Instead, you ended up with the Terrible Twosome in Tuck and Umenyiora. How would you have foreseen that? Given their veteran status, what would you have done to have them play up to their expectations? The CBA doesn't allow for a lot of contact practice, hell you can't wear pads most of the time now. I can buy that everyone has a hand in wins and losses, but to give those particular players a pass is really beyond logical.
Last edited by RoanokeFan; 02-21-2013 at 03:32 PM.
“Never argue with an idiot. They will only bring you down to their level and beat you with experience.” MB Rule # 1
Yes player productivity can decline. When you have multiple players mysteriously "decline" in the same year, you have to look at the coach.
Notice that JPP was a force the first half of the season and almost non-existent the second half? Do you think he declined too? Same with Linval Joseph.
One player I can buy ... if it was just CWeb or just Tuck or just Osi or just JPP or just Joseph ... then anomaly. When it's all of them .... coaching.
And you know me ... I've never been one to bash coaches quickly. I've always been a KG supporter (and still am) and I've usually been a TC supporter.
I had to give PF credit for how 2011 ended, but let's face it ... the guy's laurels consists of four games over three years.
Last edited by Kruunch; 02-21-2013 at 03:51 PM.