For the record, Im not blaiming everything on Chan. Nix has his role in it too. Im just saying that a big part of the reason for Fitz was because of Chan. You have to see context. Evaluate what happend as an outsider and not as a die hard fan that only sees 13 seasons of a bad record. Chan says, I can win with Fitz. Fitz goes 5-2 ranking in the top 5 of Qbs while beating some hot teams of that time in the Pats, Oak, and Philly. The offense was on fire and Fitz was leading that charge. He was the starting QB making a very miniscule amount of money from being a backup.
Originally Posted by racketmaster
A. He needed to make starting money as he was a starter.
B. He was very hot at the time for reasons listed above.
C. The contract is in the bottom 20 of the league so while you think it is a BIG contract. For a QB, it really isnt. In fact, he statistically played above his pay grade.
D. They left alot of loop holes to get out of said contract. Which is pretty **** smart if you ask me
E. If they waited until after the season and he finished the season like he started his contract would have been alot more then what he got.
F. There were a ton of injuries that happend during the fall off. Its pretty easy to believe that played a part in the fall.
Now if you take all that into consideration, it really wasnt so bad on Nix part. We are just looking at the end result that we only expected to happen because we have been bad for 13 seasons and his name doesnt say Brady on the back.
I say you cant put everything on Nix, because Nix has signed some talented players here. He has resigned our talented players thus far. He has doing what needs to be done to fill the holes on this team and I believe he has done a fair job of doing so. If Dave Wanstadt couldnt get any defense out of them, thats on coaching and not on Nix. If Chan doesnt utilize Spiller to his potential or any other player to his potential and calls a poor game and cant prepare his players then thats on Chan not on Nix. The Chan hiring is on Nix but who could we have had so much better at the time? Chan had a decent resume comming in. Gruden and Cowher were a Bills fans pipe dream and nothing more.
He gave him a chance. It didnt work out. He got fired. You want to speculate that Nix didnt fire him but the bottom line is it is still speculation and nothing more. Nix cannot and will not dog his coach in the middle of a season. Thats unproffesional. You and others have no idea of what goes on behind the curtain.
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While you guys were busy
arguing about the glass of water,
I drank it!