Originally Posted by Hoover
You're not going to like hearing this but NFL teams cannot let the emotions of their fans dictate the direction of the franchise. In fact, I would argue that's the worse thing a team could do. I'm all about benching/cutting/booing Cassel and Romeo, but wanting to run Pioli out of town isn't very well thought out. Game plan how it would work. It would look a lot like our offseason after the 2008 season. It was a mess.
Right, because the Falcons had a terrible 2008 offseason when they hired Dimitroff. They drafted their future franchise QB in the 1st round along with an OT. They also grabbed a starting LB and a 3rd WR in the same draft. They hired their HC who has compiled a 47-21 record. They signed Michael Turner.
They ended up going 11-5 in that first season. They haven't had a losing season during his tenure.
What a disaster!