Originally posted by pasodoc9er:
NC, a thot did come to mind why roman has been kept around. This is a bit bizarre, but could roman have made this so damn difficult to understand so that JH HAS TO KEEP HIM around? Like I said, I dunno, but that might explain it. Might.
Well, that's an interesting theory. Let's be honest, Roman was a running game coordinator and their song-and-dance worked pretty well at SD and Stanford with what I am assuming, top-notch talent. But it's still college. These weren't professionals where even the weakest team in the NFL can beat the best on "any given Sunday." Without a doubt, the smoke screen is over; the jumbo formations, huge # of personnel packages, 1-second-to-go snaps, pre-snap shifts and motions, the QB used as a RB, etc. It's over. It's not working. In fact, it's moving even MORE defenders into the box.
I think Jim, "may" perhaps be in a position he's never been in...he not only has to look at his #32 ranked offense but he has to look at Roman...and Mangini...and Jeep...and even himself. He needs to look at the foundation of this offense and wonder if it can not only achieve a very high level of success but maintain that success over time; that it CAN get better and better and better (and be adaptive to today's NFL defenses).
And if the reports are true internally, that Harbaugh is driving the FO mad, perhaps this is why...loyalty (and vision). After all, this IS the type of offense he subscribes too and even signs off on every Sunday. And he himself was a QB in the NFL himself. Was his offense the same back then? His Bo Schembechler subscription is well documented. This type of offense may be so firmly ingrained in his makeup now, it's hard to see anything else esp. with the "success" we've had with it.
In the end, he "may" have to go the way of his brother John and ultimately, scrap his own mindset and turn it over to a professional and proven OC.
The good news is that he isn't afraid of change IF he believes it's the right thing to do (i.e. CK from Alex). But then again, CK was his man...and so is Roman.
So, IS it the right thing to do...now? After this w/e if we lose and the game planning and play calling was a big part of the loss? After the season is over?
[ Edited by NCommand on Dec 7, 2013 at 12:34 PM ]