Our offense needs to go hand in hand with our defense, and right now our offense = transition points for the opposing team. To have a defense at the level that we want and need to be true contenders, we need a slower, more deliberate offense. Preferably inside out. We can always run at the appropriate times, instead of trying to push the pace at all costs. But that comes from the top, Mike is gonna have to realize this and want this, and most importantly, be able to coach this style....comfortably.
These are the questions the front office need to ask and make a decision on which is more important, political correctness and image (keeping the coach in place after your first playoff appearance in 7 years), or building a team from top to bottom, that WILL be perennial contenders (firing this staff and putting together one where everyone is on the same page, philosophically).