Originally posted by pupsingh:
Originally posted by jreff22:
Patrick Willis's greatness alone>>> then JTO's suckage...nuff said
You do realize that it was McCloughan's call to draft Willis, right? He said he basically stood up on the war room desk and insisted that we were drafting Willis, and that there was not going to be any question about it. Nolan and some other coaches wanted to go another direction, but McCloughan wasn't having any of that. The rest is history.
Nolan brought us some great players. There's no doubt about that. He also brought in some hacks, though, and wasn't a very good HC out on the field. Ultimately I think the latter was his downfall.