I really think that the Rizzi debate is a non-debate. I had previously posted about things that we can learn from Gase. One of the biggest points that I made was considering a coach's ability to put together a staff. Through absolutely no fault of his own, Rizzi is embedded behind the 8 ball on this aspect. Since entering the NFL, Rizzi has only coached the Dolphins. Needless to say, based on their recent track record, it is fairly obvious that the words "competent" and "genius" are not exactly the best words used to describe his fellow coworkers. Ask yourself, "Who do you think that he would bring in as coordinators?" Bowles/Vance Joseph as - D-Coordinators, not too bad, but I think that this guys will probably have better options elsewhere. Also, now would be an idea time to switch the 3-4. I think going down the aforementioned road, would result in remaining in the 4-3. Then is he going to bring in Bill Lazor to run the offense. I really think that trying to rekindle the "magic" of yesteryear would not be in the team's best interests based on the results of yesteryear. Now contrarians may argue that he wouldn't have to hire these guys. Theoretically, this is true. But this isn't the type of job that you just put on Craigslist. You want guys that you have experience with and that you are sure that you can work with. Ever work with someone who is good at their job but is toxic as a person? How about someone who doesn't listen and tends to go rouge? What about people that crumble under pressure? Putting together a staff that you do not know on a personal level is a recipe for disaster. You really want a coach to bring in his guys that can contribute to building his vision on and off the field. Another thing that fans/former players love about him is his energy. I think that this is a great attribute, but I don't think that RT failed because he wasn't fired up. Getting your team to play hard is one thing, and I do not think that HCs necessarily need to be geniuses, but I do think that they need to be able to bring in geniuses in. Again, it does have to go down as a strike against Rizzi that he doesn't have expertise in offense or defense. I think his passion is really his greatest quality, but we simply cannot put all of our eggs into this basket. We are at a crossroads. We are going to be getting the QB of the future very soon. It would be irresponsible to let someone who has been around choose the direction of the franchise just because we like him. I loath the whole, "Give him a chance mentality." I really think that if some people had it their way, Darren Rizzi would be coaching Luke Falk, and he would be throwing the ball to Isiah Ford and Drew Morgan because, ya know, we gotta give these guys chances. Who knows? Maybe Darren Rizzi is Bill Walsh. Luke Falk is obviously Tom Brady (how did you not see that coming. And Morgan and Ford are the return of Duper and Clayton. The Miami Dolphins are not the United Way. We really don't need to give chances.