The significant red flag is the defense. It waves large and loud.
It continues to be a glaring point of exposure. Even at it’s best in the Coach D era, it routinely gives up the big play, to the favored, and the vastly over matched, alike. Inconsistencies in execution and basic fundamentals still persist. Player development is inconsistent, slow, and sometimes, regressive. The unit as a whole, and individual position units often under perform their talent.
These are known issues for all to see. There is once consistent variable. There has been no change.
Coach D has shown he will not hesitate to replace members of his staff when he feels it is warranted.
So what gives?
Will Coach D make the move he needs to make, or will the upcoming gauntlet make it for him?