Re: A good read found on TC's blog
There are several issues at play here.
1. What was it that caused Wade's sophomore lump (or the perception of such) everywhere he goes?
Perhaps the offense didn't help him out enough, and it dragged down the defense???
2. It's not that easy to become a good HC on first stint.
There are coaches who never had a winning record: (Dennis Erickson 0-6
Dan Hanning 0-7).
Manny coaches didn't start off well:
Chuck Fairbanks 1st winning season in 4th year.
Jeff Fisher started w 5 losing seasons (including one as an interim coach.)
Famed coach Sid Gilman had a losing record his first 5 yrs 28-31-1
Tom Landry was 0-11 in his first year, and didn't have a winning season until his 7th
Bill Walsh was 24-37 in his first 4 years.
Bill Belichik had 1 winning season in his first 5 yrs with the Browns
Dick Jauron 1 in 10
Dom Capers 1 in 12 with 2 orgs.
Dave Wandstedt was 16 games under .500 in his first 6 yrs w/ the Bears before he took the Dolphins to 4 straight winning seasons.
(But the team fell flat 1-8 in his 5th yr, leading to his firing.)
3. And there's that that matter with rebuilding a team.
Tom Flores won 2 SBs with the Raiders but went 14-34 w the Seahawks.
Dennis Green built a good Vikings team but went 16-32 with the Cards.
Rich Kotite started off well with the Eagles 36-28, but his next team (Jets) went 4-28.
Steve Mariuci was 58-39 with the Niners, 15-28 w the Lions
Bum Phillips never had a winning team in 5 yrs w the Saints.
Buddy Ryans was 12-20 w the Cards.
George Seifert was 16-32 w the Panthers.
Sam Wyches was 4 games under.500 in 8 years with the Bungals; he was 18 under with the Bucs.
Mike Shannahan is 14-27 w the Skins so far.
- Usually, one gets good in one's job with experience.
- It normally takes both sides of the ball to have a good team.
- Rebuilding is never an easy job.