most of our wins came down to the last minute with the ball in Pennington's hand.
I think when Sparano did well it was principally because of Parcells and Henning with the Wildcat.
When Philbin has done well it has been mostly about Philbin.
I didn't like the things I heard about what Sparano did and said to the players his final year here.
He was trying too hard to be Parcells.
Philbin seems like a stiff hard arse, but he also looks like the kind of coach that will always be much steadier and much more professional.
That said I don't think martin gets to put on his pampers and baby outfit if Tony was still the coach here.
Tony would have suspended him and made DAMN SURE that he had to give back the money that was paid to him
Kinda funny how perspectives have changed. Last year, I put up a very similar thread and the OP was turned to red, which I came to find out was because of all the no thanks it received. I think I set a record.
This year, how everything has changed.
The more and more I try to think about it, it's really not cut-and-dry simple to judge Philbin's performance.
For example, if you ask people why we lost the last 2 games to get to the playoffs, many would pin it on Philbin having the team flat / unprepared. However, just as many would agree Sherman's offense had a lot to do with it (only 7 points in 2 games). So, which really is it? When the offense plays good, we almost always win the game (over 90% when Tannehill's QBR is high). When they don't, we lose very often. Is the source of the problem Philbin's motivation on the team, or Sherman's offense rolling the dice every week?
Feel free to shed some light on it.