You are being very optimistic LLA.
Let's hope you are correct.
The Wilson vs Carroll debate is over. We lost. Carroll is the guy we got.
We just have hope that the wheels have not fallen off Carroll.
This looks like a poorly coached team to me, but this is preseason. It worries me that Carroll tends to try to win these.
We will see next week.
But so far, everything some of us have been worried about, and pounding the table to try to avoid - is seemingly happening. Almost note for note.
I would rather you be right than me.
Something tells me the if Jody chose Russ they would have would have lost like 80% of the team operations plus coaching staff and it would have divided the locker room apart big time, civil war status where some players would move on or asked to be released or traded especially with cap restrictions and then Russ would eventually flaunt his power to remove all the other players that don’t fall into his line.
But more importantly Jody with having little experience running a NFL team would be forced to filter every decision through Russ on top of extending Russ to whatever contract he wanted.
That timeline doesn’t look that much prettier at least this one gives you an opportunity to field a quality roster in 2-3 years rebooting the roster with younger, cheaper, more controllable players.