Full disclosure, for a long time I was a big “in Bill we trust” guy, and why shouldn’t I have been? The Patriots did things differently than every other organization and they won a whole lot more championships than every other organization. There were a few glitches in the matrix here and there (Lawyer Milloy, Spygate, & Albert Haynesworth come to mind) but largely the system seemed to work exactly as intended. Then the Patriots parted ways with Tom Brady. I hated but understood the move when they made it except for one tiny problem… there was ZERO succession plan in place. The ghost of Cam Newton played in his stead the following season, but that kind of fell into the Patriots’ lap (for better or worse). Last year, they appeared to have righted the ship to a degree. They drafted a potential quarterback of the future, they signed talent at key positions, and they appeared to have hit on some draft picks for the first time in a while. There was reason for optimism when the season ended, but what followed can only be described as an act of hubris with predictably disastrous results. Strap yourselves in folks, this is going to be a long one.
To truly capture the trainwreck of 2022 in its entirety, we must start from the beginning. Following the success of the 2021 New England Patriots, their long-time offensive coordinator was hired to become the head coach of the Las Vegas Raiders. The issue isn’t so much that Josh McDaniels left, he was too successful to not get another shot at a head coaching job, it was the lack of succession plan once again. Before we discuss his “successors”, it is important to understand that this has been going on for quite some time. During the Patriots “first reign”, Scott Pioli and Thomas Dimitrov acted as General Managers and more importantly, voices of dissent. Bill had some pushback when it came to roster building, checks and balances if you will. After they departed, Nick Casserio somewhat filled that void, but with Bill ultimately having the final say. When Casserio departed for the Houston Texans, well I have no idea who is currently doing his job. You can certainly make the argument that the drafts have improved post Casserio, but the free agent signings not so much. It’s hard to assign much blame or credit to Casserio, knowing that Bill has the final say in all personnel decisions. After the 2017 season, Defensive Coordinator Matt Patricia was hired to be the head coach of the Detroit Lions. While Brian Flores called the defensive plays for the 2018 Patriots (and did a much better job than Matt Patricia with virtually the same team), he was never given the title of Defensive Coordinator, meaning he did not receive the bump in pay that he deserved. When Brian Flores left to coach the Miami Dolphins, running the defense was left to Jerod Mayo & Stephen Belichick, two extremely green candidates (and one has stupid hair). Following the 2019 season, special teams coordinator Joe Judge left to become the head coach of the New York Giants. The Patriots special teams went from exemplary to extraordinarily average since his departure. Finally, we come to Dante Scarnecchia, arguably the best coach of the bunch. If an offensive line coach ever makes it to Canton, it is going to be him. While he officially retired in 2016-2017, he worked as an advisor until recently. Once again, there was no real plan in place to replace him. The point I’m trying to make, in a very long-winded way, is that there has been a significant “brain drain” on Bill’s coaching staff. They have lost several key coaching pieces and largely replaced them with what can only be described as replacement level talent at best (Think WAR in baseball).
Right, back to the present-day team. While you can argue that Stephen Belichick and Jerod Mayo have had some success (they’re…fine), you cannot do the same for the men in charge of the offensive. It is never a good idea to replace an offensive coordinator following your starting quarterback’s rookie year, especially when they were a successful pairing. Losing Josh McDaniels was inevitable, but there is no excuse to replace his play calling skills with the lack of play calling skills possessed by Matt Patricia. Instead of seeking out an experienced play caller to be the offensive coordinator, Bill went cheap and tasked Matt Patricia with calling plays. I’m not a fan of Matt Patricia, just look at his behavior in Detroit, but I will give him credit for being a somewhat decent defensive coordinator during his tenure with the team but that’s the issue. Bill chose a man with no experience coaching offense to be in charge of the play calling and professional development of their first-round quarterback. The results have been predictably catastrophic. Because he is so inexperienced in running offense, Matt Patricia has completely oversimplified the Patriots offensive scheme to the point where Belichick admitted that opposing defenses are frequently calling out the Patriots play calls before the ball is snapped. There is no scheming up ways to get playmakers the ball in space, there is very little motion, zero misdirection, no play-action (the thing Mac Jones is best at), and honestly there doesn’t seem to be any direction or game plan week to week. I cannot think of a single example of the Patriots identifying a team’s weakness and exploiting it this year, and that is pathetic for a professional football team. While this all falls on Matt Patricia, it’s hard to blame him. He was tasked to do a job that he is simply not qualified for. He got the job because he is “one of Bill’s guys”. It is clear as day that calling offense doesn’t come naturally to him, and why would it? He regularly fails to get the plays in on time, calls the same 5 or 6 plays repeatedly, and does not adjust to what the defense is showing him. Does he have elite talent at any position on offense? No, but based on the results, my brother in Christ, you would think the Patriots have a bunch of intramural flag football players with the intellect of Ten Second Tom from 50 First Dates playing offense. Considering that they finished in the top 10 in points per game last year with a nearly identical offensive roster last season, we know this not to be the case.
