I've tried to say the same thing about Tyler. Gotta wonder how this team won so much before Tyler was even a factor with the team. Some people tried to paint that as Dax as well and that was never the case. The coach is a massive downgrade. Maybe not because Armas is awful, but because he's nowhere near Marsch. Honestly don't think we'll ever have a coach as good as Marsch.
The regression of so many players is the biggest piece of evidence you have. You can spend money, but if the coach can't get guys playing their best, then that doesn't matter one bit.
We havent spent the money though. And yes, not having someone like Dax or Tyler is a big downgrade. Even pre Adams we had Dax and Felipe, which is better than struggling Davis and CCJ who is just in the first year of getting some meaningful minutes. And Felipe was available via trade as it turned out yet FO didnt do a thing. The truth is, while Armas didt do us any favors, FO is by far the biggest problem.
Everyone knew Davis is not great, Tyler needs a replacement, we have crap at the right wing, and BWP is getting old before the start of the season. Finally we got a decent winger in Sims towards the very end of the season, but havent addressed other positions and kept one of the lowest payrolls in MLS. This season is on FO first and foremost.