It is really hard to blame the coaching staff for this entire mess. I know it has been beat to death, but we have suffered an insane amount of injuries this year and that has really limited what this team can do offensively and defensively.
Defensively we have reverted back more to the bend but do not break philosophy because we have lost two out of three starting linebackers for a good amount of time, we lost our starting SS and then we lost his back up as well. Our two starting corners have missed some time and one just got put on IR. So you are not going to run a more aggressive system with back ups and free agents you sign off the street.
Offensively we are really crippled without Clark and Collie. Losing Clark shows how important he really is to this offense. He is truly Peyton safety valve out there. Sure last year we could not run the ball, but that was covered up by a pretty healthy receiving core. Now that we are missing Clark and Collie the lack of a running game makes things that much worse.
I do not think Caldwell is a great coach, but I do not think he will run this team in the ground either.