Well, I said all season long that it was a roller-coaster ride with its share of highs (sort of!) and lows. IMO, there were too many changes at the beginning of the season, and it took almost until mid-season before any of them began to pay dividends. Should we be shocked that some coaches will not be returning? No! Looking ahead somewhat, Trestman must by now be convinced that, while he has a very good football team, there are still some basic elements missing to bring this team to championship calibre. We have discussed ad nauseam the various peccadillos plaguing STs, the "weird" Reinebold 3-4 D, DHs... No doubt Trestman has seen all of this as well and has decided that some major changes are required.
Unfortunately, this will result in yet another shake-up in the coaching staff, at least at the major positions. I sincerely hope that the new schemes devised by the coaches will not be excessively complicated, that the players will be able to easily buy into them, and play in positions where their respective skills and talents may be best utilized. The rebuilding phase, therefore, appears to be well under way. Let us hope that this will bring us success in 2013.
One last thought. While this in many ways was a disappointing season, AC nevertheless had a good year and still played at a high level. I have no idea what his off-season decision will be. If he is back, then the transition to new O-schemes will be less of a concern. If, however, we start the 2013 with a new QB at the helm, then the transition will be major! So, the off-season activity will be one to watch indeed.