Is the team really full of so many hooligans? Based on the depth chart, this may not have any impact on the next games, but it could potentially be a further indication of management problems within the organization.
Considering that recruiting has generally not delivered the 5 star prima donna types, it seems perplexing that so many so-called lowly rated players seem to behave so selfishly. One could expect that middle of the road guys would be more team oriented than the superstars. Multiple suspensions indicate otherwise.
Or maybe it's just the coaching - managers that regularly loose employees are often part of the problem. Good managers take responsibility for their involvement in the situation, adjust their tactic and get he most from their team, even with a less than perfect employees, and even through transition periods.
Perhaps the bad behavior is an indication that the coaches are really not managing the motivational/psychological side of their job very well. 1) applying schemes that disregard player strengths shows a lack of concern for the players and must be demotivating. 2) applying so many suspensions could indicate that the players simply don't feel connected or valued.
The previous points could be interpreted as insensitive self-importance on Edsall's part as he implements his system and culture and crushes attitudes and psyches (DOB,DJ Adams,Tate) around him. Or it could be a healthy restructuring necessity. In the end, only winning will determine this, but, in the meantime, the team is losing both players and games.
Football is a tough man's game that needs leaders to be strong, but it can also involve a lot of psychology to get ultimate emotional drive into the players heads and pragmatism to find a system that puts organizational strengths at maximum value. (both especially important for teams like the Terps to win with less physical talent ) So far, it's hard to see either being successfully finessed at this point.
Maybe this is all over thinking it, but could it be that Edsall has focused so much on doing it his way above all else that, ironically, he may have actually become the most selfish person in the football organization and the least interested in observing a team first attitude? If so, is it a surprise that he has trouble getting the players to follow his team first mantra and avoid suspension?