Originally posted by 9erfan4life:
It doesn’t matter what teams coaches got go or come from. What matters is how well a coach fits into a system.
What are you saying cause Pittsburgh picked him up he’s the best ST Coach in the land we should have never let him go and we should all be pissed.
I think he’s a good coach but wore out his welcome with the 9ers and needed to move on.
No thats NOT what I said at all. What I said, paraphrased, is Pitt has a history of EXCELLENT decisions pertaining to coaching.
Coaching is the ONE facet of the NFL that is not regulated in regards to salary (or atleast for now) and successful teams spend in the coaching department.
You don't simply let a good coach go for the sake of determining blame, which is what happened to Everest. Everest specialized in ST's. That was HIS thing. Normally position coaches that focus on a specific area and intend to remain in that area are better coaches then those who are general coaches like Shottenheimer.
Who do you want repairing your heart, a heart surgeon or your primary care physician?
A guys dedicated to a specific position or facet will ALWAYS be better then the guy looking to be a jack of all trades.
Who do you want as your OC. Marty Mornigwheig (SP?) who specializes on offense, or a guy who's spent his NFL coaching career as a jack of all trades?
I think coaching, to include ST's, is vastly underated in todays NFL and many fans are too damn ignorant to hold their teams accountable with their "meh, it's ST's who cares" or "meh it's ST's, anyone can coach ST's" attitude.