Obie was hired by Scott Mitchell because Mitchell thought Obie could do a much better job at bringing in import talent than Desjardins. At receiver, on the O Line and on the D Line, Obie has failed miserably in that regard.
Teams like Edmonton find new receivers (ex. Campbell, Stamps, Mann) every year who are ready to step in and produce and play like pros. Meanwhile, we have to watch as Rodriguez and Mitchell drop every second pass. "They are young and must learn," Obie will say. Meanwhile Edmonton's young, new receivers are catching every ball thrown their way.
And where are the two giant American tackles Obie should have found us? Did he really think Thomas and Cavka were the best talents out there?
Plus, where are the four import monsters Obie should have found us to pressure the opposing QB?
At the time of final NFL cuts, Obie should have brought in many more guys than he did. If I'm not mistaken, while other teams brought in the maximum number of NFL cuts allowed, Obie didn't. Why? Ask Obie.