2. Nolan's history with the team really means nothing when only 2 players remain with the team who were here when Nolan was.
3. Other than when a new staff has been hired with a new HC (and,even then, not always), the team has always promoted from within when replacing a coordinator. That predates Harbaugh.
Oh, and most HC's are just as loyal as Harbaugh.
I am wondering if Ozzie and Bisciotti are to the point where they tell Harbaugh to make some changes, or his job is on the line. Did the Ravens just extend Harbaugh's contract?
Pees isn't close to the problem this defense has.
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Regarding Pees...I understand why they went with him, but I thought Ted Monachino would be the better choice. Young, hungry, and aggressive.
Forget Mattison, forget Cam--if there's one hire that looks for all the world like pure nepotism, it's Moeller. He needs to be gone, yesterday if possible.
How many times do we have to hear the news conference were the Ravens reiterate how much Ray Rice means to the offense and how they need to keep him involved...blah blah blah and then we end up having the same dog and pony show all over again when Ray has another game were he just disappears from the game plan. Its plain goofy. Maybe I am to harsh, it just seems silly that we have the same rant about 3-4 a season were we have to go off about how Ray Rice was just not utilized as he should be. Thats a big problem IMO and worthy of discussion.
Like to clear up a misconception here. Dean Pees should not get a pass on the state of the Ravens' D. During the last 2 years as New England's D coordinator, Pees was unpopular because his defenses were deemed too soft. Soft as in missed and arm tackling, Linebackers failing to plug gaps, D line getting blown off the ball, etc. Sound familiar? Granted, the N.E defense was in a state of flux during Pees' last two years with seasoned vets retiring or moving on and lesser talent moving in, however; the lack of fundamental skills angered the Patriot fan base and Pees took himself out of the N.E. equation. As a Raven fan, I recall New England signing the versatile former Raven Adalious Thomas who under Pees fell flat on his face because a stubborn Pees insisted Thomas was to be used strictly as a LB. Stubborn, sound familiar?
So let's say we finish the season 10-6, make the playoffs and lose in the first round. Everyone on here gets their way and we completely clean house. Next year the team gets off to a 0-5 start with a whole new regime of coaches. What would be said then??
There's a reason this team has made the playoffs for 4, going on 5 years in a row, and its not as simple as "we have better talent than the rest of the NFL" I hate to break it to you, but every team in the NFL has world class talent.