Originally Posted by michaelm
It seems like I'm in bizarro world where new NFL head coaches are expected to keep the assistant coaches from the previous failed regime.
What the hell are people thinking?
Keeping coaches from the previous staff is the exception, not the rule.
Virtually 100% of new HCs bring in 100% new coaching staffs. They don't keep the old coaches in almost every instance.
They also don't hire people that they are not familiar with, and/or have not worked with before. Some of y'all have a completely inaccurate idea of what happens when HCs are fired in the NFL. It's like you haven't been watching the game at all.
I'm guessing that people saw that Kubiak kept one or two of Capers' assistants - Marciano and Harris, I think - and assumed that that is how it's done. It's the "nice guy" way of doing things, in a lot of people's minds.
But, the truth is, O'Brien was well within reason to clean house and not get input from the current coaches. Had we gone, say, 8-8, then maybe
I could see considering
keeping a few more people.
But, 2-14? And losing 14 in a row?
Everybody and their mamma should have been fired.