I think that any intelligent, objective person would look at this team and see that serious changes need to be made in order to make it a contender.
For starters, the OL and the pass rush have been two areas that have not been addressed since Nolan first took the job as HC!... A good organization would have realized the importance of those units and took appropriate steps to improve them, and quickly. Those units are no better today than they were four years ago.
I also think it is safe to say that this team has consistently overrated its talent in the past few years....and...it is getting outsmarted by opposing coaches week after week. Personally, I believe the entire front office needs to be replaced. Scotty has not filled out the roster with enough talent to win....period. He has had 4 years now....that is enough time. Sing just doesn't seem to have enough flexibility or creativity to really flourish as a HC. Raye? Well....enough has been said about him in the Zone.
Just facing reality guys.....look at the way these guys are playing....this is not a playoff team and it really aren't even that close to being one. Sad but true.
One suggestion.....Holmgren as GM next year and a young innovative HC and OC.
[ Edited by nw9erfan on Nov 23, 2009 at 3:19 PM ]