Sunday, October 11, 2009

Dear Ralph Wilson . . .

The list of great NFL headcoaches not currently employed by an NFL team includes Tony Dungy, Mike Shanahan, Bill Cowher, Mike Holmgren, and Jon Gruden.

I'm just sayin'.

Added: As long as I'm just sayin' things, I would like to point out that Jeff Garcia is better than at least eight quarterbacks currently starting for NFL teams, and yet he remains a free agent. Who said the NFL was all about winning? If you can save your owner a million dollars by refusing to sign a better player in a season in which you've already determined you're not going to make the playoffs, why wouldn't you do that? Who cares if the team loses two or three extra games? Think of all of the high draft picks we'll get, to use on players like Erik Flowers, JP Losman and Mike Williams!

4 comments:

Paul Smecker said...

only dungy and cowher would make me get off the couch, and they're retired because they're tired and probably want a break. the others are either of questionable quality (holmgren, gruden), difficult personalities (gruden, shanahan), or too old (holmgren, maybe shanahan.) also, shanahan, cowher and dungy worked in wonderful systems. starting over, at their age, on a team that is likely at least somewhat dysfunctional, may be torture.

also, we all know garcia isn't good for 16 (or even 12) games and never will be.

Paul Smecker said...

only dungy and cowher would make me get off the couch, and they're retired because they're tired and probably want a break. the others are either of questionable quality (holmgren, gruden), difficult personalities (gruden, shanahan), or too old (holmgren, maybe shanahan.) also, shanahan, cowher and dungy worked in wonderful systems. starting over, at their age, on a team that is likely at least somewhat dysfunctional, may be torture.

also, we all know garcia isn't good for 16 (or even 12) games and never will be.

Wade Garrett said...

Granted. But they're still probably better than the string of coordinators-turned-dud head coaches that Bills fans have had to endure. Wade Phillips was the best of them, by the way. Shanahan always had good teams; one year the Broncos missed the playoffs but had the best point differential in the NFL. His front office expertise would be at least as valuable as his coaching.

Ron Cross said...

speaking of Losman, i saw him starting in the premiere game of the UFL for the Las Vegas Locos vs. the California Redwoods. Also on his team Jamal Lewis and Dede Dorsey. the California Redwoods, didn't have any players i recognized.

Also in the UFL, the Orlando Tuskers (wart hogs) and the New York Sentinels.

Tuskers have Odell Thurman. Oh Crap, i was just reading New York's roster, they have a guy named Craphonso Thorpe.

that's it, though. 4-team league. 6-game season. 3-week training camp.