View Full Version : Are you satisfied with your FO and coaching staff?

03-16-2009, 12:53 PM
FO- Im a little unsure. Our GM McCloughan has only been GM for 1 full offseason (this is his 2nd). He was VP of Player Personnel for 06, 06, and 07 offseasons. Its unsure how much sway he had with the picks but i know he was (is) a big advocate of Alex Smith. But hes a son of a football scout, and hes worked under Ron Wolf too. Im not super high on him but i dont think hes terrible either.

Coaching Staff- I love it. Singletary has won me over with his performance. Manusky is a solid D coordinator and our OC Raye has over 30 years of experience so i think it will be a nice coaching staff. A lot better than Nolan or Martz!

Anyways, whats your take on the upper hierarchy of your team?

03-16-2009, 01:02 PM
FO: Yes, I never was a fan of Ernie Accorsi, and I am very happy we have Reese as our GM

Coach: I always been a Coughlin fan even when all the media and alot of our fanbase wanted him fired. So it's good to have him around, and now in the good graces of the city and fan base. He is pretty much untouchable now in this city.

03-16-2009, 01:03 PM
Redskins fan..hmm not really. Not much I can do but sit back and pray for draft picks and a few smart decisions.

the decider13
03-16-2009, 01:05 PM
I have nothing to say about Broncos FO or new head coaching staff. It's not good so far.

03-16-2009, 01:05 PM
Interesting thread. I'll give the Bucs an incomplete for now. Too early to judge.

03-16-2009, 01:14 PM
I really like our FO. I trust Ted Thompson's decisions and his stance on the importance of the draft.
Same with coaching. I'll wait and see on Capers and his new defense, but our past DC's have been pretty bad so no complaints yet. And I like the way McCarthy works for the most part.

So, I'm pretty happy right now though this season coming up is a big one.

03-16-2009, 01:14 PM
It's hard to say for the Chiefs. I'm happy that we landed Scott Pioli, but so far his track record is pretty non existant outside of the Cassel/Vrabel trade. I was not a fan of the Todd Haley signing but time will tell on that one.

It's a little too early to make judgements. It looks decent on paper though.

03-16-2009, 01:16 PM
Even though I've had my disagreements with Reinfeldt *Coughchrishenrycough* I still think he's a pretty good GM. I like our coaching staff as well. But it remains to be seen if promoting Chuck Cecil to DC was a good decision or not.

03-16-2009, 01:26 PM
Baltimore Ravens

Front Office: Hell ya I'm satisfied with "The Wizard of Oz" Ozzie Newsome.

Coaching Staff: I like John Harbaugh about 1,000,000x better than Billick. Cameron as our OC is pretty goodas well, and I have faith that Mattsion will come in and do a good job (which Baltimore DC hasn't?)

Overall I am 100% satisfied with our FO and Coaching Staff.

MichaelJordanEberle (sabf)
03-16-2009, 01:28 PM
Hell ******* no.

Matthew Jones
03-16-2009, 01:36 PM
Absolutely for New England, aside from not really having an offensive coordinator and an average defensive coordinator. Belichick's track record speaks for itself but it's going to be very hard to be the GM, head coach, and call plays on offense - assuming Bill O'Brien doesn't end up doing that.

03-16-2009, 01:48 PM
So far this offseason I have been and in the past I havent had too many gripes. I like the effort being put in for the transition to the 3-4 with the hiring of Capers and staff. Kevin Greene was a nice hiring as well. Im really anticipating this season because of how big it is.

03-16-2009, 01:52 PM
I absolutely love Jerry Reese, he is amazing, and even if I disagree with the move I accept it because in him I trust.

I am okay with Coughlin, I don't really love or hate this guy. I despise Kevin Kildrive, I wish we would just get rid of him already, this is where I really dislike Coughlin for keeping Kildrive around, or maybe interfering with his simplistic and repetitive play-calling, I loved Spagnuolo, but we need to wait and see what Sheridan can do before I can pass judgement on him.

