Former Yeller Dweller
You have now. How does a David Culley even get a sniff if he's not a placeholder? I know somebody will tell you there's been plenty of HCs who were never coordinators before, and though that's true, none of them had been in the league for 27 years before they were given the opportunity. This wasn't some young, innovative mind turning heads and working his way up. This guy's been doing it for 27 years.Again, my issue is not with firing Culley after one year. It's the normalizing of this "placeholder" HC nonsense. All my years of watching the NFL. I don't recall hearing of placeholder HCs.
Culley was hired to be positive and take the heat for a season everyone expected to be bad, while Caserio tries to rebuild this franchise. And for that reason I thought for sure Culley would be around another year, but they'd fire Kelly to make it look like they were trying. Something must have happened with Caserio's "guy" that accelerated the process. Or maybe that "guy" just simply said hey Nick, I'm ready now, let's do this. Of course that "guy" still has to wait until at least after the Buffalo game Saturday night at the earliest.