I would take him in a second.
Originally Posted by The Benjamin
4Da, I think Sean Payton would be an excellent choice to be the next HC of our Chicago Bears! However I don't think the organization has the balls to make the move if the opportunity arises. For some reason I think go 10-6 or 9-7 and keep Smith & company for another year, or we keep Smith & change OCs again. :sad44:
My feeling is that unless this team turns it around & not only makes the playoffs but does well in the playoffs, Smith & his entire staff (except maybe Toub) needs to go. I personally am tired of this team being between bad & above average.
Like someone on this board said before (It might've been you 4Da) very few coaches that don't win a SB in their first 8 years with a team win one later on. Could be because the team loses confidence or faith after hearing the same thing from the coach year after year. Could be he's an average coach. Could be most teams don't keep a coach that long especially with only one (correct me if I'm wrong) playoff apperance since 2006. IMHO the Chicago Bears should be competing for a SB & in the playoffs most every year & anything else is not acceptable.
I know we could do alot worse than Smith as our coach but we could do alot better as well. I know players have to execute (catch the ball, tackle, block, etc) but the truth is we get out coached most every week.
I think he is either going to Dallas for N.O. because his family is in Dallas and his girflriend is in N.O.
I think the Bears shoudl go with Jay Gruden or Hue Jackson as coach/OC and Rivera as DC.
My only concern w/Gruden is he destroyed TB b/c he never could decide on a qb; I'm not sure I want that back in Chicago.
I'd be good with Payton or Gruden.
Hey Ric, who was the TB QB back then other than Brad Johnson?
Gruden coachedd TB 02-08:
2002-03 Brad Johnson
2005 Chris Simms
2006 Bruce Gradkowski(Simms injured his spleen this year I believe)
2007-08 Jeff Garcia
This is just the starters, it's a lot worse when you look at the depth chart also.
Thanks Ric. I have to say I can see why he had a hard time picking one of those guys over the other. All were just ok. I would say Garcia was probably the best but past his prime at the point in his career.
Originally Posted by Riczaj01
I remember in Oakland he took a journey man QB Rich Gannon & turned him into a pro bowler.
God, that looks like us a few years back! I do remember all those guys now that you bring them up. I really thought Chris Simms was going to be his Dad, but I guess Griese couldn't duplicate his Pop either.
Originally Posted by Riczaj01
I didn't realize he coached TB that long.
Now look at all the qb roster over those years:
2002: Brad Johnson, Rob Johnson, Shaun King
2003: Brad Johnson, Shaun King, Tom Tupa(also the punter)
2004: Brian Griese, Brad Johnson, Chris Simms
2005: Chris Simms, Brad Johnson
2006: Chris Simms, Brad Gradnkowski, Luke McCown, Tim Rattay
2007: Jeff Garcia, Bruce Gradkowski, Luke McCown
2008: Jeff Garcia, Brian Greise, Josh Johnson, Luke McCown.
The guy is like the cheating husband, loves qb's, just not 1 qb.