So, I want to say I wasn't slamming Stafford when saying he could be gone at the end of this season. He's a polarizing dude in Detroit, both sides are a bit too over zealous in how they feel about him. Anyway, I understand the contact, it's the nature of the NFL now and Meacon is right that there weren't any viable alternatives. The reason I say he could be gone is I could see Patricia and Quin using him as their excuse to buy more time if this season really blows up in their face. I already believe that Jim Bob Cooter is gone if the offense continues to sputter.
A lot of the problems on offense fall squarely on Cooter and his play calling. Here is a great example, it's 1st and Goal with about 45-55 seconds and two timeouts. Great time to try and run especially with boasting you want to emphasize the run game. Instead you pass, and then run it with Theo Riddick? Why? Why did you draft Kerryon Johnson and sign LaGerrete Blount only to hand the ball off to your third down back that is a pass catching specialist (and has shown that while not a terrible runner, he should really not be getting too many carries). There is also the problem of the Jets defense knowing our signals, that's pretty fucking bad.
Cooter isn't the only problem though. The defense is bad, and a lot of Quin's draft picks are looking rough. Speaking of, Taylor Decker isn't hurt Meacon, he was hurt last season for eight games. TJ Lang is hurt, he left the game and didn't return, he was a free agent signing that looks to be injury prone.
Anyway, the coaching staff in general doesn't look good right now. Every phase of our team was an utter failure, and the concerning thing is that these guys didn't look this atrocious under Caldwell. There are still a lot of players from Caldwell's tenure that didn't look so bad under him and Austin (defensive coordinator). My fear here is that the talent has always been mediocre but Caldwell and Austin actually knew how to get the most out of them. The concern of course is that Quin is pretty much incompetent when it comes to his personnel decisions which is odd since his first draft class had a good showing in their rookie year. What the hell happened there?
And no Stafford is certainly not the problem. He's a concern with how bad he came out, but a lot of people think he really just looked off, like hurt or disengaged. Not really his style, he has his flaws but I'd never question his character or effort. He did had three TD passes dropped by the Marvin and TJ Jones, they would have been great catches no doubt, but they were passes that guys of their caliber should come down with. The running game never got going, and the one guy that did show some flash (Kerryon Johnson) they inexplicably stopped using (typical Cooter). The TE's were non-existent, and the OLine was pretty fucking rough in their own right.
The defense, nothing to see here. Just awful.