I can only speak for myself, but I would not fire a coach making some changes in personnel and playing time when we are 9 games into the season and rank very near worst in the league. Maybe Tucker will be fired for standing pat with a losing hand. I consider that a more justifiable firing than firing him for trying to do something to improve the situation. Coaches do make mistakes both directions in decisions to play/not play guys. I don't consider them infallible. I will say CornWash is worse than Bass when they have same number of snaps in a game and so we have some real data to compare, but CornWash did better against Lions per snap. I have replayed the relevant part of the game three times. In any event, you still haven't addressed my point about playing time: one thing CornWash can for damn sure do is give the starters some rest time so they will be fresher in the 4Q. Even if he doesn't make a tackle or sack, he won't be doing any less than the others do on average for 15 snaps. I saw an amazing stat in Sports Illustrated today. The Saints defense ranked 28th last year and 4th this year. Is that true?