Re: Does Gary return?
very very very different situations. kubiak had a mini-stroke, a life threatening condition whether he coaches again or not. ryans blew out his achilles, a benign injury that hurt his playing ability for a year or two. had ryans had a heart attack or cancer or an issue of that sort, there would have only been support for him because it's a serious issue with the man, not the job. the achilles injury affected the player, and as such he was on the field but not able to perform at the level he was being paid, and speculated that he'd never get back to that level. i dont think the issue of his coaching ability is being softened, people just have the decency to put that talk on hold while showing concern that the man will be able to live a full life. if he's able to get back on the sideline, the debate will be free to continue.