I always give new players and coaches the benefit of the doubt. Everyone is “decent until proven crappy” with me. They really have to show they suck before I abandon them. I do this because when you’re on my LIST, you get both barrels.
Now Mike Stock is on THE LIST. I waited. I gave him his chances. I gave him time. There is no more time and no excuses for this crap.
I think we’ve all seen enough of Frost. The guy sucks. The guy isn’t getting better. You can get him all the psychological help you can, it won’t suddenly make his foot stronger and more accurate.
Get rid of Frost. Cut him. Trade him. Can’t trade him because the deadline passed? Put HIM on special teams coverage and hope he gets injured. I’ve had enough Frost at punter.
And you have to ask how much Mike Stock had to do with the decision to get rid of Jon Ryan and bring in Frost. Did McCarthy and Thompson discuss the move with the special teams coach? I would assume so. Did Stock not get along or like Jon Ryan? Did he have a hardon for Frost? These are questions to keep in mind.
As frustrating as Frost has been, the special teams coverage has been worse. Nobody can tackle. Ever. It takes the third guy to finally bring the returner down. That’s unacceptable.
While we have had injuries and he’s had to work with a lot of backups, guess what, that’s what special teams mostly is! Backups!
How many penalties have we had that bring back big returns? Too many. On returns, ALL eyes are on the guys who might even be thinking about blocking in the back, so when they DO commit the penalty, you’re going to get flagged every time. And that “Oops, I didn’t do it!” shoulder shrug isn’t helping matters. If you do commit this unacceptable sin, go about business as usual, don’t draw attention to it. If a ref sees a guy acting guilty, he’s going to assume you were. Stop doing that.
The easiest way to fix this is to get rid of Mike Stock. He’s old and caught up in old school ways. Old School is nice and all, but this game is moving forward and you need to adapt to the times, gramps.
Enjoy Florida next year.
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