Whatever Command just said...is what I meant. The "why" of it puzzles me, because thanks to jH and esp Trent, we have talent galore, and guys sitting on the bench come in and they are starters too. So where do you look for the ""why" or maybe the "what for". If you make a list of NC's questions above about RB Outlet passes, multiple read receivers, etc, ,one can only ask why not .So a while back I came up with a couple thots. One is that roman wants to establish something HIS way or the hiway, and by God, if it doesn't fit his plans, then we don't use it. I feel like he thinks of WCO as a dirty word. He wants to win with the big ball football.
Well, I guess if you look at the Cards game, that is how we won...well maybe with a little help from frank on that fascinating 89 yd 18 play drive(I've never seen one before). But the balance of the game was big ball..ie, go long and go strong.
Like NC said, you either win big or you get your nutz toasted...like up in SEA. Here against a vastly less talented team, we beat them worse than the score suggests. But like they say, a W is a W. It is the INDY, the SEA games that you have to win, and with roman's one receiver offense, you don't win that way. You have to beat the great teams with the WCO now, like it or not. So what's the deal with Roman? Simply, I think he is trying to make a name for himself, and winning the big ones be damned. In college, at U of Texas, you have to have a winning season AND you have to beat OKLAHOMA every yr in Dallas. Coach Mack Brown had his career at an end if he didn't win that game. I think roman has a college mentality where you win most of your games, but if you don't win it all, jeez, you did win 11, maybe 12 games. And no college coach gets fired with 11 or 12 wins.
Therefore, I believe roman's offense is designed to always win 10, maybe 11 or 12 games....BUT THAT IS IT. He isn't really thinking SB, he is a college coach thinking WINNING SEASON. So what if we lost to INDY and SEA? We get our 10-12 wins, and it is a winning yr. That is what I think roman is about. Having a routinely winning yr, and knowing that some of those we are going to lose with the no progression offense . So if we win it all this yr, it will be in spite of roman, not because of him. The only answer I see is dumping roman and getting someone with an outlook like the OC for AZ (Ken Whisenhunt), a former HC himself. He would be my ideal pick for an OC. I cannot see roman being asked back here next yr, even if we have a winning season. Because that is all he wants. More Ws than Ls. I don't think SB even crosses his mind.
This may be a very simplistic view of why we need to jettison some baggage that is keeping us from going to the SB. My first choice for OC is Coach H. He has all the tools, and is smart , clever. Right now he is letting roman run things but at end of yr he is going to wonder why aren't we in the SB? And my answer is his right hand man, roman. So GO ROMAN....GO VERY FAR, FAR AWAY. As to the question , is he good? I would say if you want more Ws than Ls yes.
If you want the SB, NO WAY. May be sacrilege, but I cannot wait til he is gone.
[ Edited by pasodoc9er on Oct 16, 2013 at 5:29 PM ]