Good stuff. You know, I had this funny thought. What if Brian quit tomorrow, said he didn't want to be a distraction anymore. Or Goetz fired him immediately.Not gonna lie. In the covid shortened season of XFL 2.0, I think he did a terrific job as the QB coach to Ta'amu and Heinicke. And I think he called much better suited offenses as the OC than Gradkowski did for the Battlehawks in XFL 3.0
Gradkowski and and Becht tried to run that offense like a NFL offense. You can't do that. Because these guys (at the moment) aren't good enough to play in the NFL. IE....Hakeem Butler dropping too many passes from McCarron.
If Long had been the OC for the Battlehawks 3.0 this past season, I fully believe they would have won the championship.
I can't say if he's right for the Hawks, but he was right for the Battlehawks.
What if Kirk turned around and called up O'Keefe, Chuck Long and Glen Mason. Three guys that are sitting around but seem to still follow football (I still listen to a Minneapolis sports radio show after living there for a number of years and Mason is a great guest during football season).
Anyway, Kirk tells them he raised $300k overnight, they each get a $100k to grind from now through November. Nothing but eat, live and sleep offensive football for 60 days. No recruiting or media, just work together to put together an offense and game plan with what they have. Autonomy to run anything they want.
I think they'd probably do it. And almost without a doubt, I bet they'd come up with something more functional that we're seeing now, even when making huge changes on the fly.