You have hit the nail on the head.It's clear why Gus was brought in.
He's sacked coaches before but is giving Barrett a good go at it now.
At what point he realises its a forlorn hope and irretrievable, we'll all just have to impatiently wait and hope Gus has a successful blueprint from his past experiences.
We have no other options unfortunately.
Plus there's a sense that Gus does not want the sole responsibility of making this momentus decision both for Barrett's sake and gotta say, because of the personal, strident criticism Gus will be subjected to yet again for sacking a coach.
I suspect when he took the job on he didn't imagine in his wildest dreams that the team would have had such terrible results and the fans would need to be so vocal with their disgust at our plight.
He is now confronted with the full realisation that there are drastic inherent failings in many different sections of the football dept and roster.
It's probably fair and reasonable to give him a bit more time to come up with a way forward that's financially and mentally best for all concerned.
There's so much at stake that we are best served by sensible and responsible thinking and planning in this regard.
There will be no quick results for us either on the field or off it
Gus preaches patience for a reason.