Tuesday November 18th, 2014

Posted by on November 18th, 2014  •  0 Comments  • 

There are trouble spots everywhere in the NFL.  The cold weather via the Winter Vortex is in the news.  So are coaches on the hot seat..
  • Ex-running back Tiki Barber, now a broadcaster, calls for immediate firing of Coach Tom Coughlin, with (3-7) record, saying players have stopped listening and playing hard for the two time Super Bowl coach.  Injuries to Victor Cruz and Jon Beason have crippled New York.  Problems at RT and in the secondary continue.  Seems to me the problems are more with the players GM-Jerry Reese has given Coughlin, that the coach himself.
New York Jets
  • There is chaos everywhere around Rex Ryan, at quarterback, with the offense, with the secondary that got rid of players.  Don’t know how he survives all this, unless owner Woody Johnson decides he likes the coaches’ blunt honesty, and blames the GM-John Idzik instead.
  • The season is eroding, much like the roster has.  A second straight really poor season has put Coach Mike Smith on thin ice.  You lose four OL, have a pedestrian running game, and you have problems.
  • Ron Rivera is in trouble (3-7).  The retirement of LT-Jordan Gross has left a gaping hole.  The suspension of DE-Greg Hardy, and injuries at the other end spot, and in the secondary, have rendered the pass rush useless.  Cam Newton does not look like the same QB he was as a star-studded rookie two years back.
  • Tony Sporano has done his best, but the organization has not.  An (0-10) start likely will wind up with an (0-16) season, and a coaching change, if not also a GM change.  Mike Holmgren sure looks like a fit.  Whether GM-Reggie McKenzie survives remains to be seen.
  • It’s ridiculous to think Ken Whisenhunt could be in trouble after one year.  It looks as if there’s lots of potential on the roster, and they do play hard, and QB-Zach Mettenberger looks like the future.
  • Jay Gruden is having a painful first year, and sure looks overwhelmed by the job.  It also looks like he is trying to pound a square peg (QB-Robert Griffin) into a round hole (stay in the pocket).  Owner Daniel Snyder just cannot get it right.  He’s on his 8th coach since buying the franchise.
  • Coach Marc Trestman really needs a strong finish to save his job.  The defense has been awful, his quarterback, Jay Cutler, wildly erratic, and the wolves are at the door, and Mike Shanahan, who coached Cutler and Brandon Marshall in Denver, is available.
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