Alright, hiring Matt Patricia to call plays was a bad decision, but what about the rest of the offense. Well readers, it is just as bad. To help Mac Jones overcome adversity and make the coveted “second year jump”, Bill hired none other than Joe Judge to be the quarterbacks coach. What in the seven Hells does a former special teams coordinator that ruined the progress of Daniel Jones in New York have to teach Mac Jones? Nothing, a nut-less chimpanzee could do the same job for far less money. How has Mac been this year under Judge? BAD. I like Mac Jones but he has taken an absolute nose dive this season. Last year we praised his decision making, accuracy with the football, and maturity beyond his years. We cannot praise him for any of that this season. What about the offensive line? They were the strength of your team last year. Well friends, in case ole Matty P didn’t have enough on his plate trying to decipher the play sheet and speed read “Offense for Dummies”, he is also the offensive line coach. The results have been complete @$$. Every single lineman has regressed to the point where they cannot hold their blocks long enough to effectively run anything out of shotgun, which happens to be the only style of offensive formation that Matt Patricia knows to exist. Patriots quarterbacks get hit… A LOT. Mac Jones has taken so many hits that he regularly sees pressure when it isn’t there. He is both battered and shell shocked, which is a terrible combination. He had to miss time with a high-ankle sprain due to the line not being able to adequately protect him. In the immortal words of Sam Darnold, he has been “seeing ghosts” ever since. I don’t know if Bill Murray, Dan Akroyd, Harold Ramis, and Ernie Hudson could help him, but one of them is dead and I don’t believe the others to be Patriots fans. Brian Hoyer lasted all of one drive before getting concussed and he has since gone M.I.A. The Zappe experience was a fun distraction, but in the second half vs the Bears the magic disappeared, and he got beaten into the ground like those that came before him. It truly is amazing that people regress under unqualified leadership. It’s not like that happens anywhere else is the real world…
At this point, you would be right to think I place the blame on the assistant coaches for the lack of team success this season. While they are responsible to a degree, they are not the primary party at fault. That honor goes to Bill Belichick. Let’s start with the obvious. Bill didn’t even bother to try to find worthy coaches this season. He hired his guys, and this is undeniable. Officially, the Patriots have no offensive or defensive coordinators, meaning he was not required to even interview anyone for the positions. If he put a fraction of effort into finding qualified position coaches, things would not be so dire. You know who would have been a good hire as an offensive coordinator? BILL FREAKING OBRIEN! And guess what, he has not only called plays with success for multiple teams, he once called plays with success for YOUR TEAM. If reports are to be believed, he would have strongly considered taking the job! I think he just might be a tad more qualified and less overwhelmed than Matty P. You know who would have been an excellent quarterback coach? BRIAN HOYER. There was zero need for him to take a roster spot this season, you don’t need to carry three active quarterbacks. But backup quarterbacks tend to make really good coaches and Hoyer has been around and seen it all. Judge has no idea what he is doing, this is clear, but Hoyer does. He may not have NFL starting talent, but there is a reason he has stuck around in the NFL for so long. Bill repeats at nauseum that he makes decisions that are ‘best for the football team.” Not only did he fail to do so here, but he didn’t even bother to fake making an attempt.
I mentioned the offensive line last paragraph, time to circle back there. In the offseason, you traded Shaq Mason to the Bucs for $10 and a meatball sub. He was your best offensive lineman by a wide margin, and you just let him go in a salary dump? To replace him, you drafted Cole Strange… IN THE FIRST ROUND! Cole Strange may turn out to be a good NFL player, but you took him several rounds above his projection and he was far from the best offensive lineman on the board when he was selected. Wouldn’t it have made more sense to keep Mason, select and impact player with that first round pick, and take Strange in the 4th or 5th round? It makes no sense. Even if Bill thought Mason was cooked, you A. Can’t tell me a 5th round pick was the best you could do in a trade and B. that Cole Strange was the best possible option to replace him. In the past, the GM or Nick Casserio would have pushed back at stupid personnel decisions like this one, but Bill has all the power so therefore he takes 100% of the blame for this.
