Mike & Mike should keep their jobs as HC and the chief FO guy, or whoever is making the decisions up there. To me the decision is clear. The issues have not come from a lack of effort, shit got out of hand against Chicago. But, lets take a look 2 years ago, and compare where we are today. There is clear direction with this franchise. There are clear players, playmakers, we have a franchise quarter back. We have a nucleus on defense that has started producing, and logic tells us should only get better.
I would be immensely in favor of bring Eric Mangini in as DC & Asst. HC.
Per Jerry Gray, I have no problem canning him. He is not a long term solution to anything, but they need a ready replacement. I also would love for them to offer him another job within the organization. He is an experienced football mind, who has laid some real solid game plans, and coached up a lot of our young players. Yes, he is overmatched a lot of the time.
Per Chris Palmer, This decision is more elaborate than any of us know. Palmer is older, clearly this is one of his last gigs, but the decision to retain him has to do with where Locker is, where we want him to go, who would replace him, and a plethora of other factors. My vote would be to keep him for one more year. This offense is complex, dynamic, and beautifully built to give Houston & Indy headaches for years to come. I just dont love the idea of bringing Norv or someone else in to be a celebrity, be involved in every rumor mill, and change Locker's development. I really like the job that has been done with Jake.
The lockout distorted all of our outlooks, and to be fair, our Titans were more prepared than any of us thought they would be for the lockout year. (Credit to Munch). They have made strides throughout the year, gotten young talented players great experience, and played better football (showed an upwards path.) If this team gets swept by Jax, and winds up 5-11, I would accept a firing, but the reality is, we owe this guy another year, while we put the finishing touches on a roster, and respective systems that should easily be in the thick of things in 2013.