Surely you don't think this is all my fault?
In 2006, John Henderson was a force to be reckoned with. He and Stroud were THE dominant DT's in the NFL. Now, He's a shell of his former self, and has been for two years. Marcus Stroud missed constant practice due to microfracture surgery rehabilitation issues. He's gone now, mind you.
John Henderson missed practice continually for "personal reasons" or minor injuries. That slack treatment has gone on for too long, and it is Del Rio's fault for ever fostering that environment. This issue should've been quelled in 2007. Instead, it lasted throughout 2007, 2008, and now into the beginning of 2009! I'm a fan of Del Rio, but I have to call them like I see it, and in my view, he's to blame for this situation escalating to the level it has.
Every year, we get a player clashing with Jack, and we lose the player, pronto. Marlon McCree, Mike Peterson, Marcus Stroud, Byron Leftwich, and now possibly John Henderson. The same thing happens with asst. coaches of Del Rio. Ray Hamilton, Mike Smith, Joe DeCamilis, Gregg Williams, Donnie Henderson, and lastly, our previous offensive coordinator. What is going on, this is only over an 8 year period people!
Did anyone ever consider that maybe Del Rio has something to do with the poor chemistry in the locker-room? I support my coach, and I love Del Rio's style. I think he's a very good coach who is developing and learning to be a great coach. However, his inability to work with both asst. coaches and players has finally caused me to question whether or not he is a problem in the locker-room... Just something to consider.