My point is that Chan is only one part and if we had a legit franchise QB our fortunes could be much different. Personally, I'd like to see us wait one more year to decide Chan's final fate. I want to see us add a few more pieces to the defense and a legit future option at QB. I realize our new QB won't likely play next year so I don't consider that as something that will likely make a huge difference next year. But, adding a legit ILB and a solid OLB maybe S could make a big impact on the defense and win us a few more games... Maybe even enough for a playoff run.
...And if Chan can get us to the playoffs with a decent defense, and decent offensive production with an average to sub-par QB (Fitz) he has my vote to stay. In the end I think it's still to early to decide on Chan since the defense still needs a few legit pieces.
Good coordinator...lousey HC.
Gailey's history. He just doesn't know it yet.
You know what the most disturbing part about this is?
We had pretty much the exact same conversation 8 or 9 years ago regarding Gregg Williams and Kevin Gilbride. Williams had the D and S/T playing great but the O was in shambles and he didn't do anything about it.
Ralph and Brandon have learned nothing. That's why the past keeps repeating itself.
I said it before and I'll say it again, Chan doesn't have an offense that can impose its will. Chan himself said it, the texans stacked the line with big guys and he couldn't run. So what should you do? Make the qb burn the D for doing so.
Problem is, his anointed QB can't make them pay when they stacked the line.
I think Chan knows offense. Problem is, if he insist on sticking with a qb that can't make certain throws that he needs to make, he's no different form Dick Jauron insisting on drafting Maybin and sticking with Trent Edwards.
Joe Fo Sho (11-06-2012)
He made the call to annoint Fitz. There is no way on earth tha extension gets done without his ok, and there is no way the lack of real competition for Fitz happens without his ok.
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Gailey initially was very candid when he addressed the media. I respected that, especially after hearing Jauron answer every question with..."Uhhh, I love this game, and I love these guys."
But since the team has continued to falter, he's starting to work on his cliches.
The problems of this team run very deep:
Marketing guys with too much input.
Accountants with too much input.
Poor scouting department.
Owner with one foot on the bananna peel.
Gailey is no rocket scientist to be sure, but the whole mess is not his fault.
At this point, I honestly doubt that Cowher or Shannahan could have done much better.