Hey, remember when the Patriots were renowned for their discipline and situational awareness? They were ALWAYS among the least penalized teams in football and always seemed to know what to do in whatever situation they found themselves in. Well, those days are long gone. The Patriots are now one of the most penalized teams in football. This applies to pre-snap, holding, false starts, and idiotic running into the punter. This is a discipline issue and that is a product of coaching and leadership. Not only is it up to Bill to demand accountability, but it is also on Bill to sign a vocal leader to the roster. Who is the team leader exactly? Who is the locker room presence that keeps everyone in line? Brady is gone, Willie McGinnest is gone, Julian Edelman is gone, Rodney Harrison is gone, Bruschi is gone, Milloy is gone, even Hightower is gone. There is no one on the roster that fills this role and it shows. How about situational awareness? Before we get to the obvious, let’s look back a ways. Remember when Hunter Henry decided to fight for extra yardage vs the Vikings rather than gtfo of bounds in the two-minute drill? Or when Mac Jones scrambled around and took a sack in that same drive rather than throw the ball away to give the team another shot at the endzone? How about not going for it on 4th down in OT vs the Packers? Jacobi Meyers giving himself up on the last play of a game where you’re losing and out of timeouts? Let’s get to the Raiders debacle shall we? First, WTF was Jabril Peppers doing on that blocked punt. He literally stood there and watched the defender run right by him. Second, How in the name of baby JESUS did whichever Jones corner (Jon, Jack, Marcus?) let anyone just run right by you into the endzone when they are at the 35 yard line with zero timeouts remaining down 7 with less than 40 seconds to go!? Defend the endzone first, sideline second… he did neither. And finally, What the in the effing EFF was that last play for EFF SAKE? That is the dumbest way to lose a football game I have ever witnessed and that is NOT an exaggeration. You weren’t losing, there was no need for a desperation 20-yard lateral. And let’s pretend Chandler Jones didn’t catch it and absolutely body Mac Jones on the way to the endzone, what was the BEST possible outcome of that play? There was Nobody behind Mac, meaning he cannot lateral it to anyone else. Mac might be the slowest runner on the team, lineman included, so he certainly isn’t outrunning anyone. Best case scenario, he catches and takes another completely unnecessary hit before going to OT. Just go out of bounds, get tackled, lie the eff down for all it matters. This team is not only boring, but dumb too! They consistently beat themselves, something we praised them for not doing for 20 years. In this case, they literally said, “we don’t want to play anymore, here ya go Vegas!” …F*CK
Let me ask you a simple question, what does it take to be successful on special teams? One word answer, effort. From 2001 to 2019, the Patriots’ special teams operated with near flawless efficiency. They didn’t allow blocked kicks, they didn’t give the other team extra possessions, they took advantage of mistakes, and nearly always provided the offense or defense in good field position. What do they look like lately? The look like Hei-Hei, the braindead chicken in Moana. They don’t flip the field, they give up blocked punts, they commit stupid penalties, and give the other team extra possessions. Sounds like the hallmark of a well-coached and disciplined team, does it not? Is the issue the special teams coordinator not getting through to the guys or is it a lack of institutional control from the big man in charge?
Lastly, let’s get to the roster building as of late. To be slightly more positive, I’m going to start with non-draft roster decisions. In 2020, the Patriots roster was devoid of talent, old, and frankly up sh*ts creek without a paddle (we’ll get to the why later). To the surprise of all, Bill went on a spending spree in 2021. He signed Nelson Agholor, Jonnu Smith, Kendrick Bourne, Hunter Henry, Mathew Judon, Henry Anderson, De’Vaughn Godcheaux, and Jalen Mills to lucrative deals in a desperate attempt to raise the talent level to that of an actual NFL team. In truth, he overpaid for every single one of these signings, leaving the team with little cap room for 2022. How did the singings work out?
