Well this is depressing.
Do we have any idea who the defensive-minded head coach candidates want as their offensive coordinator? These defensive-minded head coach candidates will almost certainly not succeed as a head coach without a good offensive coordinator.
So if I understand, it was clear about half way through the season Kingsbury was likely enough to go. A wise man would have started considering his options. When the season neared the end he would have narrowed his options to 5 or so candidates dumped Kingsbury about game 15. On Black Monday he would have set his 5 interviews immediately unless one was delayed by the playoffs, then reset ASAP. Do 5 interviews, no need for a second round. Pick your man and make him an offer he can’t refuse; don’t let him leave unsigned. If you picked right, how do you overpay a guy who changes the future of the franchise. With Bidwill in charge, why am I not surprised it didn’t go down that way?
Carolina hired a winning college coach that failed. We hired a losing college coach who failed. Carolina has a solid roster missing a QB. We have a meh roster and a QB who we take about moving on from in two years. Don’t know where you feel we are in a position to take junk to Carolina.
Reich is a experienced HC with a winning record. Payton was had for a late first and second and at least brings competence. Ryans was pursued by several teams, knows the division, and has ties to one of the better offensive schemes in football. We pursued them all and they all said no.
I’ve wondered also how Monti’s “no room for ego” comment squares with Payton’s “larger than life” personality and coaching style.Everyone talks about MB and the coach search. And I'm wondering if MO is involved?
Of course! But you don't fly a guy out for 7 hrs of meetings if you're not interested in hiring them. The price tag ended up being far less than speculated.You don’t know it’s just your opinion
Reich was never going anywhere other than the Panthers
Ryan's was never going anywhere other than Houston.
Both of these are like fans of another team complaining Larry Fitzgerald choosing to coach for the Cards over them.
A 1st and 2nd for Payton was too much and Denver made a desperation move.