[–]jamesbond0721 15 points16 points  (2 children)

Look, Tomsula didn't have a lot to work with, I agree. But it's the coaches job to make everyone better, that's why he's the HEAD coach.

He just isn't head coaching material. He had no awareness during the games. Every single time the camera panned over to him, he had that one look you got when your teacher caught you cheating--"I'm coaching, don't worry. You don't have to be suspicious. I know what i'm doing..."

[–]TheSaviorOfTurtles 1 point2 points  (0 children)

I completely agree. This was a tough position to be in, but literally nothing he did instilled confidence in me as a fan.

[–][deleted] 9 points10 points  (2 children)

I don't buy the set up to fail bit. I think they still could have had a losing record and he stayed but it just didn't look like he knew what he was doing.

[–]SirPsycho84 3 points4 points  (1 child)

I agree. It's like all those games where shit wasn't working, what does the head coach decide to do, the same shit. At least show that you're trying to make changes or something.

[–]astroK120 1 point2 points  (0 children)

It's like all those games where shit wasn't working, what does the head coach decide to do, the same shit.

Exactly. You could tell he learned from Harbaugh.

[–]Sugarblood83 6 points7 points  (0 children)

He just didn't have the experience to handle that situation.

[–]AbVag 4 points5 points  (0 children)

Not a myth. He did face an impossible job.

Also not a myth. He did the impossible and performed worse than expected.

Look. It was a given we'd have a losing season, but I think there's a difference between getting 5 wins and think "that was the best we can do with what we had" and getting 5 wins and think "how the hell did we get wins".

[–]VanGoHard 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I disagree that he didn't have coaching experience in his staff. Both Sparano and Mangini were both head coaches, which I assumed at the beginning of the season would help, but obviously didn't much.

[–]migs2k3 0 points1 point  (6 children)

This article makes a lot of leaps and assumptions. You totally lost all credibility when you say that Corey Lemonier is a player with talent. Carredine to this point has also been a bust. Hoping he turns it around as an OLB next year though.

[–]1annoli 0 points1 point  (5 children)

If you read the article you'll notice the author was paraphrasing Trent Dilfer regarding Lemonier and Carradine.

But you are correct regarding both players. Hopefully Carradine will be better at his actual position instead of a position that the organization (interesting that it was D Line under Tomsula, though) tried to force him into.

[–]migs2k3 0 points1 point  (4 children)

I know. But he is agreeing with him which therefore means he actually believes Lemonier can play and start in this league.

[–]1annoli 0 points1 point  (2 children)

Well he's wrong about Lemonier, thus far. That's for sure.

I feel that we haven't been allowed to see if Tank can live up to his projections due to his playing out of his natural position.

[–]migs2k3 0 points1 point  (1 child)

Agree, but I'm tempering expectations, especially if he can't drop into coverage and is solely a 3rd down OLB.

[–]1annoli 0 points1 point  (0 children)

As we all should.

I just feel he should be tried at his natural position. And since he hasn't had to be slapped upside the head (lookin at you Corey) he merits a shot at OLB. Since, as far as I know, we never looked at him there.

If he makes it great. If not then we move on.