Agholor – Grossly overpaid to the point where cutting bait costs way too much money. I understand taking a flyer after he showed promise for the Raiders after being a complete bust in Philly, but you paid him like a borderline 1,000 yard receiver, something he has never come close to. He has reverted to his Philly ways where he has the dropsies and fails to come through on any contested catches. Grade: D-
Smith – Ok ok, you paid for potential. Athletic tight end and potential nightmare matchup coming into his own at the right time? Perfect, but why do you insist on using him as a blocking tight end and gadget play receiver? Let him run traditional tight end routes and be that matchup problem you were hoping for instead of this waste of a roster spot. Oh yeah, he’s being paid like an elite tight end to do absolutely nothing. Grade: D
Bourne – 2021 looked to be a breakout season for Bourne. He had career highs in catches & yards while becoming Mac Jones’s favorite target down the stretch. This season he started in the doghouse due to speaking out against the terrible offense the team was implementing. When he has been on the field, he hasn’t been the same producer that he was a year ago. Is this a talent issue, system issue, attitude issue? Hard to say but it looks like he’s a candidate to be a cap casualty next summer. Grade: C
Henry – Money well spent. He’s an above average player at his position and a guy that Mac Jones trusts. I just wish they would make a point to get him more involved. Grade: B+ because of the vast improvement over his predecessors.
Judon – Once again, money well spent. You paid for an elite pass rusher and that’s exactly what you got. Grade: A
Anderson – Absolute waste of money, space, & time. Has never seen the field. Grade: F
Godcheaux – Was expected to have much more of an impact but is the definition of a JAG (just another guy for those of you that don’t know). Grade: C-
Mills – Solid number 2 corner and you didn’t break the bank to get him. Decent signing by Bill here. Grade: B-
On paper, the players aren’t THAT bad. The issue is that the majority of them are not worth their heavy contracts and this has absolutely impacted the Patriots ability to sign talent for 2022. Overpaying for JAGS is not a good business practice, but it’s what you need to do when you consistently miss on draft picks. Speaking of that, let’s recap recent Bill’s high round picks (1st & 2nd rounders for brevity’s sake)…
Cole Strange OL (rd1) 2022 – Might eventually be a good player, but you could have got him in round 4. You are hoping he eventually becomes the caliber of player we already had but traded for virtually nothing for virtually no reason. BOOOOO. Grade: D
Tyquan Thornton WR (rd2) 2022 – I mean, he was the fastest receiver in the draft but once again picked well above his projection. Has shown flashes of playmaking ability but plays sparingly so his impact is limited. You kind of hope a second-round pick won’t be buried on the depth chart but here we are. Won’t call it a bad draft pick (yet), but it does not help the 2022 team. Grade: C
Mac Jones QB (rd1) 2021 – Appeared to be the best QB in his class year one but regressed significantly in year two, which may or may not be his fault. The Patriots have done very little to protect Mac or set him up for success with playmakers. Grade: B+ year 1, D year 2
Christian Barmore DL (rd2) 2021 – Had a strong rookie campaign but spent the majority of 2022 on IR. He looks to be an impact player but the sample size is too small. Grade: B-
(rd 1) None 2020
Kyle Dugger Safety (rd 2) 2020 – Finally some good news! A starter since being drafted, Dugger is a stud at strong safety. Arguably your biggest hitter, proficient at covering tight ends, and a playmaker, Dugger is an excellent find in round 2. Grade: A
Josh Uche OLB/ DE (rd 2) 2020 – Took Three years but Uche has become a force as an edge rusher. Teams can no longer solely focus on stopping Judon. Well done Bill. Grade: B
N’Keal Harry (rd1) 2019 – Deebo Samuel, DK Metcalf, AJ Brown, Terry McLaurin, Hunter Renfroe, Mecole Hardman, Darius Slayton, & Diontae Johnson were all picked after him. You ended up with a lumbering target that couldn’t beat NFL coverage and could not make the easy catches. Ended up being used primarily as a blocker during his last season with the team. Traded for a 7th round pick… Probably Bill’s worst 1st round pick since he’s been here. Grade: is an F minus possible? F*ck it, F MINUS!
Joejuan Williams CB (rd2) 2019 – Well he made the roster for three straight seasons but rarely saw significant playing time on defense, which was for the best. Played some special teams, which is exactly what you want out of your second-round pick. Also he gets hurt. Grade: F and almost an F minus for him technically still being employed by the team.
