You have to wonder how far off this team is. In my opinion, the talent is there, in a lot of places. There are certainly holes, there are certainly weaknesses.
Henderson has been playing very well. Fans clamored for that in like week three. Turns out the fans knew more than the coaching staff.
Fans wanted to see Chaz Schilens and JLH get more opportunities, coaches delayed it. Now they are making plays.
Fans wanted McFadden to get the ball more, coaches finally do it. Fans correct again!!!
Why is it that the fans can see what needs to happen before the coaches?
Something is really wrong with this scenario. Today we witnessed what could happen when the young guys get a chance to make plays. Cable slowly has done what we all saw needed to be done, no matter how hard it was to actually do.
I don’t think Cable is exactly the best guy to be the HC, but I do think he is the right kind of guy to influence this locker room. He coaches with balls, which you have to love. He is willing to ruffle the veterans feathers when they need it. Asomugha, Burgess, Curry, etc…these guys were leaders that were failing to lead. The youngsters needed these guys to get angry, needed them to show how much they cared.
Cable will be dealing with a lot of turnover in coaching staff if he stays on, but he is the kind of coach that could potentially lure good coaches who otherwise might not want to come be a part of this organization.
Consistency is important for these young players. That is the reason I endorse Cable. If he was a terrible coach, I probably wouldn’t, but he is a good coach and deserves the shot.
In my estimation, this final game against TB might make the difference for Cable. He needs something to show that he can drive this group in the right direction. He needs to get to five wins. He needs a back-to-back win.
I may change my mind, but right now I think the players need some stability in the organization, especially when the rest of the coaching staff is going to be turning over.