"The University of Illinois is also in turmoil. The university sports an Interim Chancellor, an Interim Athletic Director, and an Interim Football Coach; the game will be played at Soldier Field, making this an Illini Interim Home Game."
OT: if you're the Lions do you let Jim Schwartz go now or wait until next week
week. Start the search as soon as possible.
I guess that's my thought, you get a one week jump on other teams looking for a new coach. Maybe if the big prize this year is Bill O'Brien you can start negotiations or see if he's interested and move in if not earlier than other teams.
The season is over and what he does in the final week isn't going to change anyone's mind. So if you're going to fire him, just do it now. Would be doing the guy a favor in a way since he'd be getting a reported $12M pink slip and he'd get to spend the holiday's with his family.
Go cheer for another team.
You can keep cheering for the same same coach run team if you want to stay consistently average...he's taken us as far as he ever will.
Nah. I'll cheer for another coach.
Is that what you do when your team doesn't win? Hey you're a Red Sox/Heat/Ravens/Blackhawks fan huh?
I'm just teasing the Salvator guy as that's been his response to anyone critical of U-M's staff.
How can you say that whilst rocking the Olde English D??
He's a turnover machine. Shaun Hill would have won that game.
I'd like to see Stafford with a head coach who knows how to develop QBs.
Paging Bill O'Brien ... paging Bill O'Brien ...
I still think Stafford is very talented, young, and that you can win with him. However his mechanics have fallen apart the past two years. So I say bring in an established QB coach to give him a chance to turn it around, If he has a good QB coach, and he still doesn't show signs of improvement, you then have to start looking for better options.
Only keep Joique Bell, Megatron and the defensive line. Just have a nice sit down dinner at mid-field next week with the Vikings. Start scouting QBs in the draft that aren't a very poor man's version of Brett Favre.
the Lions have ever done. Dude is only 25. Get him an offensively-minded coach who will work with him. If he fails then, okay. But the Lions cannot get rid of him. Not with his contract and not with him still being only 26 when next season begins.
I forget the analyst that made it, but on NBC's show they brought up that they thought Stafford had too much freedom in the offense, and that freedom leads to his reckless behavior with the ball. Would be interesting to see how he did under an OC/head coach that reigned him in a bit.
Stafford was so wreckless...when he hit Fauria in the hands with the ball.
in the hands out stretched. wish it was in the chest of a wide open receiver. so inaccurate.
like those 2 last week right in Megatron's chest? Stafford's had problems, but the entire team has made a lot of boneheaded mistakes that are just as bad.
I guess saying to fire everyone short of 6 players and to eat at the 50 yard line instead of play an actual football game was NOT ENOUGH SARCASM to setup the rest of my post.
Jesus I am done here. Nobody is fun.
Reggie was pretty good this year too. The coach is the main problem. Its the penalties and lack of "finishing" that cost this team this year. Turnovers obviously played a major role too, but thats a different story.
Besides the massive fumbling problem, yes he is quite good. I don't know what to do with guys like that. You want him for his talent, but he's had that problem his whole career it seems.
I'd kill to have Stafford. There's nobody on the Vikes I wouldn't trade to get Stafford.
Have you ever heard of Adrian Peterson?
Stafford is eons better than Alex Smith and look what a coaching change did for him at 49ers. Revived his whole career from draft bust to serviceable at the very least. Now i know Harbaugh is an exception but a simple coaching changed reinvented him is the point.
We should literally just waive Stafford, sign Tebow and bring Charles Rogers back. Get Wayne Fontz back on the sideline, maybe put Cecil Fielder at center and Kid Rock can be the offensive coordinator.
Do I need to tag sarcasm in this post? Is there any humor left around here? Or does everybody just yell at each other and disagree.
"Is there any humor left around here?"
Well, not in your post.
Nobody is yelling and the majority of people are in agreement on what should be done. We have a great team base, just need a coach to orchestrate some discipline and get back to some fundamental corrections. Lions won 7 games with the most TO's and most dropped passes. Fix that crap and we're converting more 3rd downs, sustaining drives, and making a playoff run.
Yeah, this is easily the most talented and underperforming roster in the NFL. Drive-killing penalties and dumb turnovers are the difference between where we're at and having already locked up our spot in the playoffs.
The young OL members have shown some great potential. I assumed going into the season that the right side of the line was going to be a liability, but Warford and Waddle played well. I would eliminate them from your proposed purge list.
R u stupid stafford and megaton r the only bright spots on the whole team
Yeah, that d-line is awful.
But Stafford no bright spot. He's lost without Calvin. Stafford has a history of underperforming to expectations going back to Georgia.
but I think you're on to something. We keep Schwartz for 2 more years minimum, and right now we get rid of Stafford, CJ, Bell...who am I forgetting? THIS is what you need to do to maintain the mediocrity the Ford family demands. Infinite irrelevance!
I don't know man. I can't say Schwartz is every problem with this team, but he's questionable at best. The talent of this team, however is off the charts, Stafford included. That's the most glaring thing for me. The kind of talent they have, against this tire fire of a division this year and you're out of the playoffs with a week to go in the regular season? Inexcusable. Especially for a coach without any kind of a track record.
Aaaaah Mr Bell would like to have a word with you. He's honestly the ONLY player on this team that hasn't had me royally pissed of at one point or another.
not the coach in this case. Plus that backup TE and 67 on the OL did'nt help.
Don't fire him right before Christmas.
That's the only thing saving him in my eyes.
So you're saying fire him on Thursday then right? Right?
I'm quite tempted...
If you knew you were a dead man walking, wouldn't you want to be fired BEFORE Christmas and not after? If they fire him tonight or Monday, he can spend the holiday's with his family plus he'd be getting a big ol' fat severance check. That's a win-win in my book.
I'd be much cruler to fire him after the season.
WHen he gets fired, he's still guaranteed $12million. That's not a bad Xmas presents
Thread and there's your answer.
Please please please someone with GIF skillz whip that up pronto
Would've been fired after losing to Tampa.
Well he gives us a better chance to lose next week, so I say wait. That will help our draft position.