When it looked like we were going to stay in-house with the hire, I naturally thought it was going to be Orlando. He was named the interim coach and started to act like a head coach in interviews and press conferences. Plus Orlando was an ABOVE AVERAGE Defensive Coordinator. We would have insured that we would have been above average on one side of the ball.
When I found out that they went with Applewhite...I was shocked. MA was always a BELOW AVERAGE Offensive Coordinator and I felt our defensive would ultimately suffer. When I heard what the Miami fans said about D'onofrio, my concerns only increased. We are now stuck with my worst nightmare....an un-creative below average Levine type WTF style offense and a defense, despite plenty of talent, that is devoid of schemes and packages to highlight our strengths. Sadly, our defensive talent will start to decline after what Gibbs and Orlando built up.
Seriously...WHY DIDN'T WE KEEP ORLANDO? Was that a Tilman move?
Can we still hire Orlando for next season? Admit we made a mistake.