Just win baby!!!
None of that makes sense. If O'b was as sought after as Shefter reported, he'd have been gone collecting $10M from some other club.This centers around Os and always has. Os sucking and getting GG fired exacerbated the division between Ricky McNair and BOB. I've remained consistent on this. BOB wanted out, there's very little doubt in my mind. IMHO BOB doesn't like it but isn't about to turn down 10 mil.
That's what is going to make next season so interesting to me, is BOB going to start the QB that Ricky forced on him, or is he going to do what's best for his career/the team and start the QB of his choice? I'm betting on the latter since he already started Savage last yr.
He didn't leave because he likes it here with the team he & Rick built together.
The offense sucked from day 1 without Arian & his boss has probably been on his button to get it fixed. Like you he thought he needed speed, so he & Rick went & got speed. They changed QBs 9 times. The definition of insanity is to not change the OC. But the OC was BO'bs brother from another mother.
That was where the friction was coming from. That's where the "mutual parting of ways" came from.
McNair never thought about firing O'b. All McNair wants is to fix the offense & he's going to help O'Brien any way he can. If that means creating an Asst HC position for RAC to allow Billy to focus on his craft, then so be it.