a couple of serious question. now I go back a ways. played 2 years of college ball back in the early 90's. not major college so not trying to sound like I was a stud. far from it. my question is. did you ever lose a game when you said damn, coach lost us that game? did you ever come out and play down to your opponent because the coach didn't jack you up before kickoff? I ask this because being a player I never blamed a coach for a loss. I played for coaches who got a lot of credit for the wins they had. they always gave the players the credit as most do. that said. they meant it. they would give us a game plan and we had to execute. they couldn't play on the field and that is where the games are won and lost. did we always buy into what they said? no. did that mean they lost the team? no. we knew it was on us to win or lose the game. we lost games where if we had executed what they wanted us to do, we would've won. I get the hate for tomlin. ultimately its on him. is it his fault? I will always say no. not completely. do they need staff changes? maybe but both units were in the top 10. the board is blowing up with fire him now. I just wondered if many people played at a higher level than maybe middle school football. I played for 2 hall of fame coaches and was very fortunate to do so. maybe that's why my views toward the coaches seems to be the minority. I have and will always say. players play and coaches coach. some of the best coaches in the world have had losing seasons. why? because the players weren't good. some of the most average coaches have won super bowls. Brian Billick. why? great players.