I haven’t heard what Tate was offered but I did hear that it was below market value. If I recall I think Tate confirmed that. Regardless … what I was hearing was Tate was unhappy with MP… mainly he felt that nothing he did made MP happy. Apparently MP was in his ass pretty hard (all the time) and Tate was crying to anyone who would listen. In Tates case I think the head coach drove Tate out of DET. I think BQ felt the divide and decided to get what he could. I think BQ knew it wasn’t mendable.
In Diggs case. He stood up to MP and MP didn’t like it and decided to ship him out. I think a better HC would have been more open to listening and would have worked through it as a professional.
In Slays case (I have heard a lot) - Slay really wants to stay in DET. He’s not afraid to voice his opinions about staying, leaving or the coaching situation. He’s been pretty open. But Slay ultimately feels he’s earned some respect. He feels that the coaching staff doesn’t really respect its players. So he’s taking the stance of “show me you respect us” (me) and pay me. I think it would go a long way towards mending things in DET if they did but I fear they won’t.
For me as a fan I hear the HC is at odds with multiple players. Mostly the most vocal ones. That he disrespects them and at the first sign of friction he sends them packing.
Personally I think good coaches are good at managing multiple personalities. They are good at building a team atmosphere. They are good at adjusting their scheme to fit their players.
I think MP is too rigid for an NFL HC. We see this in his actions on how he manages his roster and players. If someone doesn’t fit his scheme perfectly than he’s not changing the scheme. He’s changing the player. If a player speaks out or disagrees with his approach than that player is sent packing. MP is pretty stubborn and like Josh McDaniels I do not think he was ready to be a NFL HC. He would probably succeed as a college HC
Think about the reporter incident and how MP reacted towards that reporter. That is who he is.
That’s mainly why I’ve lost most of my hope in BQ and MP.
With that said … I’ve heard MP has learned from his earlier mistakes and had improved his approach towards players last year. But it maybe too little too late. I guess time will tell.