Originally Posted by RTP2110
In no way do I want our team to have a track record like that!
But, I think your post has a really valuable lesson in though. What I see there is teams realizing that it doesn't take 5+ years to be able to tell if a guy is a good head coach. The teams on that list hired those coaches, and it didn't take them long to realize that they weren't gonna cut it. I don't think anyone of those coaches on that list were (are) going to turn things around if they just had more time. It's not like any of them were fired prematurely and then went on to be successful anywhere else. Than maybe you could say they needed more time.
Hell, Tony Dungy had strong teams in TB every year, but couldn't get over the hump. They won their SB after they fired him.
(TK, I'm not directing this post at you. I'm just pointing out the story that jumped out at me in your post)
I think Mike Nolan would make a good head coach. I don't think he had enough time. I liked what he was doing in San Fran, he was finally putting a team together, and they pulled the rope.
I like Singletary, but what they are going through now, shows you it's going to take a little more than a good speach, right now. They are still young, making young mistakes, but everyone's got them thinking they are a vet team, bonafide play-off contenders... & it's just too early for them.
Maybe if Nolan was still there. Actually, Nolan & Martz. I'd give Nolan another opportunity in a heartbeat, if I were in team building mode.