View Full Version : Yes, the "V" word

the Talking Can
12-17-2007, 10:30 AM
We need a Vision.

Sounds kinda like Carl's "5 Year plan," and it is. We have to move forward with a Purpose.

Saying you're rebuilding is meaningless. Just drafting new players into the same failed organization is pointless.

We need a clearly articulated plan to create a specific type of Team. The Owner, GM, Coach, and Assistants need to understand this plan and make every decision with this plan in mind.

We need a GM and a Coach that can envision a team capable of winning a Superbowl in 3-5 years from now (not next year).

What will the league be like in 3-5 years? What kind of offense will we need? What kind of defense? What type of players will best fit those schemes?

1. We need a QB. Most important player on the team. Most important player for the Franchise. If they decide that Matt Ryan is a Franchise QB then they need to draft him, Croyle be damned (hurts me to say that, but it is true).

2. Schemes.

Defense: We play a cover-2. Why? Is that the best D for this league? Will it be the best D in 3-5 years? Or is it a cop-out. Maybe we need to play a 3-4. I don't care what that does to our roster. If the best Coach and best DC we can get say "3-4" then every resource in our franchise should be put to work identifying players to build a Championship caliber 3-4.

Offense: We have no scheme. We have no one on staff with any clue about offense. Again, identify the scheme...but this is a little trickier because we have to mold it to our QB. But it looks like the NFL will continue to trend towards spread, pass heavy, offenses. Find a coach who understands this. Select every player with this in mind.

3. Drafts. We have to decide upon the type of team we are trying to build and THEN draft players who fit that. Doing it in reverse will simply prolong our mediocrity. This is why it is imperative to have a GM, a HC, a DC, and a OC who have clearly articulated the type of team they want, the style of football they want to play. Without this, everything is doomed to failure.

Which means, of course, that we are doomed to failure (in the short term). Carl is gone soon. Herm has maybe 2 years. Who will create the clarity of purpose we need?

No one.

We will flail. We will draft "Herm's guys" for two years. With no clue on offense, and little clue on defense. A complete hodge-podge of miscast players. Then we will fire him. Then what?

Only then will we have a chance to get the GM and HC on the same page.

A CHANCE. Not a guarantee. A chance to do it the right way. To start from "first principles," to build a solid structure from a coherent plan.

If you can not articulate what you want, then you do not know what you want.

Does Clark know what he wants? Does Carl? Does Herm?

No. No. No.

12-17-2007, 10:34 AM
Man, I thought for certain this was going to be the elusive Vagina thread. We don't have enough of those around here.

Mr. Laz
12-17-2007, 10:38 AM
wouldn't the "I" word be more apropos?

"I" for idiot ......... as in Carl is one.

12-17-2007, 10:41 AM
Man, I thought for certain this was going to be the elusive Vagina thread. We don't have enough of those around here.
We have also suffered a shortage of vasectomy threads.

siberian khatru
12-17-2007, 10:42 AM
We need a gleam.

12-17-2007, 10:43 AM
**** you Carl.

Dave Lane
12-17-2007, 10:45 AM
We need a Vision.

"Your and idiot" - Carl and Herm

Dave Lane
12-17-2007, 10:47 AM
Oh and yes spot on assessment.


12-17-2007, 10:48 AM
I really wish I can piss on Carl's eye.

12-17-2007, 10:50 AM
We Believe!

12-17-2007, 10:52 AM
Vasoline for 500 Alex

the Talking Can
12-17-2007, 10:52 AM
I really wish I can piss on Carl's eye.

well, that too, of course...

12-17-2007, 10:53 AM
at least it's not a V monologue....


Chief Chief
12-17-2007, 10:59 AM
I thought "victory", then let out a robust outburst of laughter for temporarily having a delusion of grandeur.

12-17-2007, 11:05 AM
I just thought this was another Viagra sale, 75% off announcement.

12-17-2007, 11:13 AM

the Talking Can
12-17-2007, 11:19 AM
KC fans have really been kicked in the balls...heh

12-17-2007, 11:20 AM
A Man of Vision is what this team needs.

A ruthless pioneer, with the vision, tenacity and binding committment to his word to take the team to uncharted territories.

Capt Woodrow Call should be the new GM