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  1. 2017 Pro Bowlers, All Pros and other Titan Awards

    Thats crazy...you can't do a custom AFC Jersey? Im glad he got honored at the end of the game...nice to see him get highlighted hes really deserved it.
  2. Mike Vrabel Hired As Head Coach

    I think he said he "can make the call" and he drove that point home by saying if he wants to blitz with the game on the line he will. I think he just wants people to know hes going to do his thing regardless of how people feel about it. I dont think he necessarily wants to make the call. If it was me I might start out making occasional calls here and there just to get the dynamic more to the point but once my coordinators figured out where I was going with it I wouldn't make calls unless it was something unique like a onside kick or 4th down conversion etc. The calls are really irrelevant...I mean he shouldn't be calling all the plays. Theres no point...theres a gameplan and a playbook and why the hell does he need to call plays. How can he be doing his job if hes calling plays...you can't script plays on defense. There are tons of guys out there to be your defensive coordinators. You can scour the collegiate level for a guy who did a solid job calling plays. They're out there...he might even be able to get a good feel for their style...you just have to be willing to watch the film.
  3. Mike Vrabel Hired As Head Coach

    No the problem will be interior oline...but just having teams not know what we are doing on offense will do wonders for us.
  4. Mike Vrabel Hired As Head Coach

    They must have really based all of this on how well we did in KC running out of shotgun. I understand people saying Henry doesn't fit that system..but I if you cant run out of shotgun it doesnt matter how well you can block or catch...and DeMarco couldn't...but DHenry on the other hand has shown he can...run out of shotgun.
  5. Mike Vrabel Hired As Head Coach

    The only thing that concerns me is in the Chip Kelly offense DeMarco struggled...and now we are going to more of that style...running out of shotgun etc...I think Henry can handle it...but I just dont think our interior oline is good enough to ask them to run block out of shotgun.
  6. Mike Vrabel Hired As Head Coach

    So they are either really confident Mariota will succeed in a more Oregon friendly type of system...or they are at the point where they may want to move on at some point and this is them doing everything they can for him...trying to do right by him for being a good leader and competitor and a good image. Honestly it could be a little bit of both. That may have been the disagreement over Mularkey...how Oregon friendly they got...its no coincidence we saw them use Mariota in the no-huddle calling plays...and then we hear talk of an extension...than we get the NE disaster and he is fired. If Vrabel went into his interview with this plan in mind...and JRob was thoroughly impressed by what he heard it starts to make more sense.
  7. Mike Vrabel Hired As Head Coach

    100% theres more to it...it could just be networking...he will get several coaches from college so he might want to touch base with several coaches at that level...theres guys who dont intend to make the jump into the nfl and some guys do...they probably have meetings like this all the time so they can find out which coaches want to join his staff...he can pick and choose a guy he really likes.
  8. Mike Vrabel Hired As Head Coach

    I must be confusing him with another former player...
  9. Mike Vrabel Hired As Head Coach

    I dont know its fair to say he blew them away if you only interview 3 guys...its not saying much...I mean he did well in his interview thats good but I feel like my guy (Frank Reich) could have blown them away if given the opportunity. If hes the perfect match hes the perfect match...I get that part of it...but you could have at least made it interesting in my mind. I like him as a candidate...I think theres a reason hes been getting all these interviews... Am I high or has his name been out there for like 2-3 years as a potential Head Coach?
  10. Curious Case of Mike Mularkey

    I dont know man theres more to it than just the 9-7 and a playoff win...theres Jon Robinson being a solid GM so far...A big part of it is control. Jon Robinson not in danger of losing his job or having his role diminished. So for a guy like McDaniels who most likely wanted to go to Indianapolis because their GM is basically just a "figurehead" at this point...he will have more control. Which actually works out good for us because even though hes a good coach...as the guy calling all the shots I think he is a little too wild for my taste. At least I know thats how people in Denver felt about him when he was there. I thought for us in a strictly coaching role McD could improve our offense and have success but I think in Indianapolis it will be similar to how it went in Denver. Im not familiar with Detroit or the Giants GM situations moving forward and how much control Patricia and Shurmur have in those towns but I doubt they have a trusted GM like we do in Jon Robinson. if we are talking strictly about results we had pretty high marks this season and Mularkey was still fired. I dont think a coach coming in here going 7-9 but having a top 10 offense will make people happy. At least I hope it wouldn't. And Im not saying that like its a bad thing I actually think it works better in our favor...high expectations are good in general. And I only meant that the top tier coaching names wouldn't want to come here...guys like Gruden, Patricia, and McDaniels. I think all the other candidates dont care about that and will be happy to come here. Tennessee is a great franchise and city to coach in...its got a decent fanbase and the media isn't as problematic as it is in other cities. To be honest I wasn't that crazy about Patricia and Shurmur...I was intrigued by McD working with Jon Robinson but its not keeping me up at nights that he is going to go to Indianapolis. I really want Frank Reich...but Im sure there are plenty of guys out there that would be great. To be honest I know teams kind of rush in to picking a name because they want to get a head start on the competition but I think theres also benefit to taking your time to do your research and find that diamond in the rough who you are absolutely positive was the right choice. Two different schools of thought but both I think have advantages and disadvantages.
  11. Curious Case of Mike Mularkey

    Not many guys are going to want to come here if given other opportunities....the only way before was with New England and the Jon Robinson connection....but that turned out not to be true. The facts are expectations are going to be extremely high in those 1st two seasons...no real opportunity to build anything long term if your not able to deliver immediate success...sure the team has a solid core but players come and go. I really want Frank Reich...if we are serious about helping Mariota he seems like the guy.
  12. Curious Case of Mike Mularkey

    I agree with this to some extent...but the part about us playing with a lead...every time we got a lead this year the defense gave up a TD. Their was also the problem of predictable playcalling...specifically...2 runs and a pass on 3rd and long. Mariota doing the math and realizing he needs to make a play and throws a pick at the worst possible time. It could have been and most likely was Robiskies fault...but it also could have been Mularkey being stubborn...so either way it falls on Mularkey
  13. Mularkey Fired

    FRANK REICH...how can we not offer the job to Frank. I liked Frank before this Eagles team went on a run. Hes familiar with the position of QB and offense in general...and he also has many areas to pull coaches in...
  14. The play Henry bounced to the outside he literally had no other choice...they were all over that play. Playcalling was atrocious...but either way our O-line needs to improve bottom line. Its been the one thing all year our success hinges on. I see the merit in drafting a RB but thats only because I see a team like the Eagles with 4 RBs Ajayi, Blount, Clement, Smallwood. Clement would be there 3rd RB...and the guys been out there making plays all year for them. We have Fluellen. Dont really know much about him because we never use him.
  15. If it genuinely was his quad I am wrong...if its the same hamstring...either way its a long season your bound to get banged up...thats not what cost us the game.