Buddy Nix finally crawled out from hiding yesterday and issued some statements. They are OBVIOUSLY in reply to my postings. 🙂
First, I’m finally happy to learn he’s not blind. He admitted that the team is an utter disaster.
He asked the fans be patient, that the rebuilding will take time.
See that’s what I still have an issue with. Buddy Nix was with the organization since January 2009. While it’s great that he’s finally doing SOMETHING in week 4 of 2010, more should have been done before the season started. A lot more.
His reasoning is that they wanted to evaluate things for themselves. Man o man. Did the man watch any game film whatsoever? I used to subscribe to the notion that “if fans were so smart, then why aren’t they GM?” Well this is one rare case where fans (and media alike) showed that they knew a lot more about the team than the “experts.”
So while we’re busy being patient while the team implodes, Buddy Nix is only now learning what he should have known long long ago.
He also addressed the Kelsay resigning. While he said that “no one is safe” on the roster, he defended his resigning of Kelsay to keep some veteran leadership. He went on to say that they realize that there is a culture of losing on the team and in the locker room, and they aim to fix it. He also alluded to knowing that Kelsay wasn’t any good!!!! Sooooooooooo. If you say no one is safe, you say you want to kill the losing culture, and you allude to the fact that Kelsay isn’t good, THEN WHY DO YOU RESIGN HIM? That action right there is what’s maintaining the losing culture.
I have a mix of emotions right now:
- Should I be happy Buddy Nix finally “gets it”?
- Should I be mad that it took Buddy Nix this long to get it?
- Should I have faith that Buddy Nix will make the right moves? He oversaw the Maybin draft pick and extended Kelsay afterall.
Well, no I’m not happy and I have no faith in Nix. I still don’t think he realizes how terrible the team really is and he doesn’t have the skill to fix it.