03-16-2009, 02:06 PM
2 big HELL NO's for the skins our coach isnt very good and our FO is a joke

03-16-2009, 02:13 PM
2 big HELL NO's for the skins our coach isnt very good and our FO is a joke

Not a fan of Vinny? lol

03-16-2009, 02:21 PM
Front Office : Some great signings and picks, some not so great signings and picks. Pat Williams was probably the best free agent signing of the 2000's so far, 3 years 13 million for the best NT in the league is a hell of a bargain. I'm somewhat satisfied with the front office.

Coach : No. For all the praise Childress got for developing Donovan McNabb, he sure as **** can't pick the right quarterback here or call plays correctly. His game plans are shoddy at best and the guy simply does not excite anyone to play. He's probably better suited as an offensive coordinator because he does some absolutely silly things with clock management and personnel decisions.

I'm okay with Spielman & Co, but Childress needs to go.

03-16-2009, 02:22 PM
I like both for my team. Most Saints fans are sour against Payton but I'm still a fan.

03-16-2009, 02:46 PM
Front Office: I have some problems with some of the moves(can't make everyone happy) but I can live and die with Jerry Jones...Some people hate him and like to put the blame of everything on him but one thing he won't do and that's sit around and let the Cowboys stay un-competitive...When all those 2nd-4th round lineman Parcells drafted here didn't pan out Jerry will go out and find studs on the line to protect the QB, if he feels like there is a need he's aggressive to find a fit and he does a good job filling the team with talent.

He made plenty of mistakes last year, but he showed that he learned from those by some of his moves already, that shows he's not going to be stubborn and really wants to win some playoff games, he got the distractions out and the players who have been liabilities for us for awhile, can't complain at this point.

Coaching Staff: Here is where my problem is...Wade is fine as a DC, actually that's what he's best at, it's sad everyone knows his day as a HC is coming to an end soon...Players walk all over him, don't respect him, Jerry looks like the HC in the final 2 minutes of a game more then him.

Garrett has alot to prove this year, he got his wish in getting rid of TO because he was the one leading that train, but he had a terrible 2nd year all together...He needs to show he can utilize 3 RB's consistently, finds ways to get Felix the ball throughout the game, and help Tony get into a rhythm to start the game; all areas he struggled last year.

03-16-2009, 02:47 PM
I'm in love with Rex. Tannenbaum I'm not so sure. Either he or Woody don't necessarily build a team the way I like (through the draft), but if it works out, it works out. Certainly don't hate him.

03-16-2009, 03:01 PM
As for the front office...Jerry makes things happen but, in total disregard of the character of the players he targets. He likes to look for that latest bargain and it normally doesnt work out. It doesnt seem like he knows the meaning of the word "chemistry". It atleast looks like he is trying, though. Another qualm, he has always sold the Cowboys, the brand. "If they're talking about us, it's a good thing". Flawed logic. He is as much to blame as anyone else for the media circus and distractions surrounding the Cowboys. Again, it seems like he's trying something different this year. We'll see how that turns out. It's a love/hate relationship when it comes to Jerry Jones. He can do a lot of good but, he can also make you want to pull your hair out.

Coaches...I've always liked Wade. I thought he'd make a better HC than he has, though. We all know he is soft and trying to toughen up this year. Dicipline is a well known problem on our team. As for his defense...he's always been considered a 3-4 guru and our defense played some impressive ball when he took over the playcalling duties last year. He may not be in the mold of a great HC but, atleast his heart always seems to be in the right place, he's a good guy at the least. haha. I find it hard to dislike him even if he isnt the best man for the job. Again though, he's done wonders for our defense and the players really like him.

As for Garrett...guy has been over hyped since day one. His playbook lacks creativy and depth and his actual football knowledge could be questioned. He hasnt figured out how to use his weapons, he gets too pass heavy, and he needs to learn how to get/keep his players in a rhythm. He has been the primary reason for our struggles. He has a lot to learn yet...hopefully, he will bounce back this year. You could certainly argue that T.O. was hurting what Garrett really wanted to do. But, he didnt really do himself any favors when sending Roy Williams on the same few routes all season long and failing to use the Rbs properly...among many other things. Again, he's still very green...he was in over his head last season and has a lot to learn. We're going to need him to put that Ivy league education to work this year because, he was a problem last year. Family ties or not...no one is completely safe. If we see a repeat of last year...he may be done in big D rather quickly.

