FreeCandy44 wrote:So Haley and LeBeau coming back is a given now right?
I think there's a decent chance Ben starts hitting on college girls in bars if Haley comes back. Though the offense ended up being around average despite losing their center in the first quarter, starting Isaac Redman at RB, and various other self-inflicted maladies. I would have fired him after the Titans game so as to not have to worry about what to do if the offense perked up throughout the year. Haley was brought in to improve the running game and get Ben through the season. Ben made it through the season but the running game was bad in standard and advanced metrics. It's arguable how much credit/blame he gets for those.
As for LeBeau...who knows. I don't know how much of the defense's decline is on him or how much of it is due to not having the horses. The defense is built on having 1) a nose tackle who can clog the middle and limit the opposing team's running game, 2) a veteran MLB to make the calls, 3)pass-rushing OLBs and 4) a playmaker in the secondary. They never had the first all year (draft Louis Nix III and that problem is solved). The second (Larry Foote)was lost early in the first game. The third (Woodley) was hurt/fat all year, and the 4th was there some games and not there others. The players love him and I don't think the team wants to push him out the door. He may just decide to walk away.