My first fanpost....and maybe my last. Let me know if formatted wrong, etc.
When I was a young'un, I use to have an ornery, stubborn mule named Tom Collins (TC, how 'bout that). On our dairy farm it was my job to ride Tom C to the back pasture and milk our ancient Guernsey named Grandma (I can hear the jokes now). She had gotten so old she wouldn't come to the barn, and Dad was to sentimentally attached to sell her, so I got the duty. But......I had to ride Tom C.
Now it you thought hittin' Tom C on the butt would make him go....you'd be wrong. He'd just back up and sorta squat down. Kick him in the flanks and he'd start milling slowly in circles, looking back at you like you were an idiot. No, and I'm NOT making this up, you literally had to hit Tom C between the eyes to make him go ANYWHERE. Not hard. Just a tap. Now bein' 6 years old, I was to small to reach Tom C's head. So, I used a slender willow stick...tap him between the eyes....and off we'd go to Grandma's pasture....lickety-split.
I reckon I don't know if Coughlin is the old stubborn mule, my sentimental Dad, or worn-out Grandma. Maybe he's a mix of all three. But I do know that someone needs to get TC's attention. I think Mara, since we all agree that leadership begins at the top, should stroll into TC's office and tell him he has decided to fire Quinn, effective 27 months ago. Then walk out.
I'd wager that this would get TC's and the player's attention and things would start movin' right along again....lickety-split.
What do ya'll think?