In Which We Take A (Short) Break From Our Previously Scheduled Castillo Bashing
Posted by Derek
There's no element of fandom I dislike more than the "burn this village to save it" crowd. Five minutes after the loss, when the rest of us are just angry about that, they're already off on their tiresome crusades about how the result proves so-and-so needs to go, even if such discussions are awkward now that he's playing in Minnesota.
You won't get that here. If the defense improves enough to at least get out of the offense's way, I'll be happy, even if that potentially sets up a dumb decision next January after an early-round playoff loss. So be it.
At this point, I think I've pretty much spoken my piece regarding Castillo. If you've stopped by during the last few days, you know I thought it was a dumb decision at the time, that the past four weeks have gone a long way towards proving how dumb the decision was, and -- this is the most important part -- that even if Castillo can somehow figure out how to cobble all this talent together into a decent unit, there's little to no chance he's the best long-term answer.
So while it was fun to get back up on the horse for a week, that pretty much wraps things up around here for awhile. I'll obviously still be on Twitter and who knows, maybe we'll again see a double coincidence of a quiet work week and a soapbox-worthy development.