Isiah Wynn 2018 (rd 1) – Can’t stay healthy, don’t know what position fits him best, unlikely to continue with the team beyond this season. Failed to become the anchor on the line that they envisioned. Grade: D
Sony Michel (rd 1) 2018 – Nobody would complain about this guy if he was picked in round four. Problem is you picked him round 1 and he wasn’t even the best running back on his college team. We could have picked Nick Chubb, an absolute stud and top 3 in the NFL at the position, but ended up with yet another JAG. Lost his job to Damien Harris and was traded the following season. Grade: D+
Duke Dawson CB (rd 2) 2018 – Never cracked the Patriot’s top 4 cornerbacks and was traded the following season. OUCH. Grade: F
None 2017 – Grade F
None 2016 – Grade F
Cyrus Jones CB (rd 2) 2016 – Drafted to become a cornerstone of the defense and return punts, never saw significant minutes on defense and lost the punt return job after it was discovered that he could not field a punt. Got hurt and released following the 2017 season. Grade: F
Malcom Brown D-Line (rd 1)2015 – Solid rotational player but unspectacular in totality. Let him walk after his rookie deal ended. Grade: C-
Jordan Richards Safety (rd 2) 2015 – A projected 6th round pick who never became more than a special teamer (and not a good one). When his number was called in the super bowl against Philly well let’s just say he was a big reason for Nick Foles having a career day. Grade: F
Dominique Easly DL (rd 1) 2014 – I don’t care how talented you think the guy is, you don’t take a guy who had both ACLs repaired in college with your number one pick. The results were predictably bad. Grade: Almost as rough an F minus as N’Keal Harry.
As you can see, Bill miss fired on EVERY SINGLE HIGH DRAFT PICK FROM 2014 to 2019! The issue here is that causes the team to rely heavily on aging veterans to be impact players and overpay free agents to fill in the roster. Aging veterans eventually get too old and overpaying for free agents to fill your roster means you have no money to spend on high end talent. This is already a long angry rant of a blog, but he has also missed on the middle and late round picks during that time. Those are the guys that are supposed to be fringe starters and rotational players, but that has RARELY worked out. The bad draft and bad free agent signings have rendered this team bereft of talent and Tom Brady isn’t here to cover it up anymore. The depleted roster is the fault of ONE person, and that is Bill. He has complete control over every aspect of the team, meaning he gets all the blame and all the credit.
The Patriots 2022 disaster is the culmination of years’ worth of bad hires and signings. They're hard to watch (BORING) but you can't look away. Let’s recap in an angry rant directed at Bill Belichick:
YOU HIRED MATT PATRICIA, A DEFENSIVE GUY, TO CALL PLAYS FOR THE OFFENSE! YOU DIDN’T LOOK FOR AN ACTUAL OFFENSIVE COORDINATOR, YOU DIDN’T EVEN POST THE JOB! WERE YOU AFRAID YOU MIGHT ACTUALLY FIND SOMEBODY OUTSIDE THE ORGANIZATION THAT IS QUALIFIED TO DO THE JOB? YOU HIRED A GUY BECAUSE HE USED TO WORK HERE (IN A COMPLETELY DIFFERENT CAPACITY) AND HE’S YOUR BUDDY AND SAID, “YEAH IT WILL BE FINE…”. IT IS NOT FINE! HE DOESN’T SCHEME, HE DOESN’T ADJUST, HE DOESN’T EVEN GAMEPLAN, HE JUST CALLS PLAYS (AND LIKE 6 OF THEM) SEEMINGLY AT RANDOM AND HOPES FOR THE BEST! AS IF THAT WEREN’T ENOUGH, YOU ALSO HIRED THIS BUFFOON TO COACH THE OFFENSIVE LINE BECAUSE… WHY!? HE IS A FORMER DEFENSIVE COORDINATOR, WTF DOES HE KNOW ABOUT OFFENSIVE LINE TECHNIQUE AND BEST PRACTICES? YOUR LINE WAS AWESOME LAST YEAR, NOW IT SUCKS DONKEY BALLS! YOU HAVE ABSOLUTELY SET UP YOUR FIRST ROUND PICK QUARTERBACK TO FAIL! YOU CHANGED THE ENTIRE OFFENSE TO A POP WARNER LEVEL OFFENSE CREATED IN MADDEN CREATE A PLAY, DID NOT GET ANYTHING RESEMBLING A NUMBER 1 TARGET, BENCHED PLAYERS FOR SPEAKING OUT AND ASKING QUESTIONS, & GOT RID OF THE BEST OFFENSIVE LINEMAN ON YOUR TEAM! OH YEAH, YOU HIRED ANOTHER GUY TO COACH MAC JONES BECAUSE HE USED TO WORK HERE (IN A COMPLETELY DIFFERENT CAPACITY). THIS IS THE SAME GUY THAT RUINED DANIEL JONES’ ONCE PROMISING CAREER AND DISGRACED A STORIED FRANCHISE, BUT THINGS WILL BE DIFFERENT HERE? WHY THE CHRIST WOULD THEY BE? THIS IS THE ABSOLUTE DEFINITION OF INSANITY!
