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RI: Something to chew on (Mariucci speculation) (Update: Interview Wednesday)

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Old 01-28-2008, 12:41 PM   #61
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Re: RI: Something to chew on (Mariucci speculation)

I don't agree with it, but I would be ok with him too. He and Vinny know each other from SF. He and Zorn run the same offense. But jeez, is our next HC going to have any control over anything? I mean what HC takes a job where he has no say over his assistants?
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Old 01-28-2008, 12:49 PM   #62
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I don't agree with it, but I would be ok with him too. He and Vinny know each other from SF. He and Zorn run the same offense. But jeez, is our next HC going to have any control over anything? I mean what HC takes a job where he has no say over his assistants?
Wade Phillips.. 13 wins later do you think his feelings are hurt?

The HC is going to have control over a lot of things. The overall tone and tenor of the team.. The discipline and cohesiveness of the team. The weekly game plans and strategy. The HC will have plenty of say, power and influence on the players and coaches, even if he didn't personally hire them.
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mods - can we add a "If it means no Fassel" selection?
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I don't agree with it, but I would be ok with him too. He and Vinny know each other from SF. He and Zorn run the same offense. But jeez, is our next HC going to have any control over anything? I mean what HC takes a job where he has no say over his assistants?
He could've had input from the beginning. The Zorn hire seems like it was a safe bet for Fassel, GW or Mooch in the event that any of them were hired. Defense isn't as much his thing & the D is in good shape. I think the real question is how much long term decision making will the coach have.

Mooch last worked for Matt Millen, he might see danny & vinny as a sight for sore eyes! It will be interesting to see whoever our new head coach is, come draft time & how much input he will have w/personel decisions. Vinny's promotion doesn't necessarily mean much in terms of the power structure, at least we don't know yet if it does. Since danny said he'd keep things the same, I would expect he & vinny to still be heavily involved in drafting & acquiring free agents.
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Re: RI: Something to chew on (Mariucci speculation)

id be happy with mooch or fassel, as long as the head coaches offensive/defensive philosophy (whichever we choose) matches with that respective coordinator. i do want an experienced head coach and not a coordinator with no nfl head coaching experience.
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Old 01-28-2008, 01:07 PM   #66
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Wade Phillips.. 13 wins later do you think his feelings are hurt?

The HC is going to have control over a lot of things. The overall tone and tenor of the team.. The discipline and cohesiveness of the team. The weekly game plans and strategy. The HC will have plenty of say, power and influence on the players and coaches, even if he didn't personally hire them.
Phillips is in a bad situation. Jason G. is making the same $ if not more than Phillips. He knows that his job is not secure cause they have the coach in waiting calling plays. Makes no sense to me.
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Mooch got run outta San Fran by TO and landed in a black hole called Detroit. He's a good coach, he works well with Cerrato, and Zorn is a perfect OC for him. I'd take Mariucci.
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Mooch got run outta San Fran by TO and landed in a black hole called Detroit. He's a good coach, he works well with Cerrato, and Zorn is a perfect OC for him. I'd take Mariucci.
Exactly. People haven't brought up the TO factor. How much would he love to stick it to that windbag 2 times a year (or try to at least). Not only am I all for Mooch, I'd use the word "genius" for the smoke and mirrors Danny has done in assembling the staff while his choice finished other obligations.
The only reason why it won't happen? Too smart and would result in a SB trophy.
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Wade Phillips.. 13 wins later do you think his feelings are hurt?

The HC is going to have control over a lot of things. The overall tone and tenor of the team.. The discipline and cohesiveness of the team. The weekly game plans and strategy. The HC will have plenty of say, power and influence on the players and coaches, even if he didn't personally hire them.
Cowboys players wanted the tuna out so Wade had an easier transition with the players then the coach in DC will. The skins players were very much behind Gibbs & GW...the cowboys players almost had a party when the tuna retired.
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For those of you that say it will be tough for any coach to follow Joe Gibbs, All I have to say is "What's to follow?" Gibbs took the team to 2 playoff apparences, but had a losing record, and was too conservative and predictable. Mooch is crazy! I like crazy. Be unpredicatable, be crazy, go for it on 4th down, be exciting. The idea of Mooch is much more palitable than Fossel, oh, sorry Fassell!
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For those of you that say it will be tough for any coach to follow Joe Gibbs, All I have to say is "What's to follow?" Gibbs took the team to 2 playoff apparences, but had a losing record, and was too conservative and predictable. Mooch is crazy! I like crazy. Be unpredicatable, be crazy, go for it on 4th down, be exciting. The idea of Mooch is much more palitable than Fossel, oh, sorry Fassell!
It's spelled 'Fassel'.

And it's spelled 'Fossil'.
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For those of you that say it will be tough for any coach to follow Joe Gibbs, All I have to say is "What's to follow?" Gibbs took the team to 2 playoff apparences, but had a losing record, and was too conservative and predictable. Mooch is crazy! I like crazy. Be unpredicatable, be crazy, go for it on 4th down, be exciting. The idea of Mooch is much more palitable than Fossel, oh, sorry Fassell!

Gibbs basically had the undying support of 99% of Redskins fans. So while there may not be a ton of pressure in terms of w/l, the spectre of Joe Gibbs and what he means to this franchise is a lot to contend with.
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It's spelled 'Fassel'.

And it's spelled 'Fossil'.
I was going to, but I didn't want to be a dick. Now I wish I had. Well done. LOL.
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I was typing fast, his name is Fassel, he is a Fossil and if he gets the job we will all be Fussing! Especially since it seems like the Mooch idea has built up some steam. Just read the Insider's post. Mooch makes since, because Snyder can't announce anything until after the SuperBowl and the Mooch's contract is up. He could have announced Fassel by now, BUT he hasn't, WHY NOT, because Mooch is the guy!
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I was typing fast, his name is Fassel, he is a Fossil and if he gets the job we will all be Fussing! Especially since it seems like the Mooch idea has built up some steam. Just read the Insider's post. Mooch makes since, because Snyder can't announce anything until after the SuperBowl and the Mooch's contract is up. He could have announced Fassel by now, BUT he hasn't, WHY NOT, because Mooch is the guy!
What bearing does a TV contract have on a NFL position? There's no tampering with networks, is there?
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