When we first heard the joyous words that Stephen Ross had fired Adam Gase, my first instinct was to then plead for Ross to hire Rex Ryan.
Or Mike McCarthy. A lot of folks disagreed with me, and that’s fine. But one theme that most of my readers here agreed with was that we needed someone with experience.
Ross had given audition jobs to inexperienced and unqualified first-timers like Clueless Joey Philbin and Arrogant Adam Gase. Neither man had head coaching experience–anywhere at any level. Both men had always had others making the big decisions for them Both men failed in Miami. Both men lost the locker room.
So this time around, we were united in hoping that Ross hired a head coach with some semblance of experience. We struck out there, mostly. Brian Flores does have some experience, but it’s not at a head-coach level. Yes, he ran a fine Patriots defense, but Steve Sidwell, Romeo Crenell, and Dean Pees, and Matt Patricia did the same thing. That is Bill Belichick’s defense, make no mistake. Anyone can have success with it.
So having struck out on an experienced head coach, surely we’d get two experienced coordinators, right? Uh, nope. We got a couple of inexperienced no-names calling plays for us now, and I will emphasize their no-name status here by not naming them.
I won’t name them, but I will list their play-calling experience:
Yeah, those are not typos. It truly shows ALL of the experience of our coordinators.
Once again, Stephen Ross has allowed an inexperienced rookie head coach to hire his inexperienced buddies to be our coordinators. Will this never end? Will one of these jokers ever prove me wrong?
Someone pointed out that Jim Caldwell is on our staff, but remember, Jim is merely an assistant adviser with no real influence. I’d much rather see him as head coach than a symbolic assistant role, but Ross forgot to ask my opinion on that one.