From: Altadena, CA
The biggest problem with this team seems to be at the top (Wilfs>Spielman>Zimmer). The short term solution would seem to be whatever changes the top. I'd like to see the Wilfs sell, since they don't seem up to the task of delivering a Super Bowl. Since that probably won't happen soon, whatever gets Spielman and Zimmer axed comes next. I say give Zimmer what he wants and then shit-can both when that doesn't work.
Run-first and control-but-don't-attack defense doesn't work in the NFL today, IMO. We've tried it, and it delivers 7-10 wins per year with outliers, but doesn't get close to the summit.
I am seriously curious what more the owners can do?
The team is not being led by someone cheap like the previous owner and the current owners of the Twins.
They've spent to improve facilities, upgrade to the best technology etc.
Is it just that they don't have a quick trigger on firing coaches that you don't like?
I guess I can understand that. I am ready to move on from RS and Zim. But they have success and then they they don't. Sometimes when you get ownership that meddles too much it is a detriment.
Quick trigger? Where Spielman and Zimmer are concerned, you can't even see quick trigger in the rear view mirror anymore. I would have settled for not giving them yet another 3 year extension. Very few organizations would tolerate this level of mediocrity for as many years as a the Wilf's have.
Can you tell us one organization who dumped a HC with 3 division championships in 7 seasons and an overall .576 winning record?
Now put it in the context of this team being billed as having the talent to win every year, yet missing the playoffs 4 out of 8 years. If the talent underachieves, it's time to look at the coach.
What talent is that?
The talent this leadership amassed; if it's inadequate, that's on them. Zimmer gets to sign off on defensive players, clearly. He also has input on offensive players and how they play offense. If we make the play-offs one year and miss the next over and over, what happens in those off years? Injuries, sometimes, but also underachievement and discord. Remember the DB rebellion in GB? Diggs wanting out because of the offensive style, and then lighting the league on fire his first year out? The best team he's had, in 2017, sucked in the playoffs.
This regime has had its chance, and the current group is at or approaching the nadir. How long do you keep running it back with "if onlys?"