Tical21 wrote:For a proud franchise that is so used to winning - to finish so strongly and manage to treat a meaningless week 18 game like a playoff game...the rarity of this is vastly underrated.
I don't know what it will mean going forward, but that is a helluva coaching job.
Well unfortunately I don't think getting the players to play hard when it doesn't matter is going to cut it with an aging Wilson, a terrible Jamal Adams trade, Bobby Wagner needs to be cut (so Jordyn Brooks can play his natural position... he's a first round pick), Diggs is probably gone (I think you have to just because he would cost too much + that injury), Our Defensive Line fell asleep all season until the last few games...
Our Offensive Line looks promising but I don't trust these guys to stay healthy... Knowing our luck Curhan and Haynes will get injured by the first 3-4 weeks of the season and we didn't invest properly in the Offensive Line and we are back to the same old formula of the past 7 years, at best 1 playoff win (usually none).
Jamal will probably also get injured in the first 2-3 weeks, I don't think he'll ever be good again.
We will probably keep Bobby Wagner and waste over 12 million dollars on him... Jordyn Brooks probably won't be able to play his natural position.
Even Tyler Lockett or Eskridge is likely to be injured next season imo, at least one if not both.
Not to mention Rashaad Penny can't make it through a whole season, I'd bet my life savings he'll miss at least 1 game if not way more.
So yes, you are correct Pete did a heck of a coaching job to win some meaningless games in a dead season, but I still can't see any kind of scenario where this is going to work with Pete + Russ. We would have to literally win the lottery with NO INJURIES ALL SEASON, otherwise I don't trust this coaching staff and management to be able to correctly navigate the current tough decisions and actually give us a good Offensive Line and Defensive Line that can withstand the multiple injuries.
Assuming Pete and Russ are still here (which makes no sense to me after saving $13,000,000 and going 7-10)... we need to do this:
- Cut Bobby Wagner plain and simple (Bobby should never even be here without KJ Wright at this stage of his career).
- Let Diggs go.
- Get a new kicker
- Restructure Wilson - Trade Jamal Adams (I don't care if we have to take a huge dead money hit, he's completely worthless I'm 100% sure we will not win a Super Bowl if he's on the team)... Get someone for him, like Offensive Line or Defensive Line. Eat the dead money and get 1-2 players that will help the team unlike him.
- Invest EVERYTHING in the Defensive Line and Offensive Line.