Fair point. But how long does that remain a valid excuse? And I don't buy that Gray and Palmer were the best available anymore than I buy Munch was the best available HC candidate. I can't agree with this. Losing one player, aside from maybe a franchise QB, should never "destroy" a season. You nailed it. Scheme has been a big part of the problem. Palmer implemented the scheme. Munch hired Palmer. Eh, I guess? But it's not as if we were looking so hot before the injury happened either. I think it's projecting a bit to assume we'd be much better off as a team if Locker was never injured. Don't get me wrong, I'm a Locker fan. But the guy has 1 career win.