Team Review (Reformatted Version)

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Ownership Shortfalls:

- Owner has allowed/aided/abetted actions which have essentially led to the flat lining of the team. He has allowed his GM and coach to lead the deterioration of his dominating and imposing 2006 team with a 14-2 record, and 6 All Pros and 11 Pro Bowl players, to a soft and confused group in 2011 with an 8-8 record and 1 All Pro and 3 Pro Bowl players. It looks like 2012 will finally drop the team below .500, which coincidentally brings the team down to Norv Turner's historic average

- Conflict avoidance

- Lack of Leadership

- Abdication of oversight

General Managing Shortfalls:

- Bias/Ego/Arrogance/Obedience vs. Objectivity/Management /Leadership

- Talent Evaluation statistically no better than average - for both players and coaches

- Excessive Annual Team Churn - both coaches and players

- Capology and team churn vs Continuity contracting

- Drafts - too uneven, need some good, long term successes each year

- Free Agents - Same as draft - too uneven

- Lack of understanding of Team Dynamics and the role of critical path players

- Balance - Seemingly only capable of focusing on one element at a time

- Does not understand that other than the QB, need to ensure dominance on OL and DL ahead of all other elements. Apparently believes any pick-up guy can be plugged in and will perform

- Current OL situation is an example

o Accumulating injuries indicated the need for McNeil's follow-on for several years and he was released over a month before the draft. Betting on Gather to be his long term replacement was betting against the house, which was represented by his injury history. Failed to cover the bet by not drafting a replacement or bringing in a suitable FA

o Dielman retired a month and a half before the draft. Betting on Greene as Dielman's replacement represents suspect player evaluation. But worse, is disregarding the synergy needed between the LT and LG - which needs to be more than the sum of its parts. Of course, this blew up with Gather's injuries

o Willingness to stand pat at RT, even though Clary is, at best, a statistically poor lineman

o In order to preserve your $90M QB -drafted defensive players in the 1st, 2nd and 3rd round, and a TE in the 4th? In the 5th round drafted Troutman, an already injured OG who would make no contribution in 2012. In the 7th round, drafted Molk, a C

Coaching Shortfalls:

- HC too focused on offense/play calling - adverse game management impact

o HC never seems to impose his will on the element of the team (offense/defense/Special team) at those critical change of momentum tipping points

o Teams always seem to lack mental, physical, emotional toughness, and endurance

o History of 4thQ failure (see history Redskins, Raiders, Chargers) - see above comments

o "One of the greatest offensive game callers". Over time the numbers don't lie. Being one of the greatest offensive play callers = a less than average won/lost record as a HC

- Refusal to bring in a (real) OC/play caller

- Coaching Churn, especially DCs

Regression in QB mechanics - correctable with off season training, but not accomplished

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