I heard that we could have hired Jim Bates as a defensive Coordinator, but Mr. Bates demanded that he be able to hire his own defensive assistants. If this is true Kubiak should be ashamed of himself for letting his own ego get in the way of his success as a head coach. So what if Bates is allowed to hire his own guys. I don't understand why Kubiak couldn't have come to some sort of an agreement wherein he allowed Bates to hire them on the condition that if they weren't getting the job done Kubiak could fire those that weren't performing up to Kubiak's expectations and replace them with someone who would. As far as I know Jim Bates is still available.