Okay this was just touched on by GC002 so sorry if this steps on your toes. If Mike Nolan will only stay if we make him a Head Coach let him walk. Why you ask? The guy is a DC Guru!! Plain and simple the best of the best at that, nothing to argue to it. If he becomes a HC he will no longer be able to spend the countless hours on the D.Where in my mind he is the most needed. If he becomes a HC he will have to master both, and as before he could not. Our team needs help, not as much as we all think , we had a ton of injury's this season and we are very young .I Think we need and OC for sure, maybe a Head Coach, I would give TS another year, but with a real OC that is not stuck in the 80's. I get ground and pound, but with a sub-par Oline you can not pull that off.
We need to hit the FA market this off-season for speed and O-Line help, we dont have alot of draft picks so the only place we will find this is in the FA market.
Cowher.... if Nolan wants to leave, fly to his house and bring him here, and throw as much cash at him as he wants. He gets the new game of this Era....Speed and Power wins Football games!!! If Nolan wants to stay, bring in a OC under 50 not scared to mix up play calling and stretch the field. Now if the 2 of them will work together then AWESOME, Make it happen. But honestly we need a OC!!!! period. And if TS was not just blowing smoke when that was brought up the other day, then he needs to be gone also.
We need to package some players for draft picks, we need as many as we can get to stay young for a long time.ie. New England Pansies. I would put Crowder, Henne,Smith, Hartline all up on the block. All these guys can be replaced very quick. No knock on them but they are a dime a dozen, but somebody out there is dumb enough to take them, Oakland Im looking at you.Thigpen for a year would not kill us, hell he would not be worse than where we are now.
So to sum it up im guessing what im trying to say is, Nolan PLEASE STAY... DAN HENNING PLEASE GO!!! TONY WAKE UP!!!
Happy Holidays and may this NEW YEAR bring 2 more studly O-Lineman, Speedster WR, a Hardhitting FS, a QB not scared to play a spread, and a RB with a second gear!!!!