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What is with the name change? Is Simms2Clayton05 not doing it for you anymore.
1. Letting Lynch and Sapp go. That was the GM not the HC2. Not spending enough attention on defense.maybe, but again this seems more like a GM problem.3. Putting Gradkowski in as a rookie. I would say, being in a postion where Grads was the only viable option was a huge mistake by both Gruden and Allen4. Making Simms the starter. declaring him undisputed starter and not looking at other available FA vets was another huge mistake5. Drafting (or is that the scouts)again that's GM not HC, just ask Adams, Black, Sabby etc. Gruden wanted CJ6. Signing bad free agents. again GM7. other ( what do you think he has done the worst in tampa.)I want honest opinions on this. No Gruden lovers or hater opinions on this thread. Full thought out replies. go at it.
Quote from: m~j~s on September 05, 2007, 02:16:39 PMWhat is with the name change? Is Simms2Clayton05 not doing it for you anymore.time for a change. I mean would you keep that name?
The media and fans didn't just start going crazy when Gradkowski came in. Gruden's biggest mistake in Tampa was coming after Coach Dungy.
Quote from: Illuminator on September 05, 2007, 01:11:45 PMThe media and fans didn't just start going crazy when Gradkowski came in. Gruden's biggest mistake in Tampa was coming after Coach Dungy.Yep. And that list of what mistakes he made doesn't seem to cover items he's actually responsible for.
Cool. You did a good job of that. If I'm going to talk about Gruden mistakes I'm a lot more prone to talk about his work as the ocord. His game day coaching has often left much to be desired imo.
His mistake was in not getting a good QB. He's had too much faith in mediocre-at-best guys like Greise, Simms, and Grads. Had he sucked it up earlier and drafted or gone all out in FA after a guy with a proven history, we wouldn't be discussing any of the other issues. Poor QBs have doomed this offense ever since Johnson's arm fell off. Had he gone after Garcia harder 3 years ago, or sold out to get Brees, or even drafted a QB on day one (might have backfired, but a better risk than others) we would be talking about a much better team. We would have had a much better record the last 3 years, and Gruden wouldn't be on the seat.The other reasons listed just arent really that valid. His drafting can't be judged yet, but we should all be pleased that it at least looks better than what was done from 99-03, The defense HAD to be skimped on because it was already overloaded, Grads looked a lot better than Rattay and people overestimate Rattay's effectiveness -- at best 1 or 2 more wins, and just as possible a worse record. Making Simms the starter was a mistake in that he didn't go after someone else, not that Simms wasn't the best guy that TC, FA hasn't been great, but the sample size is really small and the amount of space excluded the highest end guys. It just all comes back to the QB spot. Nobody has stepped up since Brad left. The best we had was Greise, and thats not a good sign.
Quote from: Rowdie on September 05, 2007, 02:44:06 PMCool. You did a good job of that. If I'm going to talk about Gruden mistakes I'm a lot more prone to talk about his work as the ocord. His game day coaching has often left much to be desired imo. I have mixed reviews about grudens game day coaching. There are games where he calls a good game and there are games where he doesnt do his best. You can say that about alot of the head coaches in this league though.