Maybe I'm rewriting history here, but I don't recall much, if any, backlash wanting him fired after year 2. Year 3 there were concerns, but again I think most chalked it up to injuries and such. Year 4 things started to get really hot after the epic failure of the first 2 weeks and then by the end of the year I think even the most ardent supporters were demanding Hawk be fired. It's also worth mentioning that there weren't any people looking for Embree to be fired before the year started. There were a few that questioned the overall intelligence of the hire, but even that group wasn't talking about firing the staff because I don't think anyone saw this level of ******ness coming.