Re: GAME DAY THREAD: Lions vs. Texans (Thanksgiving Day)
Schwartz has made his fair share of mistakes but no coach is perfect. Give him 5-6 years to see how he grows. BB wasn't a coaching genius off the bat with Cleveland. It took years for Cowher to win and the same for Landry. I think part of the lions problem has been stability. I think for the most part their draft picks have been good. They have made some mistakes but who hasn't. Belicheck has made a ton of bad draft choices but he gets passes. The only coaches that may be available that I'd want over Schwartz are Peyton and Cowher. If you can't get them stay the course. @wjb you said that a team may want to hurry on a 2pt conversion. The scoring team has to let the defense get their personnel in. You can't have a surprise 2pt unless its a fake fg.
After a TD you have to allow the D to substitute? I didn't know that, but it does make sense.
Cowher, and Brian Billick, would both be upgrades that could take us to a SB, IMO. I think Gruden and Jim Fossil would both be upgrades, but I don't think they have SB possibilities in them.
Belicheck may have had issues in Cleavland, but they weren't discipline issues. His scheme/approach to coaching/and game management may not have been what they area now, but all coaches can grow. IMO Belicheck always had the personality to coach, Schwartz doesn't. I know that people can change, but IMO Schwartz's personality doesn't have what it takes to be a HC. He comes off as a petty school yard bully chump to me. The fact that he has an ankle tattoo is about all I need to know about the guy...