I was checking out SI.com yesterday (excerpt below), and was surprised to see – -
First, let’s make sure we’re all on the same page.
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The season hasn’t even begun and we’ve already been blessed with a “Coaches On The Hot Seat” article. These are some of my favorite articles because they are based on speculation derived from information that likely will change in 5 weeks and usually cause fans to start dropping lines like “oh I heard he’s gonna be fired” into casual sports bar conversations which then further perpetuate an idea that was originally created speculatively. (I know that sentence needed a lot more punctuation, I’m speaking Sorkin after watching a marathon of HBO’s The Newsroom.) Tom Coughlin and Mike McCarthy were both on the “preseason hot seat,” in 2011 and 2010 and then ended up winning the Super Bowl.
There are so many elements to having a successful football team that are out of the head coach’s control which are rarely talked about by the media. Player performance and who has final say in player personnel decisions are two of them. In some cases final say on personnel is the responsibility of the GM, in some cases it is the Owner’s, and in rare cases it’s the responsibility of the Head Coach. I would put my money on most head coaches wanting that control but not being offered it.
In the case of the Jets, let’s consider the fact that Rex’s Jets have not had a consistently strong offensive performance. Is that a result of poor coaching, in which case we should blame Rex? Or are the GM and Owner to blame for not acquiring reliable offensive players? I don’t know because I wasn’t in the Jets personnel meetings for the past 4 years. Everyone is getting on Rex for playing Mark Sanchez in the 4th quarter of a preseason game, but…. he isn’t the starter! Is there anyone out there that doesn’t think Sanchez needs a chance to work with some of his young receivers? Yes, they may be backups but it is important for any QB to develop chemistry with all of his wideouts. If I recall correctly, the Jets ended up starting a few “back up” receivers as early as mid season last year.
There may be legitimate reasons that one or more of the coaches on Farrar’s list should be fired. All I’m saying is that we don’t know any of those reasons. The only people who know those reasons are the people that work day in and day out with these coaches. The people that sit in meetings with them, get coached by them, and coach alongside them.
Mr. Farrar, sir, you’re gonna make a list of coaches you think should be fired before the season even starts? Give ‘em a chance to coach. virtual casino sign up