This last season of The Office was by far the most tedious and uneven in the show's history. It was stop and go with more discomfort than laughs in between. Uncomfortable humor can be very funny and successful but it has to have perfect aim. The Office (as much as I hate to say it) was off the mark most of last season.
... HOWEVER. From the Christmas episode until the last two of the season, The Office was on fire. It was almost as good as it's ever been in that stretch. The show still has gas in the tank.
Do I think it should end with Carell? Yes. I do. But since it looks like that won't happen, I hope they make a smart move and do exactly as the article says. It's not about replacing Michael Scott with an impersonator or look/act-alike.
I'm not sure who the answer is... but I'll be damned if Michael Emerson wouldn't shake things up and rock the **** outta that show.
Of course, I'd rather he and O'Quinn get their hitman show together.
This is do-able, if unwise. It will be difficult. But NBC has a chance to reinvent the show and hit a grand slam here.