I really don't see why it would depend on a win against Tampa Bay, but I don't agree with the thought that a GM shouldn't be fired before the end of the season.
Originally Posted by Fruit Ninja
i guess i can kinda see it. If they are going to fire him, better to do it early and get a head start on looking for guys and setting guys in place to scout for the draft.
I just know what Pioli is doing now is not g3etting better, its getting worse. Despite better talent, we are somehow playing worse.
Its just time to draft a qb, if it dont work, ****ing draft another one, if that dont work, draft another one. Shit will hit eventually
This is my thought as well. You wait until after the season and you give up a lot of time that is vitally important to the GM being able to do his job. If you're going to do it, then you do it ASAP. First it tells the fans that they get it and they are doing something about it. Second, it gives time to do a good search and find the guy you want (not sure how many people remember Clark really did not want Pioli because of the total control stuff which is a major part of why the fans have finally turned on them and the team being a laughinstock around the league). And then it gives the new GM time to assess things and get his staff in order or get on working terms with the people he'll keep around.
It could also mean a better chance at getting a big name coach. A lot of them want a lot of say in the personnel decisions, which I don't think you give them GM power but you see if maybe you can find guys that would be a good fit and not Haley/Pioli part 2.
Then there's evaluating assistant coaches and lower personnel. Plus there's some big player decisions (Bowe, Albert, Dorsey, and Tyson Jackson off the top of my head).
And of course the draft. Having time to get things in place and properly evaluate everyone can mean the difference between going and getting the guy you want and just settling for the guy that is there when you pick. Since QB should be the focus, I think that's especially important this year.