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  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...
  12. Rick Burlesons Yam Bag

    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.
  13. Rick Burlesons Yam Bag

    Hosting a Super Bowl Party

    No, I wasn't there that night, but I was at probably.....a dozen?....games at the Riv that season, including a few of the playoff games that started early. I can't really answer your questions about attending games in person. Generally there is a respect in stadium shown to fans of other teams...
  14. Rick Burlesons Yam Bag

    Hosting a Super Bowl Party

    It depends on the people. When the Eagles lost to the Buccaneers in the 2003 NFC Championship game I sat in my car in the Vet parking lot for over an hour. Car wasn't on, I just sat there unable to process anything. Same after the Boone HR game. I can't imagine that I could have handled...
  15. Rick Burlesons Yam Bag

    The sixers and building a winner

    You can't look at it like that. You have to look at it as the team being what it is (going 2 for 2 on the road on back to back nights without Embiid makes me realize that I have no idea what the team is, but let's table that for now) with Ben Simmons about to hop into the roster, and with, at...
  16. Rick Burlesons Yam Bag

    Hosting a Super Bowl Party

    You and Glennhoffmania should get together and plan a Super Bowl party playdate.
  17. Rick Burlesons Yam Bag

    Hosting a Super Bowl Party

    A ton to talk about here, but I would like to focus on only two pieces if I may: 1) I am very sorry about the two divorces, but would you mind to expand just a touch on the night in jail? I'll hang up and listen. 2) I will respectfully disagree on the Giants being lucky. The game was razor...