Sorry, not buying that excuse.
Even if you want to claim Caldwell was forced on him, which players were “Caldwell guys” that don’t fit in the new scheme? Can you name them?
He’s spent almost all of his draft and FA capital churning through the OL, with mixed results. None of the OL he brought in were “Caldwell guys” who won’t fit in the new scheme we’re running. WE’RE RUNNING THE SAME DAMN SCHEME. Who decided we were doing that? Oh right, Bob Quinn. So on offense, we’ve had continuity, and that excuse doesn’t hold water.
What’s the excuse for the state of the defensive front after three offseasons? For the quality of our LB corps? For our starting corners?
That’s ALL on Bob Quinn. The defensive roster you see on this team is the one he’s built over the last three years. It’s not remotely competitive, and there has been zero urgency to make it competitive.
Sorry, after three offseasons, you don’t get those excuses. Bob Quinn owns this roster. This is the team he spent three years building.