03-16-2009, 03:04 PM
I like the way both have done. Loomis and Payton. Allot better than the past year.

03-16-2009, 03:20 PM
Completely. Ted Thompson catches a lot of crap from the general fan base, but I am very happy with the job he has done. McCarthy frustrated me at times this past season, but I like what we have in him.

03-16-2009, 03:28 PM
Hard to say, since pretty much everything is new. Mayhew and Schwartz look great so far, but I'm still leery about Ford as our owner.

03-16-2009, 04:04 PM
I like both for my team. Most Saints fans are sour against Payton but I'm still a fan.

I'm not a huge fan of Payton, but I do like what the FO has done in recent years, being much more proactive than in the past.

We could do worse than Payton, but I think he could be so much better if he wasn't so stubborn.

03-16-2009, 05:01 PM
FO: LOVE the fact that Pioli not only got his QB but in the process may have helped cause friction with a rival.BRILLIANT!!!!

coach: time will tell but I think Haley's put together a solid staff

03-16-2009, 05:14 PM
Dimitroff and Smith... i guess they've not done too badly so far!

03-16-2009, 05:41 PM
FO: I'm not really sure its Al Davis making the moves, seriously. Not going after TO and hasn't given over 50million to anyone not worth it yet? That is great. Signing Barnes, Carslile, Nnamdi and Shane again was brilliant.

I think we're heading the right direction.
I think we're drafting Crabtree.

03-16-2009, 06:04 PM
Front Office consists of Mike Brown which is never a good thing. He's cheap and has a low desire to win it seems. While I'm not happy with the current situation it's unlikely that it will change anytime soon, therefore I live with it.

Meanwhile, Marvin gets a bad rap in Cincinnati. Some even say the only reason he isn't going to get fired before his contract is up will be because Mike Brown doesn't want to pay a man who isn't working for him. However, my personal opinion is that Marvin is a good coach. I'm not sure how much of a say he gets on choosing the roster, which is my biggest gripe with this team, but I know Mike Brown gets the final word.

Marvin took a team that was terrible all the way through the 90's and into the early 2000's and made it someone respectable, even if only for 1 year. Any coach who can win the division against the ravens and steeler's deserves a second chance imo. We've had a lot of injuries and key players walk since then, but I'm sure Marvin will do his best to try and win again.

To summarize: I hate Mike Brown, but can live with that. I like Marvin Lewis and hope he gets another year or two to prove what he's worth.

03-16-2009, 06:25 PM
Front Office: We win at least a dozen games a year for over half of this decade and have won a Super Bowl so it's hard to fault Bill Polian. Polian builds through the draft and forgoes chasing overpaid free agents. In fact he rarely hops into free agency until the second or third wave looking for bargains to fill in depth gaps on the roster. We resign our good players who still have their best days still ahead for the most part(Manning, Reggie Wayne, Freeney/Mathis, Hayden ect.) and depart with ones who don't, see Edgerin James and Marvin.

Coaching: With Caldwell still yet to coach his first game, this remains to be seen. He was named coach in waiting by Dungy/Irsay before last season when they weren't sure if Tony was retiring. If Caldwell was hand picked by Dungy, that definitely makes me feel better. He did essentially fire Ron Meeks our DC and hired Larry Coyer so hopefully we get bigger interior lineman on D and larger linebackers who can tackle. Our Oc, Tom Moore has been the only OC that Peyton has ever worked with. The offense is continually a perennial top 10 unit if not a top 5. Most of the assistants on O have been with the team for most of the last 10 years with the exception of Frank Reich who replaces Caldwell as QB coach. Ray Rychleski is our new ST coach had some great results at Maryland and South Carolina so perhaps we could have some vast stability and improvement from our STs which had been overall horrible under Russ Pernell.


