Originally posted by Eli_23:
By your logic, just because he has been in the league a while he is good?
I never said he was good but he doesn't suck. He's obviously been doing a good enough job to remain in the league as long as he has, and has coached up some good OL in Philadelphia.
Explain why John Harbaugh would bring him in at this point, two weeks away from going into the biggest game of his coaching career if he wasn't a good positional coach ? John knows what kind of teacher he is.
Originally posted by ads_2006:
mike nolan is still coaching
so is singletary
Mike Nolan is a good defensive coach, just wasn't a good head coach. At least on his first go round. Perhaps he does better if he ever gets a second shot or perhaps he does not. Remains to be seen if he learned from his first stint, there are a select few that do succeed or have a better stint the 2nd time around.
But as far as a defensive coach and as a positional coach, yes he is a good coach. You could make an argument for his inabilities (or deficiencies) as a defensive playcaller but that doesn't reflect his ability to coach up a defense. He has a positive track record. You don't have to like Mike Nolan, but put the biased feeling aside from his years spent here.
Hard to say with Singletary, as he may be a good positional coach, however not everything that's heard or said about Sing is positive as far as his job in Minnesota goes. He definitely is not an X's and O's guy but that doesn't mean he isn't a good positional teacher. Not sure how much longer Sing actually will coach in the NFL but he may be a fit on certain teams under certain coaches considering the fact he is not considered much of an X's and O's guy.
[ Edited by KRS-1 on Jan 23, 2013 at 11:32 AM ]