I just don't see the "love" for Loomis. I think he sucks.
Sure, he has found some diamonds in the rough like Graham, PT, Moore, Gallette, Hicks and some guys who have been serviceable: Dave Thomas, Grubbs, Robinson, Casillas, Mack
But for any one of those guys, I can give you just as many that he has absolutely bombed on, with special attention to the busts in the first few rounds. I don't have any faith in him to get this defense back on track talent-wise, and keep pace with San Fran or Seattle for tops in the NFC.
Some FA and draft bombs:
Ingram (1st rd pick)
Ellis (1st rd pick)
Jenkins (1st rd pick)
various other OL
Bush (yes, Reggie was a bust at #2 overall)
Meachem (1st rd pick that wasn't 1st rd talent)
...not to mention the absolute bombs he picked/acquired before Payton's arrival.
This post was edited on 3/13 at 11:27 am