Coaching: WIP as of now but on the whole, yes.

03-16-2009, 06:33 PM
Most definitely Graves is excellent at drafting and with Whis/Grimm/etc we are finally developing our talent in the trenches and on defense

03-16-2009, 09:05 PM
Considering they are both completely new units (the coaching staff moreso than the FO) I'll have to wait until at least week 8 before commenting.

03-16-2009, 10:58 PM
Not a fan of Vinny? lol

His only fan his Snyder, when we bring in bobby bowden i hope vinny gets fired

03-16-2009, 11:55 PM
Lots of good, young GM's in the league and I think Tannenbaum's amongst the best. We haven't won a Super Bowl yet, but this guys been ridiculous with both cap work and our FA negotiations.

I'm very skeptical of Rex Ryan. "Aggressive" has been buzzworded in Jets land, and it just seems like marketing trash to feed the fans who went from Mangenius to Mangina. He's a pretty lateral hire when you throw in how recent former Ravens DC's have performed as HC's.

I'm still not passing full judgement on him now because time will handle that.

I like our coordinators alot. Pettine seems bright enough, and Schottenheimer IMO is poised to jump back on that list of young, talented OC's to watch.

03-17-2009, 12:36 AM
Love both for the Rams. Billy Devaney and Spags are doing the right things to turn the Rams around.

Mr. Stiller
03-17-2009, 05:32 AM
This is boring season for Steelers fans but... Yeah I don't think I could ever come up with a reason to knock our FO or coaching staff.

Would I like them to Scrap the ZBS and work more towards a spread oriented attack? Sure.

But thats about it.

03-17-2009, 06:41 AM
Front Office - We don't have a general manager. We don't have anyone higher than each other in the FO. No one has any power over each other. The Bills have so many holes on this team right now, and they have not addressed many. (LG, C, DE, DT, OLB, S, RB, TE). We haven't sorted out this Peters debacle. No, I am not happy with the front office.

Coaching staff - Dick Jauron is running the show. "Mr. Mediocrity" We play the most boring football in the NFL. Horrible playcalling, with an inability to manage a game = a bad combination. No, I am not happy with the coaching staff. Oh yeah, the cover-2 sucks (good thing we use it, though!)

03-17-2009, 09:37 AM
The Steelers have Kevin Colbert and Mike Tomlin running the team what else needs to be said?

03-17-2009, 12:38 PM
I hate you brad childress.

03-17-2009, 12:42 PM
I hate you brad childress.

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Dr. Gonzo
03-17-2009, 01:43 PM
I hate you brad childress.

I ******* hate the man as well. The Vikings seem to win in spite of him and I worry that if the Vikings are always around the playoff bubble they could very well do just well enough to ensure Childress stays coach for a while longer. The day he gets fired will be such a happy day for me.

03-17-2009, 01:49 PM
Actually, no I am not happy.

The Colts are probably going to make the playoffs and lose 2nd round or AFC championship.

We always seem to be one or two players away, then we lose a few guys, and then draft again only to be one or two players away.

I think our cap has been mishandled with some players getting WAY too much money.

I also think it was a bad decision to let the beneficiary of one of the greatest QB's of all time to become a HC. From QB coach of Manning to HC? Dude, Manning doesn't even need a QB coach. Now we are actually handing over the keys to this guy Caldwell?

The Colts needed another defensive specialist and they blew it. They are going to blow it again this year, and I will be very surprised if Peyton ever gets another ring here in Indy.

03-17-2009, 02:21 PM
I ******* hate the man as well. The Vikings seem to win in spite of him and I worry that if the Vikings are always around the playoff bubble they could very well do just well enough to ensure Childress stays coach for a while longer. The day he gets fired will be such a happy day for me.

I'm basically just waiting for them to move.

03-17-2009, 02:28 PM
Very Satisfied. We'll see how the draft goes...

03-17-2009, 02:38 PM
NY Jets

Rex I love thus far but it's early. Tannenbaum does a little more FA spending then I'd like but still seems to do his best to hold onto draft picks (especially high ones) and our younger players, so he's already. Plus he's magical with the cap.

