AnAngryAmerican Posted December 27, 2022 Share Posted December 27, 2022 I was driving during the presser and listening to it on The Fan, here are my thoughts. -As I said, it was painful. Penner has no clue what he is doing, he's in as far over his head as the coach he just fired was. -George is in a lose-lose situation with the media; he took what I thought was professional accountability, saying the mess is all on him and he told the players exactly that yesterday. Then the radio guys blast him for saying that and, as has become accustomed on The Fan, they're complaining that he wasn't fired. My take was after listening to Greg Penner, I sure don't want him making a GM hire. -Penner said the new HC will report directly to him, stating that is the typical structure of a NFL operation. I can think of only a few coaches who out-rank or are on equal footing with their GM and they're all (except Mac) established winners - Belichick, Tomlin, Reid, Harbaugh, Carroll, Shanahan, Pederson, Rivera and McDaniels. Even McVay reports to Snead, who in turn reports to Kroenke. -Penner again reiterated he will lead the search along with Carrie and that Dr. Rice will be involved, citing her recent experience on the Stanford coaching search that followed Shaw's retirement. George will also be part of the search group but it is clear the final decision will be made by the Walmarts. -George and Greg both said that prior HC experience will not be a prerequisite; Klis has been saying since yesterday (don't know if he's changed his tune in the last 30 minutes) that he expects a prior HC to get the job and listed Payton, Harbaugh, Reich and Quinn. One of those (Payton) isn't happening, Harbaugh I would love and the other two I would hate. -As BF said, Evero is someone they want to interview. I'd wager he is a long shot given his limited experience and his ties to the losing culture here over the last few months. He also, as Hackett's best friend, is likely to be somewhat similar. I like Evero a lot and believe he will be a fine HC someday, I just don't think it will be here or next year. -George says Russ is fixable and they're committed to him for the long-term, blowing the (very slim even before he said that) chance we take the hit and move on. -Penner said the many considerations will be leadership qualities and building a culture. That was vague and perfunctory and I provides next to no insight. -All in all, I think this is the lowest the franchise has been, and yes that includes during the dark days of Mac, Vance and Vic and no ownership. I had little faith in the Walmarts before today and even less today. I think this franchise is heading for obscurity and a mediocre, retread hire like Dan Quinn or Frank Reich isn't going to change things. With the Maholmes and Reid in KC and Payton likely going to L.A. to team up with Herbert, we're looking at a future of battling the McRaiders for third place in the AFCW. Sad day. 1 Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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