IF YOU’RE TERRIBLE COACHING HIRES WEREN’T BAD ENOUGH, YOU FAILED TO RECIFTY THE PERSONNEL ISSUES THAT PLAGUED THE OFFENSE A YEAR AGO. REMEMBER HOW YOU STRUGGLED AGAINST MAN COVERAGE AND TOP TIER DEFENSES LAST YEAR? WHAT WAS YOUR PLAN TO FIX THIS? YOU BROUGHT IN ABSOLUTELY NOBODY NEW, NO LEGITMATE NUMEBR ONE TARGET! WERE YOU HOPING BOURNE WOULD DEVELOP INTO THAT GUY? WELL YOU RUINED ANY HOPE OF THAT WHEN YOU STUCK HIM IN THE DOG HOUSE FOR ASKING TOO MANY QUESTIONS AND BURRYING HIM ON THE DEPTH CHART. HOW MANY TEAMS WOULD JACOBY MEYERS START FOR? WHAT ABOUT THE DRAFT… LOL! YOU CAN’T HIT ON ANY HIGH DRAFT PICKS, MOST OF YOUR MID ROUND PICKS DON’T SEE THE FIELD, AND YOUR LOW PICKS DON’T MAKE THE TEAM IN YEAR 2! WHY IS THAT BILL!? IT IS BECAUSE YOU HAVE A STAFF FULL OF YES MEN THAT LET YOU PICK WHOEVER YOU WANT WITH NO PUSHBACK! YEAH I KNOW THE OLD BILL PARCELS QUOTE, BUT YOU HAVE ENTIRELY TOO MUCH ON YOUR PLATE AND YOU CAN’T HONESTLY SAY YOU CAN DEDICATE ENOUGH OF YOUR TIME TO ANY COMPONENT TO DO IT TO THE BEST OF YOUR ABILITY! THE BEST LEADERS KNOW WHERE TO DELEGATE RESPONSIBILITY AND TO WHO. HAVE YOU DONE THAT BILL, HAVE YOU!?
IT IS CLEAR THAT YOU NEVER HAD A PLAN POST TOM BRADY. NOT ONLY THAT, BRADY COVERED UP A LOT OF YOUR MISTAKES! THIS MAN WILLED YOUR INEPT OFFENSES OF 2006 & 2013 TO THE AFC CHAMPIONSHIP GAME. HE GOT YOU A SUPERBOWL VICTORY IN 2018 WITH AN INEPT OFFENSE FOR EFF SAKE. WHEN YOU LET HIM WALK, THE ONLY QB ON YOUR ROSTER WAS JARRETT FREAKING STIDHAM! NOT ONLY DID YOU NEVER HAVE A PLAN POST BRADY, BUT YOU NEVER HAD A SUCCESSION PLAN FOR ANY OF YOUR COACHING STAFF! YOU HAVE NO OFFICIAL COORDINATORS, YOU HAVE WASHOUT COACHES COACHING OUT OF POSITION AND THE RESULTS ARE DISATEROUS. FOR SOMEONE AS SMART AS YOU ARE, HOW DID YOU NOT SEE ANY OF THIS COMING? IF YOU WERE ANYONE ELSE, YOU WOULD HAVE BEEN FIRED FOR ANY ONE OF THESE OFFENSES. YOU NEED TO HIRE ACTUAL COORDINATORS THROUGH THE PROPER PROCEEDURES, HIRE A GM, AND FOCUS ON COACHING THE FOOTBALL TEAM. DELEGATE RESPONSIBILITIES AND GET BACK TO DOING WHAT YOU'RE BEST AT! I DON'T WANT TO WATCH AN OTHER YEAR OF THIS GARBAGE. I FEEL LIKE THAT POOR OLD WOMAN IN BIRD BOX GETTING HER EYES HELD OPEN. DO BETTER!