Marvin, I am delighted we have roman for THIS yr. Don't know who we have next yr and for us, it doesn't matter. When we went thru that miserable bs of not getting plays in on time, game after game, and extending into this season( when Coach H apparently bowed out), whose fault is that? If you have the greatest playcaller in the world and he can't get the plays in on time, well, can him. Better yet, let our OC work with the O and QB during the week and let our HC be our OC on game day. That was the biggest reason I loved the signing of a HC who was also an OC and a DC. Most DCs don't get HC gigs. But successful OCs do. And like cc and sus, the late plays coming in were one thing. The last 4 plays of the SB were a fiasco. The best thing is if roman left tomorrow, we would be fine , in that JH is very capable of calling his own plays. That is why you ALWAYS want your HC to be an OC also.
As for roman's good days, there was NE...followed up 4 days later by Seahawks. So roman was capable of calling good games, but he also called some bad ones. Next yr he will be gone, and the 2 yr extension will be meaningless. Good news is our HC can step right in and call the plays. Truth be told, I wish he were calling them now. He has plenty of talent calling plays, both at Stanford and here. Is roman better than anyone since before noln? yes, but that is some mighty krappy competition. Again, glad we have roman, but he better learn how to score from the 10 yd line with 2 mins to play....because last yr he folded. We shoulda had JH calling plays then, and I feel same way now. Somehow, I wondered if there were days roman just got brain fade, or did he just have a bad day? Whatever, he has served us well , but like sus and cc, I won't shed a tear when he moves on. We got Coach Harbaugh.
What I really would like would be to have to eat these words at end of season. We'll see.