bhaw wrote:One of the interesting tidbits out of the interview:
When J Martin was brought in, it was a decision where people thought it was an indictment on the job DB had done and his inability to put together a system that is successful.
The DB supports countered with the fact that the coach picks his assistants, so it meant nothing about how the GM or above felt about DB. It was actually used to support how smart DB was to bring a guy like Martin in.
Well, facts are out and Martin was definitely NOT DB's decision (sounds like it was Ray's decision, but not his idea). He was there to babysit because ownership was not comfortable with the job DB had done and Shero's decision to bring him back. Guess DB wasn't that smart and that he's really wasn't doing such an awesome job. The whole "he was picked to coach team USA, so what do you know?" argument is out the window.
Just wanted to point that out since many people were attacked and talked down to for floating the idea that Martin was a negative indication about how the organization felt about DB.
I can't believe anyone could have ever interpreted the Martin signing any other way. But then again, some people are addicted to being the vocal minority.