What will his job be?
What will his job be?
I hate to admit it, but I think the front office will give him 1 more year due to the massive amount of injuries. God I hope I'm wrong
I'm going to do what Richard Pryor wanted me to in "Brewster's Millions" and vote "None of the above".
Something tells me he might get a sympathetic call from Tater Country come January. If that doesn't happen, I will be shocked.
I was thinking patio door salesman, cause he knows screens better then anybody. :)
Really the only question left for this season, isn't it? Fact is, John Shaw is at a crossroads with Linehan. Does he take Rich Brooks Boulevard or Dick Vermeil Avenue?
Halfway (or thereabouts) through Brooks' 2nd campaign he was 9-16 (not unlike Linehan's 8-16). Shaw made a bold statement that Brooks had 7 games to turn it around. Brooks finished those 7 with a 4-3 record (granted those 4 wins came against the hapless Saints & Cons, but I digress), but Shaw's mind was made up by then, if not already by week 9. Brooks was gone.
At the same point in Vermeil's tenure, he was 7-17. However, this time Shaw took a more discreet approach. No more half-a-season evaluations, but a commitment to a 3rd year. Enter stage right a Sundevil offensive genius, a Colt malcontent, a Wolfpack rookie, and an Barnstormer stockboy......and voila.....Lombardi trophy.
So which way does Shaw go? I'm betting on a stroll down Vermeil Avenue.......but that's just me.
I tried to vote for 2 of the selections. Poll only allows 1 vote.
1. Coaching the RAMS
2. Hunting down slop MEMBERS (Av, Linehan has your cell phone number):)
Speaking of SLOP, I'd like to be the first to give AV (in my mind) well-deserved props for not posting any "I told you so's" after roughly half the board basically ended up concurring with him in his assessment of Linehan.
Personally, I've gone from a 100% supporter to about a 60-40 in favor of retaining him.
I still think he warrants a third year, (given the injuries, and the fact that we probably lost three games by players just flat screwing up), but am really puzzled by some of his personnel evaluations and decisions.
...and banging Leonard TWICE (or was it THRICE?) into the same block wall on critical short yardage situations. Still pisses me off.
Anyway AV - you called it.
I voted none of the above, but not really sure. In my mind there is really no way we can win 3 games with this offensive line, they flat out suck. If Barron is our best lineman going into the remaining 8 games things leak bleak. Too many injuries in some pretty important positions have caused this train wreck of a season. Linehan's halftime adjustments only made things worse. But really, what is there to adjust to when you have third stringers in at starting key positions ?? Bottom line for me is this year is just a bad year with extremely bad karma for this team. Next year, ( if Linehan is still here), would be his true second season as our HC. When you have some veterans on this team, at 0-8, playing through injuries, ( Bulger, Little, Holt, Bennett ), then Linehan has not LOST the team, or they would gracefully bow out, and look forward to next year.
We will never know what this offensive line would have done if everyone had stayed healthy.
Maineram - :\
I gave Linehan time and it wasn't until the Cleveland loss that I determined that Linehan has no future with the Rams. The truth is many good coordinators don't make good Head Coaches.
This guy simply cannot be brought back next year. I predict he'll be fired 5 minutes after the last game.
I think he'll most likely retain a position within the Rams organization...