Originally posted by dj43:
Originally posted by AUniner:
Originally posted by sacninesixteen:
Originally posted by REALISTIC:
Originally posted by hondakillerzx:
they may have been bad but they were actually passing game/offensive coordinators not run game professionals like roman. i dont hate roman that much but i do think hes a huge reason our passing game sucks, its just not his thing. kap misses some stuff but our oline and receivers arent really helping either
I guess that one's on Harbaugh. He brought him in and he's sticking with him.
He is the head coach and he's sitting back and letting it happen.
In the end this is where the offensive failures have to lie. You can blame Roman or Kaep or anyone else for so long but if adjustments haven't been made or aren't working the Head Coach is the man to look at. It's his job to get the best personel on the field. It's his job to get the players ready. It's his job to sign off on gameplans and playcalls. He is the only one on gameday to VETO any decision made by his staff.
That said I think Jim does a great job in accepting the criticism and above all else he wants to win. If he doesn't think the guys are doing their jobs he will take steps to rectify the problem IMO. Also, he never hangs his players or staff out to dry. He accepts full responsibility for what happens on gameday.
That's fine but as HC you must also know how to fix it, and if that means changing the methodology then you change it. What we have seen from Harbaugh to this point is a strong power running attack but a college level (at best) passing attack. What we have also seen is that the better teams in the league have blunted the offense. As it stands now, this team may struggle to a 10-6, 11-5 season and a loss in the wild card game to Carolina at their place….or less.
This is true. I mentioned that is has come to the obvioius point (yet, another struggle againts a good team) now, the patterns are very clear, and Jim needs to pull a John and bring in a real WCO OC. And it will be ugly for a while and there will be turnover in personnel b/c of it. But another poster brought up an excellent point...John is removed from any OC duties on game day so he's purely looking at results. His OC is either cutting it or he isn't. Done. Whereas Jim appears to be intimately involved, not only in the sign-off of the game plan but also the calls in-game. And like others have suggested, he himself may be fully grounded in the Bo Schembechler offensive philosophy and may seriously struggle pulling the rug out from under his own feet.
So here we are...all this wasted talent and we're here b/c of nothing more than a poor marriage to an offensive system that doesn't work in the NFL (when it matters most).