Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Why is Dave Wannstedt still employed?

by Steve Janis

The bye week has passed for the Buffalo Bills and other than the range of motion of Mario Williams supposed injured wrist nothing has changed down at OBD.  After a disgraceful L at home to the lowly Tennessee Titans, after a 3-4 start and one of the worst defenses in NFL history through seven games, the Bills defensive coordinator Dave Wannstedt is still gainfully employed. WTF?

Rushing Defense 32nd 176.9 yards allowed per game
Passing Defense 22nd 247.3 yards allowed per game
Team Defense 31st 424.1 yards allowed per game

This is the first year as d-coordinator for ol' Stachstedt taking over a team that has drafted defense in the first round back to back years and made a splash signing Mario Williams and Mark Anderson in free agency.  He is taking over a defense ranked 28th against the run, 19th in pass defense and 26th in team defense.

Ol' 'stache has some how (through 7 games) made the team worse in all three statistical categories from 2011 to '12.  How is that even possible?  Did even one person think that this team would drop in every single ranking on defense before the season started?

What are the reasons for not making a change? Continuity, another new defense making things worse, who would take over, because coaches don't like to fire other coaches.  Yadda Yadda.  Who gives a shit about continuity the guy has been in charge seven weeks and clearly demonstrates he is lost.  The guy behind him wouldn't change things all that much and clearly couldn't be worse.

As for coaches not liking to fire other coaches especially mid season (as some sort of BS unwritten rule) who cares?!  There is zero chance Dave Wannstedt will be hired again ever in the NFL and especially at defensive coordinator.

Just listen to Jason Cole from our sister station on WGR550 "Dave is probably one of the worst coaches I have ever seen who rose to that level.  There are a lot of bad position coaches that are not very good... Dave is just very unimaginative very uninspiring guy...  He has no ability to make guys play harder, very unimaginative, very uninspiring.. He has made more money from his associating with Jimmy Johnson than anyone should have"  He paints him as a joke and is just not capable of leading people.  Ouch.

The bye week would have been the best time to make a change.  The season is going down in flames and is only going to get worse.  Cue up Axle Rose cause it is timeeee to dieeeeeee.


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