Originally posted by LivFreeOrdIHrd9r:
If Mike Johnson turns out to be a stud at the play calling position, then why don't we replace sing with him. If he turns out to be a good play caller and saves our season. Then we should give him the job because most likely other teams will see how smart he is and his ability to bring enthusiasm to a team(this is all if he does well). In the past there have been countless former niners OC's that go to other teams to be head coaches. So if by chance he does do well and he gets a good response out of player, then it is not far fetched to give him the HC spot. But i think if we have a chance to get good coaching in like Gruden or Cower then we should take them. By the way it would be HUGE if gruden were to coach the niners.
1.) A good offensive coordinator doesn't always become a good Head Coach. Norv Turner's doing alright in San Diego now, but his track record as an OC didn't 100% correlate to the HC job.
2.) Mike Johnson is still somewhat of an unknown commodity. He's been around the league, but he's never been given a huge role until now. Most head coaching hires are guys that have been coordinators or college coaches with a good track record. One great season as an OC may or may not create enough buzz. Of course, there HAVE been guys that have never been coordinators that get promoted to HC.
If Mike Singletary were to fail, I want to bring in someone proven. Nolan and Singletary were attempts to bring in someone young and hope they become the next great coach. I'd like an innovative offensive mind though.
[ Edited by Wubbie on Oct 1, 2010 at 10:46 PM ]