Oh, boy, Roman. Good games...bad games. Good calls...bad calls. What still smarts 4 months later is that from the 5 yd line on 2nd down he didn't have at least 4 plays to call. Instead, it was mass confusion and pandemonium, and worse, JH didn't have 4 plays to call from the 5yd line either. Had Coach Walsh been in that position he would have instantly had half a dozen plays to call immediately. Our guys, OC and HC are just green, altho I pray they finally have that out of their system. Several problems bedeviled us all yr and getting plays in on time was one. We all hated that, and by half way thru last season when it continued, enough was said that JH finally quit discussing the plays called and let Roman do it.
My preference would been to have let JH call the plays and Roman could make suggestions. It IS Coach Harbaugh's team, however. As for not having ready set plays for any goal line situation....that just blows me away. It is inconcievable that neither guy had a clue as what to call. So, say what you will about Roman, and yes he is so much better than what we have had since Coach Walsh, one would hope that he could be improved upon. Actually, it would really be nice if he improved upon himself. Like cc, if we lose him....well, we lose him. Again my preference is for JH to make his own calls, and have the OC run the team during the week, do the OC scut work, but Coach calls the O during the game. I would like that a lot better. It also allows for an OC to leave and the team doesn't notice it that much because JH is calling the O anyway.
Does anybody really think the Patriots got thrown upside down every time an OC left to be HC elsewhere? No, and it shouldn't be that way here either. Recall when noln was HC and GM(good Lord!), when his OC left( and good ones do for HC slots, Norv , for example), every yr we had an OC of the yr....and our O was horrendous. I think having an OC call the game is not a good idea, rather the OC should do what he can to help the HC and let the HC call the game plays. That way if you lose an OC, it doesn't matter. But that is just a personal opinion. As for Roman, if he leaves we will do just fine. If he stays, that's fine too...I just want to see our HC call the plays. That is why...your HC should be an OC....and NOT a former DC. It is also why I was so excited about having JH as HC. Having 2 DCs, noln and BM as HC just didn't work because they knew no O. Coach H does.