Just saw a piece on ESPN stating that cowher is headed back, urban meyer may enter pros, shanny could go to Redskins or elsewhere, holmgren already going to Cleveland. Most important, however, is that Ron Wolf may be considering coming out of retirement. You know, the guy who built the GB powerhouse, and knows everyone and his uncle in the nfl. This is a huge break for us, in that right now we have a 26 y/o owner with little of no football knowledge(for an owner, anyway), we have a GM who is famous for producing mediocrity and is in desperate need of more mentoring by...his former mentor, Ron Wolf.
We have a HC who was hopscotched from LB coach to HC , without knowledge of coaching DBs, DLs, OLs, QBs, Rbs, WRs...because he never coached anyone but LBs. This lack of asst DC, and DC training and learning is a huge problem, regardless of what kind of motivational speaker he is. Bigmike just flat out lacks experience as HC, and he badly needs to read the book on OCing, because by admission, he knows no O. Worse, bigmike's inexperience has us with a clueless OL coach, a WR coach who hasn't produced, and there are a couple other coaches that could be improved upon. Big mike as HC has no one he can turn to for advice, experience.
Think of it. In one fell swoop, with one hire, we could fix the owner problem with an expert who could advise jed. We could fix the GM job with a guy who knows football and everyone in it, and is a guy scot could go to for help. HC---maybe Wolf could help there, or maybe he would just say, get another HC and keep bigmike on in advisory/learning capacity. If bigmike remains as coach, he would have someone he could learn from. Right now he has no one, and it must get kinda lonely at times, not having any idea how to fix problems and no background to help him thru it.
I have advocated for a HOFO for several yrs now, and was sick when sean peyton went to saints, pioli got picked up, parcells got taken and loomis in N.O. was locked up by saints. We have a golden opportunity here, to land one guy who potentially could fix the 9ers where they have the biggest hole: experience and success at the top. To pass on a chance like this would be incredibly foolhardy. Let jedi jed REALLY help fix this team by hiring a world class proven HOFO. He should be flying out to see Wolf right now or sending the jet to pick him up. Maybe the guys we have in the positions now can work out. But left on their own they certainly will fail.
With a grown up on board, Wolf just might be able to put this inexperienced crew on the right track. IF he felt that wouldn't work and we needed better at GM and HC, then he would know, firsthand, the guys to talk to. Also he would be a presence, something right now we don't have. No one respects anything about our organization, nor should they, as we have nobody at the top who is responsible as well as knowledgeable. Ron Wolf could fix all that, or else get us the people we need to make it work. To not explore, immediately, the possibility of hiring Ron Wolf, would be to condemn this team to more yrs of drifting, with no real experience at the top. Heck, even jed might be able to learn something about his toy, ie, how to run it. Forget about all the holes on the OL, the passrush, the DBs, the KR and PR...fix it at the top and the rest will follow.