Here come all the naysayers - jumping on to agree. Well read first!
I just listened to the coaches show last evening, along with the previous coaches show in the CJOB audio vault. This guy has SOLID answers to every question, and still gets ragged on by the callers. Talk about a frustrating situation to be in.
Is he rude? Not in my eyes. He's honest, and will not take garbage from anyone without dishing it back. 2 shows back some guy lays into him and ends the question with "Do you still have that salt shaker". Kelly answers back with a humorous yet carefully worded answer that ended with reference to the guy selling fries. EVERYONE GETS OFFENDED BY THIS! Give it a break! The guy opened the door and Kelly closed it! Polity, and soft spokenly closed it.
Last night after carefully explaining that if someone asked a good question, he would treat it with respect. If you are coming in to blast him, then don't expect respect back. It's a give and take situation. Right after that call - some idiot calls in and blasts him, then takes offence to the answer. C'mon. It's simple. If you are rude to him, don't expect a warm, fuzzy answer
Why has Kelly lost everyone's respect?
Is it because he has managed to put together the best defence in the league (still arguable, but looking good so far). Everyone is still ticked off that he dumped Canada, Malveau, etc... HEY, Look at our "D".
Our special teams are excellent compared to last year. The return is not very good yet (it was still worse last year until Armstead came in), but the coverage is 100X better than what we had.
Serna is hitting kicks from outside the 40 this year. The punter is not kicking long, but he is DEADLY ACCURATE and his mean streak was the highlight of the game the other night. TWICE!
Sure, I will agree that he allowed too many of the "O" line to leave in the off season. But that is hardly worth losing complete faith over. It happens all the time in sports.
Is it his play calling. Well - he's tried everything in his book, and it has all failed. Is every play that bad? I doubt it. Long and Run is the only option when the QB can't hit any receivers. Unfortunately the other "D" knew this as well.
So - the only thing really left is the QB. Didn't we all want Glen out of here after last years horrible outing? Dinwiddie, well - I would have loved to see him back like many of you. Kelly was QUICK to act when LeFors really started to struggle. Let's remember, he was FINE against the Stamps in game two. Nobody was ready to boot him out then. So in 1 and a half games, Kelly's decision was to make a change. NOW EVEN THAT ISN'T GOOD ENOUGH.
I will continue to support what Kelly is doing, because I believe in it! I'm also old enough to remember that this guy does have some serious credentials, he is not the "rookie" everyone in these forums seems to think he is!
Go ahead blast what I have to say! I support the guy and the team! He's the best coach we have had here since Ritchie! AND REMEMBER, it was year 2 that Ritchie started to really succeed.