03-17-2009, 03:02 PM
Absolutely for New England, aside from not really having an offensive coordinator and an average defensive coordinator. Belichick's track record speaks for itself but it's going to be very hard to be the GM, head coach, and call plays on offense - assuming Bill O'Brien doesn't end up doing that.

We thought it would be tough for Bill to call plays when Charlie left, too. I'm not so concerned about that, but Brady's health will make all the difference this year.

Love the addition of Floyd Reese to take off some of the pressure on BB, too.

Even the quick trade of Cassel/Vrabel seems to me like there was the intention of working a deal for Peppers. The jury is still out for me on this early FA season because it really seems like a lose/lose right now. The Cassel deal seemed too quick on the trigger, and even if Pep ends up in NE it will wreak havoc on the ability to sign Wilfork, Seymour & Mankins next year if Peppers gets a monster contract.

Overall - In Bill We Trust. Until he proves otherwise the guy is, at the very least, a demi-god.

03-17-2009, 03:03 PM
Absolutely. The only person I have any problem with is Arians and after his play-calling in the playoffs I support keeping him on. He does do a great job with Roethlisberger.

03-17-2009, 04:03 PM
I HATE Mike Brown

So now you know how I feel about the Front Office, now onto the coaching staff....

I'm content with Marvin. A lot of the problems he has encountered is from the mistakes of Mike Brown. He's not much with the media but that's not a big deal in the long run.

Our offensive coordinator Bob Bratkowski is lousy. Same offense every year, crappy play calling and just general suckiness. Anytime our offense succeeds it's generally due to the talent, not the coaching. With Carson healthy the offense consists of medium pass - long pass - long pass - punt. He would completely abandon the run when it was doing well in a tied game. He should be canned. Yes, we had the worst offense last year but I was even complaining about him when the offense was one of the best units.

Mike Zimmer was AWESOME his first season. Everything we had been asking for from our DC was given by Zimmer. They were aggressive, could actually tackle for once. Finished 12th overall despite being on the field all game because our offense was so awful.

03-18-2009, 02:23 PM
Speaking for Detroit fans I think it is safe to say NO. Ford has produced 1 playoff appearance since he owned the team and his list of FO hires reads like a list of total failures including Matt Millen who is likely to go down as the worst GM in NFL history. His replacement, Mayhew who learned his trade under Millen, has been promoted to GM with a resume that is more like a blank page with no substantial requirements met. He assured Ford he would make no substantial changes within the organization, an obviously sound decision if you want to remain the laughing stock of the NFL.
For any of you who complain about your FO's, just remember, it can be worse as every Detroit fan for 50 years can attest.
As for our coaching staff, nobody in the NFL can win if their GM doesn't provide them with a reasonable amount of talent and that is never going to occur as long as Ford is the one hiring the GM. 0-16 was just the final reward for Ford's total incompetence and it may not be the last time Detroit goes without a win.

03-18-2009, 02:50 PM
AJ Smith hes been pretty solid since hes taken over and there are some questionable things hes done too. But his Pros out weighs his cons for me. Norv ehh well hes done a pretty good job turning Philip Rivers into what he is today, but I want him gone next season. Rivera taking over Ted Cottrell's job was a glorious day.

03-18-2009, 02:56 PM

FO: I think TT is average at best. His drafting is pretty damn good, but he completely neglects free agency. He doesn't need to pull a Snyder and sign everyone. But consider the Packers are switching to a 3-4 signing a single free agent who fits the system would sure be nice. I feel like Packer fans, especially on this site give TT way too much leeway.

Coaching: McCarthy is a great coach, until the 4th quarter. His biggest problem is that he is conservative. Now add in Rodgers being a conservative QB and that explains why the Packers couldn't win a game in the 4th quarter. But for the first three quarters of a game, I would take McCarthy over 90% of the coaches in the NFL.

Smokey Joe
03-18-2009, 08:54 PM
A big fat no on both sides.