Ask the Expert: Jerry Angelo

by Gary Shelton on October 22, 2015 · 0 comments

in general, NFL, Tampa Bay Bucs

Thursday, 6 a.m.

Jerry Angelo is a former personnel director for the Bucs and former general manager of the Bears. Each week, Angelo answers your questions regarding the NFL. Send your questions to with "ask the expert'' in the subject line. The most interesting question will be selected.

How much of the Seahawks' disappointing 2-4 record is because of the departure of defensive coordinator Dan Quinn to the Falcons? How much of it was the players’ reaching for extra money after two straight Super Bowls?

Losing Dan Quinn was a huge loss. That’s a given, but their defense is still very good. Russell Wilson, as good as he is (and I’m a big fan of his), is not a franchise quarterback. The real problem I see with Seattle is they can’t finish. In recent years they would constrict an opponent like a boa. They owned the fourth quarter, and any team that would contest them for it lost.

Is it talent? Is it coaching? Is it the big contracts? No one can say for the sure. All I know is they are 2-4 and they better start getting their act together.

Jay Gruden said that part of Kirk Cousins' problems were because it was windy. Do you buy this as a legitimate reason for a quarterback failure, or is someone making excuses for someone?

It’s an excuse and you know what I say about excuses. They’re for Losers. His spin is very common with coaches. They are protecting their player.

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