This now immerses me way
back into my days at the university, where I fondly remember studying several
Harvard MBA case studies. They were like biblical passages. There
was one passage about corrupt police officers that were on the take. The
key to resolve the corrupt proliferation was in fact quite a simple matter.
What was found was that if you paid a police officer 10% to 20% more than their
next best position ... it was found to be a significant factor in ending the shenanigans. In other words, if you're next best job only paid 40K, or
less ... where your present 9-5 paid $50K ... you'd be hard pressed to screw
that up for risking a little bit of scratch.
If this game plan is trashed by Zig's brain trust, then you have no choice but to put Gus on a real short leash for two reasons. The first is obvious ... we need to win now ... and this play won't wash against the elites. If Gus's future is at play then what is certain is that T-Jack's is going to need the work ... because there is no guarantee at securing a salty veteran and a draft pick is going to need time to develop if T-Jack's not the one.
As for T-Jack, he played with a bum knee, without McKinney in the fold. Yeah we lost to Green Bay, but the kid did OK in a very hostile environment (remember his first start was up in Lambeau ... and that was an ugly memory). As for the Colts ... I still don't think they scored that first touch down, which was the prime and integral part of that 15 point swing. Either way, just like Daunte hitting the pine ... a lesson was learned ... and the kid just might be ready to punch a hole in that ceiling. The kid is now certainly feeling it in his wallet. For T-Jack to instill effect ... to command that early lead like we all want ... he needs a serious shot at the salt. Instead, two games was nothing more that a quick hook. I'm not certain what we were missing, other than patience, because this kid has the ability to flash and still has an upside. The way things are going, we're all afraid that that upside will be realized from the outside our organization ... like that KC quarterback.
In either case, we have a coach that teetering that can ill afford to have a quarterback do just enough to win ... or better said ... just enough to lose.
Heed this warning ... gage it with true belly hunger and be willing to trash anything that has been said or promised.
The Viking Ghost