I'm a season ticket holder and I'm frustrated too but let's all take a chill pill. If you'll indulge me I'd like to make a few points.
Why do people make such a big deal about hiring a new coach next year? Teams hire new coaches all the time with success. Trestman was a new hire and brought in a new system and staff with success. Yes, maybe he had better talent to work with, but most observers seem to think the Ticat talent isn't all that bad so maybe a new coach will be able to maximize it. Don't forget, Greg Marshall was the COY after his first year and mght still be here if Lancaster hadn't stubbornly refused to acquire a quarterback that could play. Marcel is not the guy, that's pretty obvious.
Next point, O-Line is struggling but schemes and play calling are not helping. Remember Edmonton at home...that was just poor coaching. Charles Thomas looked dreadful last night, Hudson can't be completely healthy, and Hage has underperformed all year. BUT, Cedric will be back next year and maybe Bekesiak will get healthy too, restoring some depth. Still need some stud tackles but that's looking ahead to 2009. Too early to give up on Dyakowski, he's only in his 2nd year.
Receivers need an upgrade. Rodgriguez might become a star but is a raw rookie and suffers from the dropsies, like last night. I think he is a keeper. Bauman needs to be on the field more and looks to be losing confidence as the team struggles. Miles is solid but needs to stop shying away from contact...you can't play with fear. Mitchell is awful and I can't understand why he plays at all. There has to be a better alternative. The rest are just depth.
Printers should be approached about re-structuring his deal, like Kerry Joseph did in Saskatchewn.
If he would accept 350K, he'd still be one of the top paid QBs but the team would have some money to use elsewhere. It is worth considering for him, because if released he would not command a higher salary elsewhere and would likely have to settle for even less.
Porter and Williams are still young with potential, but handing either one the reins now is a bad and desperate move.
Signing KK was just adding an asset, and with Jesse becoming a FA, not a bad move. It's still supply and demand with talent and maybe someone will offer something in a trade, but if not at least a key position is covered.
I agree that winning is more fun than losing, but if we won all the time what would we have to talk about on the Forums.