Re: Marty Fired!!!!
This is a move that may work out in the long run, but I dont see this being any part of a 'strategy'.
You have to wonder where the players minds are on this - its one thing to lose a top coach when its expected (some Steeler players are struggling to adjust) but its another to lose the guy out of the blue like this.
I wonder if any of their top names will demand a move to another franchise?
They need a defensive co-ord and HC who will utilise the same 3-4 that SD run last year - I cannot imagine that you would turn your back on a system that your players turned into a 14-2 season.
The fans must be sick.
They've been great for a while now, three Super Bowls' worth of great. But only this season have the New England Patriots become The Show, the must-see team of stars, pretty boys and reformed bad boys. Suddenly, the Patriots are not simply great; they're compelling, fascinating, appearing to be almighty and a touch lawless.
The Patriots didn't bother with swagger to start this NFL season; they went straight to defiant. Either you're one of them or you're about to get crushed.