Hypothetically, you can blame every decision on the top person at any organizations. In business, that is one of the reasons they make so much...they answer for everything.
The problem in assigning blame is that we are working with imperfect information concerning imperfect people in imperfect circumstances. Ergo, it can be very difficult to accurately assess or assign blame.
A few years back vs the Rams, when Montgomery returned a kick off from the end zone and he fumbled, who was to blame? The player? The ST coach? The head coach? The GM? Watching the game, in real time, I blamed the ST coach and head coach.
However, I had incomplete information. If IIRC in this particular situation, the player was told by the ST coach and HC NOT to run the ball out if goes into the end zone. Case closed, right?
Largely....except what if those same coaches are harping all week about "making plays"! "We need to make a play!" So the guy tries to make a play, resulting one the dumbest expressions coaches hear "I was just trying to make a play coach!" Arrrrgh,!!! Don't worry about making plays!!! Do your job in a manner you were taught and the plays will happen.
Now...couple that with the fact that coaches are very reluctant to throw players under the bus, so we are less likely to get full forthright information.
Placing blame isn't as easy as it seems.
So if Rodgers wanted Gute fired (which I doubt) for drafting a QB, do we really know if that is what Gute wanted. Perhaps Murphy told him to get a QB because Rodgers was getting long in the tooth,..we will never probably never know how those discussion went.
Originally Posted by: Martha Careful