HoodooMan wrote:So where is it exactly that you disagree?
Do you disagree that we approached this offseason like it was Year 1 of a new regime?
Do you disagree that a new coach, a new offensive scheme, and a new defensive scheme justifies treating 2011 like it's Year 1 of a new regime?
(Do me a favor and answer those precise questions rather than merely repeating your feigned anger at our approach to FA this offseason.)
1. That's the point, H&H DID approach this offseason as if it was year 1, even though it's not. This is their second draft and second offseason without a true playmaker.
2. Yes I do disagree. Not sure other teams that changed HC's or co-ordinators are using that excuse. It's the same story we've seen here from 1999 "I need to get my guys" "We need players who fit our system" Lather, rinse, repeat.
Ya know, sometimes if you're good you can win with someone else's guys. I'm willing to give H&H a big break because of the absolute and complte clusterfuck that was Opie and then Kokinis/Mangini - the cupborad was truly bare. But sorry, 2010 counts and they don't get a do-over. Especially when they either selcted players who can fit in regardless of scheme (Haden, Ward, Hardesty, Lauvao) or drafted a guys expressly for the scheme they wanted all along (McCoy).