On WTKA Brian repeated something he has written as well -- that he's more forgiving of bad 'in the heat of the moment' decisions (like calling the ball spike on 3rd down at the end of the half) than bad philosophical decisions (like always punting, even in enemy territory).
I'm not so sure. I think bad 'heat of the moment' decisions are symptomatic of something else -- lack of composure, lack of preparation, lack of smarts, what have you. Bad philosophical decisions are more frustrating, sure, but you can always hope for a JoePa-like reawakening where the coach realizes the error of his overly conservative ways.
A pattern of bad 'heat of the moment' decisions, in contrast, is something that might never be remedied. So while I might forgive them, they also scare me more.