Ok...I've been a part of this message board for a while, and I have been a fan of this team from the beginning. I don't post here very often, but am on here almost every day, and I have to ask those of you who are calling for Kubiak's head... Have you ever been part of a football team? Do you remember what it was like if you were? I'm not trying to be rude here (just venting my frustration like everyone else), but some of you are acting like Kubiak is to blame when I'm not sure if you're paying attention to what is going on. Now, I'm not saying there's not a few legitimate reasons for a coaching change, but some of these reasons are absurd. 1. Playcalling: PLEASE explain how playcalling is the problem. I read day in and day out that Kubiak calls horrible plays, but I'm not seeing it. I'm reading excuses such as "he passes the ball on the 1-yard line" Well what do you expect? We have an undersized back with an undersized line, what are our chances for success against a team like the Ravens with very good, very big DL and LB? Our passing game is FAR superior to our running game. Why would we not go with our better option when we have a TD in our sights? I understand some of you out there have a run-first philosophy, but let's be frank...despite what Kubiak admits to, we are (at least for the moment) a PASS-first team. You want us to run the ball and power it in on the 1-yard line? Well Ahman is always injured and Ron Dayne is gone. Let's not forget that we are among the best in the league in TOP, this screams to me that playcalling is not the problem. 2. Turnovers: PLEASE explain to me how turnovers are Kubiak's fault. I read the excuse that Kubiak's play selection is leading to turnovers, but I don't get it. Is the goal line INT today Kubiak's fault BECAUSE Sage threw the INT? The play was well-developed, there was at least one open man in the end-zone, and Sage threw a bad pass. For those of you that blame turnovers on Kubiak, do me a favor: Go back through the season and look at the score when the QB turns the ball over. Look at the play. Now look at the QB's composure. Did he force the ball? Make a bad throw? Notice something here? Kubiak isn't RUNNING the play. What is the first thing a QB is told to do if there is nothing there for him? Throw the ball away. The only thing I've seen thus far that can be attributed to Kubiak in terms of TO's is that he will not bench a QB for bad play. It did frustrate me to no end that after the 3rd INT Sage was back out there. All I've seen out of Sage is that he needs to stop playing like he owes somebody money. His lone TD was due to the WR making a play off of a medium-passing route. If we so flagrantly blamed Carr for that, we have to put that on Sage as well. I don't mean to offend anyone, but I am just trying to vent here myself (it seems to be that kind of day). I don't see any blame on Kubiak for what he's getting blamed for. I am of the school of thought that a coach deserves at least 4 years to implement his system and see if it works. It is understood that QB's are given 3 years to assimilate to a West Coast Offense. I have seen the progression in Matt's play (I am not willing to submit YET that he's inujury prone. A low hit on someone's knee does not count as being injury prone. If he goes down again after this, then I will be inclinced to feel so). I know we all just want our team to win, but sometimes it takes time. We may not reach our total last year, but we have won at least 6 games with Kubiak. Do we not remember how horrible the CC regime was? We're STILL reeling from those rediculous contracts, and are just now starting to be able to think about signing expensive FA's (if we're even able to yet this coming offseason). I'll give Kubiak all the credit in the world for making this a fun offense to watch when the QB's aren't giving the game away. I will say, however, that if Richard Smith doens't go...or something drastic doesn't happen to make this defense better next year (or even perhaps by the end of the year) Kubiak deserves to go. I have supported Kubiak and I will support him when I think he's doing right. But NO head coach can be allowed to look at the defense that is being fielded and think it is doing well enough to not warrant a change. Throwing draft picks at it won't fix the problem.