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Ken Whisenhunt. Was terminating him really a solution? Maybe so!

Posted Tuesday, November 3, 2015, at 10:21 AM
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    I'm a little surprised also. If they don't do it at 3-19, what is so different about 3-20? Seems about half a season too late. But hey, maybe we can get another Heiseman trophy winner next year. The troubles all started when Uncle Bud just had to have the big name from Texas.

    -- Posted by fair share on Tue, Nov 3, 2015, at 10:39 AM
  • Didn't help when they fired Jeff Fisher

    -- Posted by Dianatn on Tue, Nov 3, 2015, at 10:40 AM
  • I did not see any glaring issue with his coaching decisions but they (as a team) could not seem to "put the game away".

    Did they run out of steam at the end?

    -- Posted by stevemills on Tue, Nov 3, 2015, at 11:30 AM
  • From watching the news conference, there did not seem to be anything specific, just business. Wins fill the stands, sell the concessions, and team paraphernalia. Close games don't.

    -- Posted by stevemills on Tue, Nov 3, 2015, at 11:53 AM
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    No it didn't help to fire Fisher. They should have let him work thru the slump they imposed on him with Vince Young. Wisenheimmer had 23 games and won 3! I should be able to do that well picking 22 random guys off the street.

    -- Posted by fair share on Tue, Nov 3, 2015, at 2:01 PM
  • No reflection on Ken but I guess from a standpoint of renewed hope because 'something' has changed is a positive.

    -- Posted by stevemills on Wed, Nov 4, 2015, at 7:47 AM
  • I thought Whisenhunt asked to be fired. The Monday press conference, with a full day to prepare, is where pro coaches send their messages. I loved to watch fisher do it, he was a master. Sending messages to his team, to the fans, to the owners, and sometimes a pointed message to a player that was on the hot seat.... all without being too direct. Whisenhunt's message Monday was pretty clear. He was losing because of the players (the roster) and the management (the situation) and he was not going to change anything. Go thru a year and a half of total failure in any business, and then tell the world that it is because your employees stink and your bosses are idiots, and I think the outcome is obvious... As best I recall, Whisenhunt had a 5 year contract at about 5 million a year. 17 and a half million over the next 3 and a half years to do nothing is not much incentive to keep working around the clock and then get figuratively crucified in public for not one penny more.

    -- Posted by lazarus on Wed, Nov 4, 2015, at 8:26 AM
  • I did not see the interview and did not hear that in the press. In your opinion, was he right in his evaluation of players and management?

    -- Posted by stevemills on Wed, Nov 4, 2015, at 10:46 AM
  • I will give him the management part, at least for last year. He had a very hands on owner representative, who seemed to believe that marrying Bud's daughter made him an expert. The difference between me and him would be that I know that I lack sufficient knowledge to run a football team. What I hear about the one that is in charge now, is that she intends to hire good people and get out of their way so they can do their job. In my experience, that is the best thing to do when you hire someone with expertise.

    I am loathe to place all the blame on the roster. The defense has improved as the season has progressed, but the offense (whisenhunt's specialty) has deteriorated for a season and a half. I have watched most of the games, and if there has been any attempt to make adjustments to correct the most glaring deficiencies (like getting the quarterback beaten to a pulp) they have been invisible to me. It seems like the real experts concur.

    -- Posted by lazarus on Wed, Nov 4, 2015, at 10:55 PM
  • Well..... enough said. The roster did not change, except positions maybe but something sure did. Hats off to the players and coaches for taking a very chaotic week and making it work!

    -- Posted by stevemills on Sun, Nov 8, 2015, at 6:53 PM
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