Originally Posted by speedfreek
I'm cool with sending everyone packing if McNair is willing to tell
everyone we're in a rebuild -- and start cutting ticket prices, etc.
If you wanna gamble on a new guy -- and are willing to take the
risks of multiple crappy seasons to see it through then so be it.
But, if it were me, this guy is on a short leash. I give him 3 years
tops to show me he's going to build a superbowl contender.
If you're going to flush everything (and I mean everything) then
you damn well better be right.
But that's the thing: 3-4 years isn't a short leash; it's normal. Most coaches only GET 3-5 years. That is a decent amount of time to evaluate a coach, and to see where he's taking the team.
I'm a fan of giving a guy 5 years. But, you can easily see by the end of year 3 if it's going to work or not.
Let's not forget that Kubiak getting 8 years was abnormal in the NFL.