I just don't get the stubborn "give Koetter another year" idea.
He was hired on the strength of his offense, and his offense is inconsistent at best and flat out terrible at times.
Things were looking solid and promising at the end of last season, and this season it pretty much looks like a dumpster fire. Again, if he manages to figure out how to straighten the keel and turn the team around in the back half, I'm fine with another season - but less than 7 wins is a pretty terrible step back after the off-season pieces were added.
Plenty of coaches were let go after two seasons and it ended up being a good thing. Sure, plenty of coaches were let go after two season and it ended up being a bad thing, but the length of time you hold on to the head coach certainly doesn't spell success or failure.
If that premise were true, I must have missed all those Lombardis and playoff wins Marvin Lewis scored.