Interesting quotes from the article
One starter, who requested anonymity, agreed with that assessment, saying Spurrier appears outmatched in the NFL because of a reluctance to revamp his system.
Is Spurrier losing the team?
Another player, while requesting anonymity, said that team leaders have been the biggest culprits. The same Redskin said that the only one who has a right to criticize Spurrier is Ramsey.
"I think the inexperience of their running backs hurt them," said Cowboys safety Darren Woodson, who had one sack
"He's the type of coach who lets guys do their thing," said right guard Randy Thomas. "It was working fine when we were 3-1. People are only questioning him because we're struggling. But I put it on the players: We're professionals."
When Spurrier addresses the media, he uses a calm, plain-spoken manner that belies the complexity of his system. It's a habit that endeared Spurrier to Gator fans and much of the college football media. But as the losses mount, Spurrier truly seems at a loss to stop the slide.
"People confuse his personality with football knowledge," Theismann said. "Steve knows exactly what he wants to do. The question is, can it work at this level? And the answer to that at this point is: not very well."