Originally Posted by Cassel's Reckoning
I just don't have a problem with it. You can win a SB that way.
You can win a SB in lots of ways. There's not set a blueprint.
But that doesn't change this:
Originally Posted by OnTheWarpath58
My only concern is that he's painting himself into a corner.
By not firing Pioli outright, he creates three possible problems:
1.) Clark is forced to limit his HC search to guys who are capable of having control of personnel decisions.
This is a pretty small list to begin with, and you're already hearing rumblings from guys like Gruden, Cowher and Billick that they aren't interested in coming back. That pretty much leaves Andy Reid and Chip Kelly, who other teams are already fighting over, while we're wasting time with Dirk Koetter and a Rooney Rule candidate.
2.) Hiring a HC and not finding a quality GM.
For sake of conversation, lets say Clark hires Dirk Koetter. Who is the new GM? Guys like Ross, Gamble and Dorsey will either be long gone, or aren't going to be interested in a position in which they have no control over who the HC is. GM's expect to be able to hire a HC.
3.) **** me, but when Reid goes to Arizona or San Diego, and Kelly goes to Cleveland, and there's nothing left that satisfies the first option, and option two comes to fruition and Clark can't find a GM - what happens then?
We all know what happens then.
I know everyone is excited about Clark stepping out on a limb, and I am as well - but he could have stepped out on a thicker limb. I'm not seeing how throwing all your eggs in a Bill Cowher type basket is what is best for the organization.
I'm looking for some legitimate feedback. I'm hoping I've missed something.