Obviously losing Stafford was the season for this team. It’s not an excuse for the rest of the team, nor for the coaching, just reality.
There are lots of examples of teams that lose QBs (not as good as Stafford) and it is a season ended. Clearly Driskel is a developmental project. One example would be the 49ers last year versus this year. Another would be the Packers without Erin, their record takes a huge dive.
This isn’t college football. The roster limits in the NFL are tight, and when you are playing without about a quarter of your starters, including one of the best QBs in the game, it is hard to win.
Lot’s of mistakes by backups that were filling in today (backup return guy, backup QB, etc). I would hope for better, but is it really reasonable to expect much better?
I’m going to hope for better, but I think the biggest problem with the team this year has been injuries. This is a close call for me though - I think the Defensive playcalling could be more aggressive. I’d point out though that some of the games where they called the most blitzes, they just were not able to get home on them - I’ve read articles breaking down the numbers.
I’m slightly in the camp of keeping the coach. They were NEVER healthy this year and were still competitive with very good teams at less that 100% earlier this year.