Originally posted by Phoenix49ers:
To me the biggest value of Mangini would be someone to verbally slap Roman upside the head when he does dumb stuff, like both his gameplans against the Rams last year. Mangini, coming from a defensive perspective would understand exactly what the defense wanted the offense to do and where the defense was vulnerable, so when the Rams defensive backs are playing 10 yards off the 49ers receivers and loading up the box, Mangini would be another voice to say "um, you want try a slant or two here, not saying your plan sucks, but your plan sucks."
Excellent point. Or, "Hey, remember that guy named Vernon Davis? We might want to use him...maybe move him around a bit to create mismatches?" or..."You see how the Rams are using Amendola...moving him all over, everywhere, in motion, at various positions and destroying our defense? You know, I heard we have this AJ guy..or Patton...or Williams...or James...or Manningham...or....ah eff it!"
But seriously, Roman gets so much tunnel vision just getting a darn play in, it would be ideal to have someone who can ID the defenses we'll be playing before
we play them and properly game plan for them (avoid all the slow starts) AND be that extra set of eyes who can provide some keen insight during
the game as well.
[ Edited by NCommand on May 17, 2013 at 1:23 PM ]