We had some pretty good talent drafted under Nolan and he layed the foundation for this team beleive it or not. He was the one who instilled the smash mouth never say die mentality that our players embrace. Nolan was also the one who was huge on the character of a player. Passing up many of good players via the draft and FA to change the attitude of this team. He cut out all of the locker room cancers and replaced them with high character guys. He also brought in Singletary who helped drive that point home with the players. Who better to preach it than a battle tested HOF hard nosed legend? Nolan is the one who should get credit for changing the attitude of this program. He wasnt much of a Xs and Os coach, but his work was/is the foundation and reason for our current success. Nolan couldnt keep an OC here and that was his down fall. If McCarthy or Norve would have stayed, Nolan might still be our head coach!
[ Edited by JBrack on Oct 5, 2012 at 9:55 PM ]