Originally Posted by DJ's left nut
Here's my worry, though.
When ***** hired Haley, my response to the *****-smokers was essentially "Hey, even if we assume he was the mastermind of the Patriots roster, we know he had nothing to do with hiring coaches so why take him at face value on the hiring?"
***** knew nothing about hiring head coaches so I was loathe to give him too much rope.
Well Reid's dicked up his last few DC hires....so why give him rope in this area?
I'm going to give him a chance because it's only fair, but I'm not giving him any more rope than I would have if ***** had hired him. There's nothing in Reid's track record to suggest that he's worth a damn at finding qualified DCs.
Yeah, I think that's about where I'm at. Love the Reid hire. Love the broad changes in the front office.
Overall, I am way more on the side of "players make the coach" and not the other way around, but I think we have earned the right to remain a little skeptical.