quote:I hate that one too. Almost as much as "It's a complicated system and it takes a long time to learn". It's not like he's trying to teach a cat how to bark. It's still lining up, tackling, covering, blitzing, yada yada yada.
I hate the "players don't fit Spags system" argument.
Payton hand-picked Spags and has never even gotten to work with him yet. I remember a few days after they hired Spags, Mickey Loomis was on Sirius NFL Radio and was asked what he liked about Spags, etc. He said he'd never even met the guy. I just don't see Payton firing a guy he targeted and hand-picked without ever working with him.
quote:Of course, but those are hypotheticals. We've heard nothing about any problems between those guys.
If there have been club issues with spags vs mickey or spags vs joe vitt and/or mickey... there's no doubt which side Payton is taking.
1.) What's his system? Having Justin Tuck, Osi, JPP & Michael Strahan on the DL? Yeah, nobody has the players to fit that system save the NYG.
It's a system that calls for smaller (in weight;quicker) defensive linemen and stouter linebackers and big physical players in the secondary. It's an aggressive zone-blitz scheme. GW liked his linemen beefy and his linebackers small and 5'11 corners.
If Spags went through more than one pre season game and couldn't tell that we didn't have those types of players and didn't make adjustments, He is an idiot and should be fired on principal.
Also, why the hell did Ellis start and play so much at the begining of the year? He's opposite of that. Where were Hicks and Gallett and Wilson if that was the case? Why didn't we have Gallett/Wilson/Smith at DE and Jordan/Hicks/Buckley at DT?
I heard on the radio that Spags was at the Sr. Bowl this week.
He brought in as many new players as he could, but what was he suppose to do? "Well shit, I guess I have to run GW's defense." He was brought in to change things.
But why couldn't he say, "ok, I'm gonna play big up front and stop the run." or "I'm going to run small up front and rush the passer."? Instead he trotted the same guys out there until the end of the season and we watched the same shitburger defense every week.