I believe that Higgins is getting a bad rap here.
IMO anyone who has kept a team together through all the chaos that has been brought on by GM and ownership petulance, losses, no QB, distractions, fly-in no job descripted consultants that he molded into actual positions is doing lots right.
He is getting unfairly slagged for poor special team play but the outcomes clearly show how it’s the best it’s been in 4 years.
He’s had no time to really mold a team that he has had input into selecting. His late hiring was not is doing.
He’s being criticised for hiring and then firing an OC. Trestman did the same thing with an STC in his day. Went through countless coordinators. Popp singlehandedly blew the hiring of a WHOLE staff last year.
His decision making is roundly criticised. I get the feeling critics are only watching ALs games. EVERY coach, every week makes questionable calls. The worst decisions I've seen this year have been made by Chris Jones, Benevides and Austin. It’s a human game.
He is weathering a storm well. I hope he remains with the team.