Alright, its time to face it. We're not winning the Super Bowl this year. After a great effort against N.O. that created some hope in the Carolinas, its time to give it up. As we seen against Arizona, N.O. isnt the same without a running game and the D getting several takeaways a game. (which could change with Thomas, Bush, and D. Sharper returning with the coming weeks) But the team we played def. wasnt the same SB champs that we've seen before.
When I watched the Panthers play the Bears I lost all hope. Minus the 2 runs from Forte the D played great. Yeah they we're responsible fro 14 pts. But almost any other teasm in the NFL could overcome that with 4 ints. So the D made up for it with their forced TOs in my mind. We had great field position on almost all of the ints, and should have atleast came up with 3 on most of those. We are top in the league (or top 5) in forced TOs, but have nothing....thats NOTHING..to show for it. Come on' man!!!!!!!
So my question to you is, "Would you rather lose out and get a top 5 pick in next years draft, than to try and salavge this year?" Even if we go on a roll like last year and end up 8-8, or hell even 9-7 and sneak in the playoffa some how, it's not like we're going anywhere except down the draft board. We couldnt face any opponent without being out-classed based on experiance alone.
So as hard as it is I say lose out , get a new O-Coordinator, promote Ron Meeks as Head Coach and try to bring in a aggressive D Coordinator who runs Meeks system and start over. I love Foxy, dont get me wrong and everyone in the NFL knows he's a great coach, but I believe he's lost the locker room. I blame most of this on him being so loyal to Delhomme when everyone wanted him pulled. Once you lose your players faith, then it doesnt matter how great of a coach you are its pointless. Let Meeks, someone who has more fire, and more outspoken take over. He's doe a great job with our D considering the youth of our D and how quickly he coached them up on his Tampa 2 system.