I just can’t help but feel like this is the least accomplished coaching staff I have ever seen. Almost every single coach is taking a step up to take their job, some of them really two steps up. Very young, hopefully brings a lot of energy, but with the exception of 1-2 coaches everyone is going to be learning on the job.
I want to see Andy Reid’s first couple years of coaching staff with young guys that went on to huge success, but that was lightning in a bottle, not sure it is often repeated.
Next season is completely tossed away I think. We will be lucky to win 4 again. They are going to have to move on from a lot of veterans and we have no salary cap space to fill some of the big holes. The draft will provide some players hopefully, but given Howie’s history in the draft it is hard to think he will do well without help.
It would be great to swing a few trades for guys we are obviously going to have to move (Ertz, Malik Jackson, DJax), but they just don’t have any value. I would hate to have to trade someone like Fletcher Cox or Lane Johnson, but we may have to, and that just makes the cap issues bigger.
I could live with the losing if I saw a young core growing, but this more like the 2012-14 Phillies in the near term. Slowly moving on from veterans because no one else really wants them and they are just good enough to play for a bad team.
I assume Howie is gone after another bad season, I hope that doesn’t mean that we are not starting the rebuild until he is gone.