As usual, some things were left out in the translation of what I said.
What I said was, right now, he looks like a dud -- unless things change, and I hope that he does. But unless something changes, he's a dud.
Why? Because he has no personality. And he has shown no personality with the team, either. Players go into meetings and come out of meetings and he head coach doesn't make much of an impression.
My point about the media is, he appears to be as dull with his players as he is with the media, and if that's the case, then it's not good.
No one said he should be fired.
No one said that he's hopeless.
No one said it couldn't change.
I was talking about the way things ARE RIGHT NOW.
As for the comment that I praised Linehan for giving up play calling (in Saturday's "Bits" ) but criticize him now.... once again: please put down the glue. What is it with some of you people where you seem to think we live in an all-or-nothing world? That everything is absolute? That a coach is either all bad, or all great?
Linehan did a good thing and an unselfish thing by giving up the play calling... I respect him for it.
But what the hell does that have to do with his team coming out Sunday and laying down like dogs against a 2-9 team?
Based on the bizarre logic of some here ... just because I like the fact that he gave up play calling, it means that I should approve of everything he does?
Based on this logic, it means that, if you like one column that I write, therefore you must like every column that I write. In other words, you can't say, those two columns were really good, but the latest one sucked.
How stupid would that be?
For those of you who think Linehan is Lombardi, Landry, etc. Well, good for you.