Childress shouldn’t get a second chance
Yeah, he is no longer with the team but this is a good one...
Childress proved the Peter Principle at the NFL level, rising through the ranks to a level that ultimately was above his head. Childress is less deserving of another shot than Super Bowl-winner Brian Billick, two-time NFC finalist Dennis Green, or even NFC champion Jim Fassel.
10-31-2011, 08:46 PM #2
It's wrong. 2 Division Titles, a trip to the NFC championship in 5 years is not a terrible resume.
Here is another head coaches first 5 years...
But I'm sure William Stephen Belichick didn't deserve another chance either.
10-31-2011, 11:30 PM #4
11-01-2011, 12:19 AM #5
First, the two Divison Titles were courtesy of Gus Frerotte and Brett Favre - both of whom won despite Chiller.
Further, the article lists a few of the more egregious errors Chiller made, but only touches on the fact that the lack of critical depth we are currently laboring with is the direct result of Chiller's talent acquisition abilities.
As I've stated numerous times before, touting his win-loss record alone as validation of him as a coach is empty. Look at what else was happening in the Division. In '08, we were the beneficiaries of Chicago and Green Bay melting down. In '09, it was Favre.
Chiller is a poor HC. He was a poor OC as well as Andy Reid called all the plays in Philly, and Barry Alveraz called all the plays at Wisconsin.
That said, I would LOVE for Chiller to get the job in Chicago if Lovie gets fired...
...because I know that the Bears would suck balls the entire time he was there.
11-01-2011, 01:44 AM #6Coordinator
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In general terms, I'm all in favor of giving anyone a second chance. If some team out there is desperate enough for a new HC and can't see that there are so many better candidates out there, then let them hire him.
As a Head Coach, your record is never really your own. Like Quarterbacks, they get too much of the credit as well as too much of the blame. But there are some very telling things that Childress did (or didn't do) that just scream of incompetence and, IMO general immaturity. Public flareups with players, vast overreactions, poor clock management... the lost goes on and on.
If at some point he shows that he has matured as a person, then maybe he might do the same as a Coach. But until I see it, I would not be offering him a job.
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11-01-2011, 04:23 AM #7
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11-01-2011, 08:08 AM #8
Who cares if he gets another HC job on another team. I would welcome it. Especially if we play that team during the year. It's one less team we would need to worry about.
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11-01-2011, 08:58 AM #9