Originally posted by Phoenix49ers:
Originally posted by NinerGM:
Well I have to give it JH - he's great at recruiting coaches. Jim Leavitt, Fangio, Donnatell, - all those folks are seriously legit and Donatell ran Green Bay's entire defense for s stint during their height. And was smart to keep Tomsula.
It's the offense I'm concerned about. Drevno is leaving and that leaves us with Solari who I think is OK. I know Solari is well respected and was a McKittrick disciple but he's been here since the Jimmy Raye days and I just don't think we're that much better at pass-blocking. I prefer zone schemes and he's more a man specialist. I guess better for the running game. I thought the addition of Drevno was critical. Geep Chryst - meh. I don't even know WHO the WR coach is and I know he's done an abysmal job. Roman and Mangini. The offensive staff is pretty weaksauce if you asked me.
Notice how all those guys are on the defensive side of the ball? His defensive coaching staff is excellent, as far as the offensive coaching staff, I'm not especially sold on any of them. I haven't seen any stellar improvement or even slight improvement at OL, WR, RB, even TE, nothing to write home about at least.
You know I am just now looking at that and noticing it!
Leavitt was rumored to be a NFL HC candidate before Harbaugh came around, at the very least a coordinator. I remember when he was hired - it was coup that he came to us as a LB coach. Previous to that he was a HC at USF - (Uof Southern Florida) and has 30 years of coaching experience. We wonder why our LB corps is so stellar and is the best in the NFL? Look who's coaching those guys. No one on the offensive side even comes close to this - maybe Solari.
I completely agree - the offensive side of the ball I really think if was somewhat on par with the defense, this thread wouldn't be necessary AT ALL.
I'm not saying that JH is terrible, but looks to me he really doesn't have anyone on staff that can really challenge or even advise him on the offensive side of the ball. I think Mangini was a shot in the dark and was available and possibly why he was brought in to help the offense. JH needs some more advice/consultation to help him out on offense. He needs a offensive coaching vet to help him out. It's clear it's not Roman if every play needs to be polled then approved.
So to the OP who has the question .... Greg Roman is he really good?
I'd say not enough for even JH in terms of what/where he would like to take the team. I thought all along that Mangini was a possible replacement/indictment of Fangio if Fangio should leave. It's not - it's an indictment of the offensive coaching staff. Wow. Never looked at it like that. This is where I think he needs to lean on Baalke to help him find some coaches out there who can advise. Even Mariucci had BW as a "consultant" LOL. I loved that title. BW - lol - a "consultant".
[ Edited by NinerGM on Feb 6, 2014 at 9:59 AM ]