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Kissing Suzy Kolber has said it better than I possibly could.  Please go there and bow down to the genius that is KSK. But come back, because I have more to say. And while not as funny, it is important.

And if you want a no less frantic, but perhaps more content oriented version of events go here and here at Hog’s Haven and here at the Curly R. Trust me.  No cats were harmed in the making of the Curly R post. Again come back, there’s new stuff here, but you need to know that first.

Back?  OK. You had most of my thoughts on this yesterday, but I want to add this– if we don’t hear about a hiring today (and we might), don’t expect to hear one until the Tuesday or Wednesday after the Super Bowl.

Snyder won’t want to give up the inevitable publicity that will come from the announcement and if he does it on a Friday, he misses the newscycle. It is a long held tradition and tactic in politics that Friday is “garbage day.”  It is the day when you announce the unpopular things you do (you know, most of the crappy stuff you have to do to run a government) because no one reads the Saturday papers and there isn’t a Saturday morning news cycle on TV.  In other words, people only have Friday to talk about it.

Combine that with next week being Super Bowl week and every major reporter is in Arizona, it would be pointless to announce next week.  The press conference would look like an Air Supply concert.  For those who don’t remember them, don’t worry.  It only makes the point better for me.

So, it is either Fassel or Williams today, or ten more days to bumble our way into Art Shell or Dennis Green. 

By the way, it seems clear that Al Saunders is gone, which means there is no continuity issue left here.  And before it gets lost in the shuffle, I suspect there are other people we need to say good bye to. 

Goodbye Al, but also goodbye Joe Bugel.  We need a new offensive line coach, and this is very sad to me.  While Joe’s new nickname of the Dirtbags never caught on, this line was good even when it was hurt.  We owe many of our losses in the middle of this season to the o-line injuries, but we owe many of our late season wins on the fact that Joe was able to cobble together this makeshift line and give Campbell and Collins a chance to throw back there.

Goodbye, Don Breaux. I honestly don’t know what you did for the team by the end, but I’ll miss your hair on the sidelines at games.

Goodbye, Jack Burns.  You came to us as an aging QB coach, and then got moved to the mysterious role of “offensive assistant.” We don’t know what you did, but we’re sure you got paid well for it.

Goodbye, Ritchie Pettibone.  I know you weren’t on this staff, but I’ll miss you anyway, and someone should remind people of how important you were to our three championships.  I’m sorry it didn’t work out better for you as a head coach.

Goodbye, Coach Janky Spanky. You were by far the most important member of the staff, and we know the humorless Jim Fassel won’t keep you on board. We hope the Cowboys hire you (but not CP) to replace Tony Sporano.

Good bye, gentle readers.  More later today.

-DW

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  • http://aol Frank Digiacomo

    It seems Dan Snyder wants to move back 4 years and start all over again. Hiring Williams is a no brainer – but then again Snyder has never been certified to being smart, only lucky in making money. come one Dan – sign Williams and get it over with

  • gehenna

    I agree. It seems absurd to rebuild at this stage when you can hire Williams relatively seamlessly and move on for another year.  Then, if he’s still unhappy, he can rebuild on his own terms rather than being forced to scramble together at the last second like he’s doing this year.