Originally Posted by Fiddler
If the problem is the talent on this team, I don't think Cowher is the answer, unless he's going to be our new GM.
If we fire Kubiak after a 12-4 record, we're saying it is a coaching problem & he should win right away. If our guys don't fit the new guys "system" then we did a bad job of finding a coach for this team.
There's a big difference between an "empty cubbard" and what we have here. This team has talent. They have plenty of talent. There are position issues around the roster that need to be addressed and they need a leader at QB badly but nobody is going to have to come in here and tear the thing down again. That's something the faint of heart want to convince everyone will be needed because they're scared of change.
I think Rick Smith is a good GM and I see teams torn down and rebuilt in short order all over the league every year. The Colts drafted a QB, ripped their team apart, kept the best pieces, and they're 11 game winners this year and headed to the playoffs after a 2-14 season. It took Gary 6 goddamn years to manage that. Sean Payton took a 3-13 Saints team to the playoffs the next year with a 10-6 record. Harbaugh turned the 49ers around, The right coach can turn your team around if there's something to work with.
a coaching problem, combined with a talent/leadership issue at QB and a talent issue on the OL in places. That's hardly insurmountable for a real
NFL HC. For Gary that's another 4 years if we get a few breaks and everyone dedicates themselves to acting like a pro.