I have been thinking about this quite a bit. For the past few weeks I have thought and said that we need to stick it out and let Lovie build this team, but more recently I'm not so sure.Let's compare the Lovie situation to Schiano's. Schiano had a rough season last year. The MRSA outbreak hurt more than most want to admit. The QB that was forced on him imploded and forced the team to start a rookie that wasn't ready. The team ended the year with half the starters on IR. Despite the 0-8 start the team looked to be improving the second half of the season. All said and done Schiano was fired after going 4-12.Lovie has had better luck. No MRSA. He got to hand pick his QB. A few guys have been banged up, but overall Lovie's team has done well on the injury front. Lovie did have his OC go on IR, but it happened early enough in the season that adjustments could have been made.Being completely unbiased I'm not sure what record should allow Lovie to keep his job. I was one of the ones that really thought he would turn things around, but it looks like I was wrong. Does he deserve more time? I don't know. His history says he does, but the team on the field says otherwise.Unless I am mistaken Schiano signed a 3 year deal. That means after this season the Glazers are off the hook for him. Might make a change easier for them to stomach.
Nothing Lovie Smith has done this season indicates real improvement. He decided to overhaul a roster that was 4-12 only to more than likely win less games the way it's looking. We're last in defense, offense, and ST is abysmal. Completely screwed up the QB situation and free agency hasn't panned out either. I just can't point to one single thing he's done that gives us hope when we're more than likely going 1-15 to end the year. And for that alone he should be fired. I do find it interesting that national media gives Smith a pass with a 1-7 record based on his previous experience/resume. They hated Schiano and his ways and that jackass still won us more games with a better ranked defense.
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