I agree wholeheartedly with the first part Ernie. I imagine Joe is aware that the combo you mention is a poor fit. There is no reason to be believe he is insincere when he says everyone is on the table. I do think his plan of assembling a more competitive roster before opening the vault to a better coach is sound for the following reasons: a) A good coach is not going to come to Detroit with its roster as presently constructed. Even Thibodeau, who is yet to take the reigns as a head coach, will wait for a better opportunity. b) There's no point spending extra dollars on a coach who is worth maybe 2-3 wins with the current roster. Best to start from a clean slate once the roster has taken shape, and you then attract higher quality coaching candidates.