Originally posted by communist:
How about Frazier, Nolan, Singletary? An offensive-minded coach, especially one with QB-background, simply recognizes the flaws of his QB faster, thus he can correct the way a QB is coached etc.
Nolan selected Alex, Singletary did not choose Alex but he did choose his OC and it turned out to be a poor choice. But Alex did have good offensive minds around him very early on but there is a lot more to the Alex Smith story and I'm not about to turn this into another go round about his career. Ultimately Alex wasn't a poor choice, but he also did not live up to the expectations of the #1 overall QB.
Frazier chose his OC, but Spielman chose the QB. And ultimately Frazier took the fall.
Each situation is different because it depends on who is making the personnel decisions and how much they will truly rely on the opinions of the offensive minded coaches. It won't matter who Cleveland ends up with as HC, OC or QB coach if their opinions are not valued, regarded and are heavily weighed by Lombardi and Banner when it comes time to selecting that QB (it also depends on how the draft board falls and if they can make a deal to move up should need be).
There are many variables in play and an offensive minded head coach with a QB background can still get it wrong and many have before and many will in the future. And exactly how many offensive minded coaches with QB backgrounds are out there that are truly ready and or capable of leading an NFL franchise ?