[Ed. note -- Promoted]
When HD sat down with Rogers, we knew what kind of track record he had, but after reading back through the interview, it's clear he had no clue what our track record was. When asked if he was aware of offensive struggles, he replied "To be honest with you, I really don’t know that much. Obviously we’ve got to get better on offense."
Martin's response: " I think they’ve got a little bit of a chip on their shoulder because they haven’t done as well as they wanted to, and that’s healthy."
Right off the bat, Martin recognizes that the offensive system was not working and that our players aren't happy about. That he acknowledges that I think is a huge plus. He realize our offense is in need of an overhaul.
Rogers didn't know what kind of system he wanted to install. He mentioned there would be carryover from Tranquil's offense. He threw around words about changing the tempo, West-Coast, but as an OC, he didn't seem to have a clear idea of what he wanted to do.
With Martin, that doesn't seem to be the case. It sounds like he is installing his own offense, not just some permutation of "run it up the middle." He seems confident about the vision he has for this team and about the way we are going to move the ball.
And overall, I appreciate the aggressive tone Martin has and that he's willing to acknowledge our offensive failures. With these coaching changes and new attitude, maybe we'll come out of the gate with a new swagger and more touchdowns than the squirrel.