Maybe we should be looking more closely at why the OC walked out. As to your points regarding Chili, 'Milquetoast' (whom I assume is Frazier), and Ponder, I'm not even sure that's relevant.) Just because I don't want bad coaches/QBs on the team doesn't mean I have to go to 'worse' ones. I don't want Ponder, any more than I don't want Jackson or a random aging veteran. Does that mean I can't strive for better?dkoby wrote:Wow, we lose our QB, money back, 4 to 5 Olineman to injury and our offensive coordinator walks out on the team in the middle of the season and you guys question the head coach (which still has a top 5 defense) and GM? I guess we still wish we had Chilly, Milquetoast and the QB who shall remain nameless. Many people here gave him (Ponder) much more rope than Teddy has received.
I already acknowledged Zimmer may be a great defensive coach, but he is a *head coach* which means if ha can only be good at 2/3 of his job (special teams are in there too, don't forget), I can want someone who would do well in all three phases of the game? Denny Green fielded an awesome offense most of his years. He failed because he never had an excellent defense. Everyone seems to forget that when Anderson missed his FG in 98, the Vikings still led by 7 points. The defense couldn't stop Atlanta.
The same kicker that arguably should have been dealt with in the off-season?No one looking at this team as it sits right now would have given us a shot to win 3 games given these circumstances.
The defense (which Zim is in charge of) has been the only bright spot. Oh, and let's not forget the kicker who had a mental breakdown this season. All which attributes to the mental makeup of the team.
You mean the previous conditioning coach that was let go? Maybe the one that in hindsight, we maybe should have kept? Look I'm not saying Fire Zimmer! (Thought that was clear from my post) I think he does deserve the opportunity to learn from his mistakes. Assuming he does so, next season will be awesome and there is no harm done is considering the issue. At what point does the HC get held accountable for his performance (or lack thereof)? If Zimmer fields the #1 defense and turns in a 9-7 season next year (due to lackluster offensive performance). Do we stick with him because he is a great defensive coach?If I'm questioning anything, it's the physical conditioning program that is in place. Too many injuries to the offensive line in the last couple years. I guess that's part of Zimmers call, so I guess he should be fired. Let's not give him the opportunity to fix it or to learn from mistakes.
I don't expect Peterson to be the answer. I'm not even sure you can evaluate any QB (Bradford, Bridgewater, or whomever we stick back there) with the OL we currently have. Shouldn't the Head Coach be accountable for the Offense's performance (as well as the defense's)?Sorry for the sarcasm, but I'm as frustrated as anyone. I believe Zimmer IS a great coach. He was brought in to fix a team with the last ranked defense. He did that. People have to realize AD is not the answer to every problem for this team.
Right now this team, other than its defense, has no identity. The QB question is now front and center. Again.