A major problem with our coaches is inflexibility. They stubbornly refuse to make changes in the face of overwhelming evidence that something is wrong. They coach like it was 40 years ago. The coaching staff seems to think they are all Vince Lombardi they preach my way or the highway and are non-communicative with the players. The players try to discuss things with them and they get the same trite pabulum that the coaches feed the press. The coaches plaster Vince Lombardi quotes in giant letters around the locker room, (which probably dont go a long way with modern players in the first place) and then they themselves dont follow Lombardis basic precepts, such as requiring the players to give 100% if they want to see the field. Rather than a Lombardi type accountability, our coaches make excuses for the players. After the Bills game they immediately said many of the sacks were due to the running backs rather than the line. Wade was asked to comment on the number of sacks immediately following the next game, and the Chronicle quoted him as saying something like we played pretty well, I dont think the line was responsible for many sacks, but well have to look at tape to see. It sure doesnt take long for the line to grasp at the excuses offered by the coaching staff. After the Bengals game the coaches offered excuse was that the crowd noise caused the tackles to be slow off the ball because they couldnt hear the snap count. Thats a great excuse it can be used for half the games! So whats the excuse this week? The sun was in their eyes? The line played horribly, plain and simple. Do you think Lombardi would have Riley in game after game? Wouldnt he require Riley to be in shape? The only reason that Wade is in every play is that he signed a $10 million bonus. Must be nice to know that since you are guaranteed a lot of money you dont have to perform. Isnt that backwards? There are other examples apparently the knock against Armstrong is that sometimes he runs the wrong routes. Just as apparently, he is our best receiver at catching the ball. Shouldnt the coaches take the responsibility to do what it takes to teach him the offense? Hes a first down machine! The coaches seem to think that since they have a philosophy that they are infallible. They refuse admit to a mistake when empirical evidence clearly doesnt support their decisions. It is really just the opposite, doing the same thing over and over and expecting different results is not intelligent. I'm not a big fan of Lombardi type football in the modern era, but if the coaches profess that philosophy they should follow through.