Originally posted by NCommand:True...I think the orginal point was that every play call is signed off by Harnaugh himself before going into CK (although, this is an assumption TMBK).
The other issue is that if the passing calls change dramatically, we'll know Roman WAS the primary issue. Also, if Roman was so renowned, why has Harbaugh been assisting more with play calling and why is he going to call more next year?
Like I said all along, I've been hoping Baalke steps in at some point and relieves Roman and hires a true OC who can utilize all of our weapons consistently and is much more well-rounded and experienced...perhaps a better QB coach as well and I hope Baalke turns the offense completely over to this OC (like how the DC is totally left up to Fangio)...this way, Harbaugh can focus on JUST coaching and developing his young QB and the nuances of the game like time management and situational awareness. I can dream...right?
The article was speaking about the future. It clearly indicated, rightly or wrongly, that Harbaugh will be more active in setting the passing scheme and the play calling.
Your dreams of Baalke forcing a change at offensive coordinator seem to be well just dreams.
First, we have no indication that Baalke had anything to do with the presumed independence of Fangio. My understanding is that that independence was the result of an agreement between Harbaugh and Fangio. But, my understanding is not based upon anything concrete. I do not know enough to pretend that my assumptions are more than my assumptions.
In the last year, Fangio rotated more on the defensive line and called more blitzes. Those changes might have been due to the influence of Baalke or Baalke and Harbaugh. But, the changes could have been made by Fangio by himself. My best guess, and it only a guess, that these changes were the result of a collaborative effort involving Fangio, Harbaugh, and Baalke.
Based upon the article, it seems that there is a recognized need to improve the passing scheme, passing play calls, and to improve the wide receiving corps. The article may or not be correct.
It will be interesting to see what happens in the future. In fact, I believe it will more than just interesting.