Recent content by Rick Burlesons Yam Bag

  1. Rick Burlesons Yam Bag

    2016 NFL Coaching Carousel

    Or you have such a hardon to prove that Josh McDaniels turned down the gig that you don't want to/aren't able to follow along with the conversation.
  2. Rick Burlesons Yam Bag

    2016 NFL Coaching Carousel

    My point was that everyone is lauding Gase as being a great coach. He may be, but it has been one season and Tony Sparano was considered a genius after one season, as was Wannstedt, as was Jimmy Johnson, etc. The job seems to be hard to do well for a long duration.
  3. Rick Burlesons Yam Bag

    2016 NFL Coaching Carousel

    OK, let's start at the beginning here. First off, both Nolan and Singletary are great examples of "hiring the hot coordinator who everybody thought would be awesome." Nolan was the big ticket coordinator that everyone wanted when they hired him. His dad was a former head coach, he was...
  4. Rick Burlesons Yam Bag

    2016 NFL Coaching Carousel

    Mariucci did a great job with the Lions.
  5. Rick Burlesons Yam Bag

    2016 NFL Coaching Carousel

    I don't disagree that the buck stops at the owner, and the owner, by putting faith in Baalke, made a huge mistake. But his mistake was Baalke and the Baalke journey. Even Gase......doesn't every Miami coach look good in their first year? I don't know, and I certainly wouldn't bet the ranch...
  6. Rick Burlesons Yam Bag

    2016 NFL Coaching Carousel

    Wow, like half a dozen people? Man, thanks for that info. That is belief changing.
  7. Rick Burlesons Yam Bag

    2016 NFL Coaching Carousel

    There is no doubt that he backed the wrong guy in the Baalke/Harbaugh, but Gase has said repeatedly that it was Baalke who pushed him away from the job, not York. You have assumed that everyone under the sun had pulled out, but let's be honest, there is no evidence for that and I am always...
  8. Rick Burlesons Yam Bag

    2016 NFL Coaching Carousel

    Wait. I get that beating up York is fun, but let's relax on "bottom five owner" stuff. The guy put his faith in Baalke, which ended up being a huge miss. Outside of that he has come within one play of a Super Bowl and has done the same shit a lot of owners do early in their ownership. He...
  9. Rick Burlesons Yam Bag

    2016 NFL Coaching Carousel

    I'm still not convinced that anyone has figured out what makes a good coach or a good GM. Pete Carroll was considered a mediocre coach in NE and NYJ. He has been nothing short of a genius at USC and Seattle both. Bill Belichick was considered a debacle in Cleveland (this is a recurring...
  10. Rick Burlesons Yam Bag

    2016 NFL Coaching Carousel

    There are instances of it working and instances of it not working. Elway and Newsome are examples of guys who have been pretty darned good GMs who were not all that experienced walking into the job (Newsome did a lot of work for the Browns and Ravens in various non-GM roles, but was considered...
  11. Rick Burlesons Yam Bag

    Michigan Football 2016: I-Rashan-al

    Blah blah blah this isn't V&N....whatever. Michigan refusing to share immigration records today is as ballsy and as American a move as I can imagine. I could not possibly have more respect for the University than I do now. It's your thread so I won't come back in, but you guys have a legit...
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    The Raiders relocation thread (3/27 viva Las Vegas Raiders!!!)

    It oils not shock me if the league couldn't get thousands of people to pay $1,000 for the right to enter a lottery to pay that $1 on behalf of the team.