If they are upset then show it on the field. Take someones head off, show some emotion, make a play, actually stop somebody and not be lucky you got off the field because they other team shot themselves in the foot.
Alexander is talking...? Gee what side of the ball does he play on? Oh Defense... that's right. Where are they ranked... Last? How about that Lorenzo. Where do you and the other 10 factor into Washington losing 3 games this season they should have won. Alexander and about 6 others on that side of the ball better be worried about their jobs. They've been playing like D2 players. What a joke. Shannahan is trying to light a fire under their backsides and they whine.. Somebody ought to send them some stinky cheese (which they stink) to go with that whine.
There have been defenses in the past that had a bunch of "No Names" on them that have played at a high level. Getting beat deep isn't because you don't have skill, it's because a guy makes a mental mistake. No one should ever EVER get deeper than a safety giving over the top help on a double coverage. This has happened repeatedly this season. Forget about lousy tackling and stupid penalties on both sides of the ball. A coach can harp and scream and practice not jumping offsides, but he cannot make a guy focus. That is up to the player himself. Also a coach cannot motivate a player to leave it on the field, that too is up to a player. One only need look at RG's attitude and play this season to know that yes he has talent, but he plays with heart and determination. Many of his teammates should take a seriously look in the mirror.
I'll let you guys in on something. The locals here in Charlotte for the first 8 weeks of the season have been hammering Armanti Edwards. He's a local kid that went to nearby Appalachian State. They've been pissed that Marty Hurney pulled a Vinny and traded up for this guy. He's done absolutely zero up until this week and was the last receiver to hang on to the roster. Most fans and media thought he should have been cut and he's been the 2nd most scrutinized player on the roster next to Cam. So, basically with LaFell and Gettis out, the Panthers put in the 6th string WR and he proceeds to catch an 82 yard pass against us. SIXTH string WR. An all time low for this team.
Then there is the defense that even after three years building it, isn't playing up to snuff. I get the injuries, but the staff is on the hook for the players they have and being able to coach them up.
Awwww, some of our guys feelings hurt because the coached called them out for sucking so bad on D. I feel, all of Shanny's pre-game comments were directed directly at the Defense.
If you mean in general, that question is incredibly vague. There's so many reasons a coach can get fired, but that doesn't mean continuity ISN'T important. Are you trying to argue that continuity isn't important by using the one exception with Norv, lol? Maybe Jack Del Rio with the Jags is another example to boost your point. Still, there are few.
I think the most important piece to any rebuild is the franchise QB. The guy who comes in and gets to have one right away usually is successful. The one who chooses wrong isn't. That seems to happen more so than not. Except with Norv of course. Just look at coaches like Tom Coughlin, Gary Kubiak, Sean Payton, John Harbuagh, Mike Smith, etc... Those guys came in and got their guy right away, and some of them still took years to really get their team on track. All of them came in to better situations than Mike as well. We got our QB now, I want to see what Mike can do with him for a few years.
I look at the Broncos right before Mike got canned and think he was creating something special there. Between Marshall, Cutler and Clady he had already built an offense that would've been good for years. Defensively, he had some key players in Dumervil and Bailey but needed a better coordinator. That has been his downfall and it's been the same here, but he was close. I still look at this team as being close. I don't care if it's crazy to say right now and I'm going against the tide. I really don't.