Originally posted by SnakePlissken:
Originally posted by monsterzero789:
Carroll is a champ, nuff said
Harbaugh is playing catch up from this point forth
It's a moot point, NFC West rivalry-wise you can say that, but Carroll has been in the coaching paradigm longer, and has coached longer than Harbaugh. Pete has also endured more disaster/controversy throughout the earliest parts of his career (destroying the Patriots, cheating at USC, first coach with a 7-9 winning record in the NFL) before even reaching what he had accomplished last night, and his ceiling is questionable seeing that he's pushing his mid-60s.
Harbaugh on the other hand has seen vapid success, from barely coaching a long tenure in the college ranks (turning around Stanford), to three straight NFC Championship appearances. Sure you can't count your eggs/load the basket, but it's hard not to fathom Jim eventually having more Championships than Pete in the NFL (whether he gets them with SF or another team later on).
Carroll wins the battle, but I doubt he wins the war by the end of it.
Agreed but Carroll has always been an excellent defensive coach. Some forget that he was the DC here and maintained a very crazy good D during his tenure here. I'm not surprised that Seattle's D is good - both scheme and players. Harbaugh is known for offense, yet his offense needs to EVOLVE. Hopefully he and his coaches understand this. I'm not sure what Mangini's role was this year but I don't know if it helped much. The fact we even considered Mangini coaching Kap is a problem IMHO. I want to see this team develop its talent. No excuses. More variety in schemes. Don't send Kap to another workout camp during the off-season, send him to a QB camp. Maybe I'm stating the obvious but something has to change.
No more "we lost because we didn't have the right _________________"
DB, can't cover, not fast enough
WR - speed, injury
OL - can't run block, can't pass block
QB - can't make right throw, can't read defense, miss open receivers
LB - can't stop run, no pass-rush,
FB - injury, can't catch
You're never going to have the perfect team and Super Bowl teams are rarely completely perfect.