Bottom line, if the kicking game stinks in 2017 close to the stench it put off in 2016 I'm certain we've seen the last of Arians. Unless the offense and defense can somehow overcome it, which is unlikely.
Disclaimer: All of the above is just my opinion.
About BA and 2016, I just don't see a repeat record nor something akin to .500. This team is better and knows it. But, I think the role of underachiever better fits the Cardinals anyway. When they do well, we're all grateful. When they are average or worse, many fan's expectations are sadly realized.
It's clear to us that Amos Jones is not going anywhere soon. We're stuck with AJ, like that grouchy 40-year GS-5 that just won't retire.
What is much more clear is the special teams has sucked for two years.
Can you imagine BB coming to the cardinals and seeing what the special teams have done. He'd have An-us's back side booted out of town very quickly. Why? because BB and winning coach's are accountable to winning. LIke any good organization.
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As for Amos Jones, the grass is always greener. I'm sure somewhere in the annals here you could find someone's comments about keeping Leinart as the starter over Warmer proving that change is good. But for every one of those posts there's a post saying let Stanton be our starter instead of Palmer. I'll even own up to saying that in the first half of 2013. This contradicts the Leinart posts and proves that change isn't always good. My point being in all of this is that there will ALWAYS be some demand for change. ALWAYS. We'll win a super bowl and miss the playoffs the next and someone will demand change. But I'm not someone who can make that call, and thank god I'm not. All I can do is stand in wait and support BA and love my team. I have no doubt we'll figure out everything and get back to winning. It's all in good time.
Last edited by MichiganCards; 03-14-2017 at 09:42 PM.
Fact is, Drew Butler was on this team for WAY too long, and that's someone's fault. Whether it Keim, Arians or Amos, someone needs to be held accountable for Butler being on this team for that long.
I remember everyone on here hating his guts in the first Panthers loss(where we played Lindley). He was just a horrible punter and I can't understand how he lasted two more years here. It's absolutely mind-boggling.
This will be the year that defines Bruce Arians career in Arizona. If it's another under .500 year and more circling the wagons around "his guys", then I will be ready to call for his job(as crazy as it seems). I sat through too many years of Whisenhunt and his, "we have the system, and if the players could just execute the system, we would win" nonsense. I will not sit by and have a coach week after week say, "we like our plan" and it continually result in losses.
Now if we have an under .500 years and Arians talks about making majors changes, i would be okay with giving him 1 more year. I just don't want another year of him trying to protect his guys like whisenhunt did with Russ Grimm.
Last edited by KerryRhodes26; 03-14-2017 at 10:05 PM.
I was gonna post a pic, but honey badger don't give a dang.