Originally posted by 49wyztoscore:Originally posted by TheFunkyChicken:
I think you've got some good stuff here but I have a few big issues.
The only pass rusher you have here is Brooks. I think he's played well enough for us to sign him to a new contract, but not well enough to end the search for a dominant pass rusher. If we're not going to sign a FA OLB then we need to draft one in the first three rounds.
We should not fire Everest. Yeah, our KR/PR situation has sucked bad this year, and possibly cost us the playoffs. But I think firing him for that would be short sighted. He's been one of our best coaches for several years now, and the special teams unit has been the only unit of the three that has been mostly good during our bad years. I think the blame for the KR/PR disaster goes to the GM.
I really don't think we need a pass rusher. Brooks has shown with playing time he will get to the QB. We are 11th in sacks. What we need is a ball hawk to cash in the pressure we get on the QB and hence here come Collins. The KR/PR disaster falls solely on Everest. Scot signed Spurlock for him and he could do both. Instead Everest didn't use him and instead used Battle.
We may have to agree to disagree on these points.
Brooks' development has been enough for me to be comfortable with them drafting a pass rusher in the 2nd or 3rd instead of the 1st, but not enough for me to be comfortable with them leaving things as is. Yeah, we've gotten a lot of sacks. But I still don't think we get consistent pressure. I want to see the pocket collapsing around the QB on almost every down, even if it doesn't always result in a sack.
Spurlock was cut well before we released Rossum, at the final roster cuts before the season started. Neither of us know if that was Everest's call or McCloughin's. But when Rossum was released and we started scrambling to fill that position Spurlock was not on the team and could not be used by Everest. Could he have been resigned? Sure. By McCloughin. But even if Everest was the guy that made all these calls, I still wouldn't fire him over it. I'd just take more control over the personnel decisions. Like I said, the guy has been one of our best coaches for several years. You don't fire him over one bad call. Especially not a call that I'm not sure he even made.