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Thomas Dimitroff 4 80.00%
Arthur Blank 0 0%
Dan Quinn 0 0%
Kyle Shanahan 0 0%
Matt Ryan 1 20.00%
Someone else 0 0%
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Old 14.12.2015, 12:15 AM
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Default Who's to blame for our sixth loss in a row?

So who is to blame for our season falling apart? I've hated Thomas "the cancer" Dimitroff for a long time and feel he is mostly to blame for failing year after year in free agency and the draft. Ideally he will get sacked at the end of the season but Blank is a clueless owner and might keep him.

Matt Ryan and Kyle Shanahan are getting a lot of blame and rightly so as our offense stinks week after week. I'd give Shanahan another year when we hopefully have more then just Julio as a viable option in the passing game and a better O-Line.
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Old 15.12.2015, 02:25 PM
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Dimitroff will be replaced by either Elliot Wolf or the Seattle personnel bloke.

Ryan has been terrible this season, and the playcalling has been dire since week 4.

Quinn hasn't nipped the offensive problems in the bud and now defensively the whole premise of his defensive scheme is falling to bits with big plays.

Blank is just interfering. Get off the field during games and stop patrolling like an obsessive father.

Free agency signings required as a minimum:

Sanu, Osemele, and a defensive lineman.
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Old 20.12.2015, 11:51 AM
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It starts with the GM. 2008 was his best draft and it's gone downhill from there. These were our draft classes from 2009-2012:

2009: DT Peria Jerry (1st round), S William Moore (2nd round), CB Christopher Owens (3rd round), DE Lawrence Sidbury (4th round), CB William Middleton (5th round), OT Garrett Reynolds (5th round), LB Spencer Adkins (6th round), DT Vance Walker (7th round)

2010: LB Sean Weatherspoon (1st round), DT Corey Peters (3rd round), OG Mike Johnson (3rd round), C/OG Joe Hawley (4th round), CB Dominique Franks (5th round), WR Kerry Meier (5th round), S Shann Schilinger (5th round)

2011: WR Julio Jones (1st round), LB Akeem Dent (3rd round), RB Jaquizz Rodgers (5th round), P Matt Bosher (6th round), OG Andrew Jackson (7th round), DE Cliff Matthews (7th round)

2012: C/OG Peter Konz (2nd round), OT Lamar Holmes (3rd round), FB Bradie Ewing (5th round), DE Jonathan Massaquoi (6th round), S Charles Mitchell (6th round), DT Travian Robinson (7th round)

The players in bold are those still on the team and that makes grim reading given one of them is a punter (although a decent one at that) and another one (William Moore) who in all probability won't be back next year. If you include 2013 it gets slightly better:

2013: CB Desmond Trufant (1st round), CB Robert Alford (2nd round), DE Malliciah Goodman (4th round), TE Levine Toilolo (4th round), DE Stansly Maponga (5th round), S Kemal Ishmael (7th round), S Zeke Motta (7th round), QB Sean Renfree (7th round)

All of but 2 of those are still on the team although only 2 are starters.

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Old 21.12.2015, 04:04 AM
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Hopefully Dimitroff gets fired and we can rebuild properly. Last year's free agency didn't really have any useful additions so I'd spend $ on offensive skill players and draft defence. Funny enough I remember being shot down on here for saying TD had to go along with Smith two years ago cause we were devoid of talent. Attitudes have changed.
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