Originally Posted by Idgit
"We did bench Dez for fumbling on kick returns". And we demoted Felix to second string for productivity reasons. Just as I said.
Sorry, but the productivity thing is just another pretend ax to grind, along with the play calling complaints that every offensive coach, ever, has had to live with when his team's not winning as much as expected.
I agree that we should be benching players for series here and there for mistakes, but we're hardly unusual for not doing that. It's a fairly strong statement to take a starter our of a game for a mental mistake.
If you are talking last year, Felix was demoted after he was injured and Murray played lights out. Replacing Murray would have draw incredible fan wrath. I dont think that counts.
Its ironic because I remember 2008 vs Was (1st time) Felix got no touches we lost the game and Barber was completely ineffective.
What about Parnell for Free? Free isnt making mental mistakes as much as he just sux.
I appreciate coaches that can hold players accountable publically. When you are making $MM/yr I would think the only motivation for some is ridicule and pride. They either get made and buckle down or dont. If they dont they probably know they will get released and cost themselves money on the next contract - if there is one.
I meet you half way and agree there has been "asccountability " in the offseason, but come gametime I think there is almost completely zero.