TwistedHusky wrote:There was a thread on here from 2017 that was back on the front page recently.
It was pretty clear then what was happening. But so many seemed so sure Pete would work his magic again.
There was no magic. It went down exactly as we feared with a few different wrinkles.
The issues then, became the issues later, that cause the issues today.
Pete has a team rife with HOF players, one of which is the QB we are in danger of losing.
We are probably going to circle back to this thread in a few years, and everything that was clear and evident now will have transpired (roughly).
Pete isn't getting another team rife with HOF players.
And he cannot even win that well with what is one of the better rosters over the past 10 years (according to that chart). Certainly not in the playoffs.
Wishful thinking does not work. He is over 70. He isn't changing.
Because Pete rarely changes, neither does the outcome. Sorry.
It's Ok. I've come to terms with the ride being over.
Was pissed off that Pete would choose himself over the future of this club, but the damage is pretty much done. Quality FAs are going to avoid this place. We are playing out the string. Wilson wants to win in the playoffs and he wants to be in the MVP conversations at the end of the year. Neither will ever happen under Pete and Wilson probably knows this more than us. If is clear to the casual fan, it is clear to someone with a lifetime of football under their belt.
It seems tremendously unlikely that Pete lasts more than 2 years without Wilson. And it would take an incredible run in the playoffs to keep him here. Possible but unlikely. We will see.
But I suspect, just like that 2017 thread - some of the same voices pointing out the problems then, will probably end up looking correct again. Which sucks but appears to how it goes right now.
Someone could also spin it that when Pete's teams center around defense and a bruising running game, they win in the playoffs
Pete's teams that have centered around an expensive QB still win 10-12 games a year, but havent fared so well in the playoffs
Probably too simple an argument, but no more simplistic than the one you continue to make on a daily basis
Both Pete and Russ have shown to be great in some areas. Both have significant flaws.
Its not either or. They both get credit and blame.