Originally posted by 9er2k:
Greg Roman talks to the other coaches between series and comes up with a list of plays. He gives Harbaugh the play call on the sideline. Then, Harbaugh sends the call into Kaepernick. Harbaugh is the gate-keeper.
Per Matt Maiocco
Thanks for that. It appears Roman, with the bird's eye view from the booth, gets a sense of how the defense is playing the 49ers. He will then create a list with plays attacking the coverage that he thinks the opposing defense will play. The issue I see with this flow is that when Harbaugh vetoes a play, is the process of Roman giving JH another play causing the close calls with the playclock?
I would rather it be JH suggests an area/approach to attack the defense, on a drive by drive or play by play basis, then Roman (or one other person) calls the proper plays to achieve what JH suggested. If Jim is going to veto plays from Roman, then just remove Roman from the equation.