What should the Fire do with Denis Hamlett?

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Hey everybody, I have had an insanely busy last couple of days so unfortunately I wasn't able to write a full entry for this morning. However, I didn't want to leave the site blank for you guys so I thought I'd share a short -- yet loaded -- question with you all.

You can check out the poll after the jump. But for those of you who don't like to read titles, I'll give you a head's up, the question deals with Fire Head Coach Denis Hamlett's future.

I'll save my opinion on what the Fire should do with Denis for a full entry that should be coming soon but I encourage all of you to go ahead and have your say in the poll on the next page.

One thing I will say is that the Fire needs to make a decision whether or not to renew Hamlett's contract (which expired at the end of this season) quickly. If they do decide to let Hamlett go, it's imperative that a new coach is brought in quickly so he can learn the roster, gel with the players and the front office and make a mark on the team with some offseason acquisitions.

I'll try and post something this afternoon dealing with the aftermath of the Fire's season. Be sure to come by and check for it later.


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  • I'm not particularly qualified to have an opinion, but I don't think we'll win a championship with him as coach. I also think that the decision should be the same decision that would have been made if we'd lost to the Revs in the first round.

  • What 76 people voted with only 1 comment so far?
    I voted fire him immediately. He is the root of our issues.

  • If making the playoffs is good enough then we should keep him. If playing 90% of the games not to lose then keep him. But if we want anything else then he needed to go yesterday. He is the reason us supporters aren't excited about Sunday...

  • Be bold. Offer the job to John Harkes. He's irritating as hell on the air but I think he would make a good coach.

  • We need a new attitude, and a proven winner needs to come in to replace this "play not to lose" coaching philosophy.

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