That's certainly not the main impression I draw from the story.
"The source indicates the crew appeared to be overwhelmed and, in a high workload environment, may not have followed the recommended procedures for re-trimming". The crew disabled the electric engine driving the stabiliser, stopping MCAS. They didn't manage to perform manual trim in the given circonstances (there was no guidance on how to perform that against strong aerodynamic forces) and they were left on their own.
They may have initially lost a few seconds, but could they have saved the aircraft with quicker action ? If flash-like reaction is necessary, isn't proper training required ?
Last Edit: Apr 11, 2019 14:28:32 GMT 1 by philidor