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Old 12-10-2017, 11:14 AM   #11
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Honestly, I think Caldwell should lose his job if they drop this game.



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Old 12-10-2017, 11:17 AM   #12
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Oh yeah, I forgot to add that Caldwell needs to be fired. A motivational coach is needed in the mold of Schottenheimer or Cowher. Someone who lets the team know what time the game starts.
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Old 12-10-2017, 11:38 AM   #13
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Obviously a coaching change isn't a fix-all, but I struggle to find a reason for why they'd keep Caldwell.


To borrow a baseball metric, what does Jim Caldwell provide above a replacement level head coach? Probably difficult to define such a term in this case, but basically what advantage does he give over most coaches in the league?


Similarly, what do they risk by firing Caldwell? I would expect a short period of instability and adjustments, but do they risk anything more?


What is there to gain by keeping Caldwell after a failed season? Is the stability and cohesion enough to provide more success over any new head coach?


I know that most of these are probably impossible for anyone not inside the organization to answer, just thinking out loud.


Ultimately, I wouldn't be surprised if the decision is less about lack of success and more about the state of the locker room. If he's losing the team, then he has to go. If he's a respected leader, the decision won't be as easy.
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Old 12-10-2017, 11:45 AM   #14
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Old 12-10-2017, 11:47 AM   #15
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Honestly, I think Caldwell should lose his job if they drop this game.
Unless they started Rudock I completely agree. Tampa Bay is straight trash. You can be a whiny baby and blame injuries all you want but this is the kind of game you overcome them and beat the inferior competition.
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Old 12-10-2017, 12:15 PM   #16
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Not sure our schedule was easy. In fact.....I'd say it's been fairly tough.

And yes, Caldwell should lose his job if they don't WIN a playoff game.
You could classify 6 of our games this season as tough games. That's it, 6 out of 16. And we got to face Minny, Carolina, Atlanta and Pitt at home. Just Minny and NO on the road. Baltimore is the only other respectable team left on that schedule. The rest was shit.

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Old 12-10-2017, 12:42 PM   #17
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9 men on defense. Nuff said. Coaching is a major issue. Not the only issue but it's hard to win w/ a coach that can't even make sure there's enough players on the field.
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Old 12-10-2017, 12:44 PM   #18
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Plus I'm tired of his monotone press conferences.
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Old 12-10-2017, 12:53 PM   #19
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Plus I'm tired of his monotone press conferences.
So......you wouldn't want Belicheck as a coach, either? His press conferences make Caldwell look like Richard Simmons.
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Old 12-10-2017, 06:04 PM   #20
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We wont fire him... we're the lions.
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