So Dick Jauron is here to stay. Fine. I really can live with that. What about our genius coordinators? Bobby April has stood the test of time as he is one of the best in the business. I just don't know if Dick Jauron is willing to go outside of his own coaching tree to find bright coordinators.
I've said before, Perry Fewell needs to lose his job... he just drives me nuts and I don't think I have to chronicle all the reasons here.
Turk Schonert... I have mixed feelings. His playbook is decent, I truly believe it is just lacking a couple of things for the passing game to take off (more athletic TEs and the RBs to put more pressure on the middle of the field). I think where Schonert has failed this season is to establish an identity for the offense. Are we a running team, passing team, balanced? We are a team that abandons the run and under-utilizes the play-action like no other (unless of course we are up by 3 with 2 mins to go on 2nd and 5). Our QB play has also killed Schonert, too. I'm not sure if he and Van Pelt are coaching Losman and Edwards this way or if our QBs are just gunshy... Our QBs never seem to diagnose plays smoothly. When you watch some of the games this season and pause some of the field shots there are usually 3 things that happen way too often to Edwards and JP:
1) they move through their progressions too quickly and check down for a minimal gain
2) they move too slowly locking onto their primary too long missing intermediate routes for good gains
3) they just don't want to throw into tight man coverage and let our receivers make plays
#3 seems to be killing the offense the most. But plays never seem to go just right. If you watch Chad Pennington play, he really is the smartest QB I've ever seen play the game, in spite of what he lacks physically. He knows his offense as well as Tom Brady and Peyton Manning know theirs... and look at the talent (or lack thereof) he is doing it with.
Does anybody have any insight as to good candidates for OC or DC this off-season? And does anyone have a feeling of whether or not DJ will actually make changes to his staff?