I hear a lot of rubblings that Casserly is as much or more to blame than the coaching staff. I'm not a huge Casserly fan but his only downfall IMO has been listening to his coaching staff on players selection/value. I really can't fault him for that. Isn't it his job to bring in players that the coaching staff feels will make the team better? Isn't that why some coaches want to be GMs as well? We don't know what goes on for sure but there's no way Casserly makes all the picks and signings on his own. He has to have a ton of input from the coaching staff and the scouts. I'd bet that if it was the Raiders that approached us for the Buchanon trade that he would have cleared it with the coaching staff...including what picks we were giving up. You think Casserly just plopped a 2nd rounder on Hollings without the coaches making some kind of push for him? I doubt it. The fact that Casserly has been able to make moves like the Babin trade, Joppru trade down, Henson deal and a few "this year's draft picks for next year's higher draft pick" deals shows he's capable of making deals when needed. Are they all great moves? No way. Are they all Casserly's fault. No way. At least he shows he can get a deal done when needed. Casserly is ultimately responsible for the entire team, players and coaching staff. I suppose that he should have nixed some of the deals like the Babin and Buchanon trades. If I was a GM and my coaches told me that "Babin will be the pass rusher we've been looking for" and had them compared to probowl caliber players then I might have pulled the trigger on that trade as well. OK-that one I still wouldn't have made but can understand why he would do it. I'll just point back to the fact that the GM must rely of info from the coaches and scouts. If that info is flawed, it could take years to find out. So far Buchanon and Hollings (and to a lesser extent Babin) at the very least seemed to have been the result of flawed info. Joppru was back luck period. I'm not saying that the entire regime doesn't need to go. Maybe they do. I just think that some people are blaming Casserly for the player moves that he only has a partial part in. Should he be let go along with the coaching staff after this season? What could he do for a new coaching staff? Mr Mcnair has a lot of thinking to do.