Maybe it’s just me but I’m tired of seeing all these uninspired, unoriginal pieces on the front page. Is there nothing else to do beside blame Pioli and Haley this week? I feel like I’m reading a blog of Whitlock pieces. They are generally well written, better than anything I could write, but in the end they are just a series of finger pointing and frankly I disagree with just about everything in them; the only exception being that the O-line is absolutely pathetic but you don’t have to be a genius to see that.
Just because the front office didn’t do things the way you would doesn’t mean that it’s the wrong way. Just because our o-line sucks doesn’t mean we set Cassel up for failure ether. I am a firm believer that you start with the defense, as they take the longest to mold. I’ll attempt to explain this.
Since we started with D this year, we will probably suck this year and next on D as it takes 2-3 years for the D to develop. We can work on the O-line next year as they take less time to develop. If done correctly your team should be hitting their stride together after about 3 years.
If we started with the O-line this year, our D would still suck and you would lose a whole year in the rebuilding process as you have to wait another year before rebuilding your D and 2-3 years for them to develop. Now you are have your rebuilt team after 4 years instead of 3.
I believe Cassel was a break from this process because it was such a great opportunity that they felt that they couldn’t pass it up. Since they did pick Cassel up I know a lot of you think that they should have fixed the O-line so they don’t set him up for failure. Tell me, what in Cassel’s play makes you think that he will fail. I sure as hell haven’t seen anything.
Right now he’s a 67% passer. Correct me if I’m wrong but that looks like a pretty good percentage to me. He hasn’t made an abundance of bad decisions so it’s not like he’s cracking under the pressure. So again tell me, what makes you think Cassel will fail.
Sure with a crappy O-line he has an increased chance of a severe injury, but just because it can happen doesn’t mean it will. Pioli is taking a gamble by not fixing the o-line yet, but a gamble is not setting up for failure. Setting up for failure means just that, setting someone up so they CAN or WILL fail.
I have seen nothing yet that makes me believe either will happen. Why don’t we wait to see if Pioli’s gamble pays off before we lynch him, because you know if it does you’ll be calling him a god. I also hear Haley hasn’t given Cassel the opportunity to succeed. Hold on a sec weren’t you the same guys that just said that the O-line isn’t giving Cassel enough time and is probably going to get him killed.
Make up your mind people. Is the O-line more detrimental to Cassel or is Haley? Could it be that maybe Haley doesn’t give more to Cassel is because that he has no faith in the O-line yet? No that would make too much since. I know we are all frustrated that we can’t win a game, but do we really need to start blaming people for what’s wrong before the season is even done.
A lot can changes can happen between now and then, so let’s hold off on the fire and pitchforks until the front office actually fails us.