I have pretty much avoided the "fire Jim Schwartz" bandwagon this season. Not necessarily because I think he's a great coach but because I don't see anyone better out there. I don't believe Cower, Gruden, or Dungy are going to leave their cushy announcing gigs to come back into coaching. And I think it would be a mistake to hire the next hot OC/DC. I mean that's what we did with Schwartz and look where that got us. I do believe that continuity is key and a new coach will probably set us back at least a year. If it's a person with little to no head coaching experience, that set back will be more like 2-3 years as they will have a learning curve of their own.
With the stars we have in the prime of their career we need a coach who can win now. All this as led me to believe that keeping Jim Schwartz is actually the best option until I heard what is going on in Washington. I am kind of intrigued by the idea of Mike Shanahan in Detroit. He is clearly done in Washington. He has head coaching experience, has won Super bowls, and has an overall winning record. Plus I think Stafford is the type of QB he prefers to work with (rather than an option guy like RG3). I think Shannahan is a guy who could come in and win right away. What do you guys think? Am I off base here? I know he hasn't won a Superbowl in a while. Is he washed up? Has his time passed?