Originally Posted by Bump
Oh please. That's argument is silly. Vermeil was a great coach, it's a shame about the draft picks and defense. We could have missed with the picks given up for players, it wasn't like a few draft picks is the entire future and is the reason why we are still shitty? That's the reason? c'mon Mr. Fax.
Okay. That was probably a tad overstated, Mr. Bump. I grant you that. However, the grusty grust of my point remains intact and solid as the mighty oak whose roots are sunken deep in the soil of sincerity, whose boughs shoot forth the leaves of truth, and whose clunky bark is impervious to the vile winds of provocation. Vermeil built the All Aged Team and, not long after he retired, we had nothing with which to build on. It was as though dwarves had raided our player pantry.
A solid argument can be made that Vermeil and Carl were, at that point in time, very much in the win-now mode of things. I can understand that, too. Lamar was ill. Nevertheless, we had to basically start from scratch because our player pipeline was drier than Dallas Pioli's cooter.
However, the main point is that Vermeil was never going to be with us long. And since he wasn't particularly interested in building for the long term, he was a kind of "transient" head coach. Hired by Carl to win one for the Gipper, so to speak.
Anyhow, this isn't the time for regrets. It's time to Wally forth, forget, forgive, and show our giant Wallys to the world. My thread thing wasn't intended to bash up on our sad, pitiable, sickening, somewhat disgusting coaching lineage. No indeed. It was to celebrate the fact that we now have an actual true-life, real NFL head coach ... a rarity in my life, at least.