Originally posted by cciowa:
for the millionth time,,. great players do not always make great coaches.. they think everyone should play the game the way they played it,. they do not think the same way. we do not NEED x great niner players back here. its no longer their legacy. people say this only for sentimental reasons. i have serious issues with our offensive coordinator and the only way i would stray from my theory is having rathman do the job(after he learns for a year or two behind shanny) some people think rice can all of a sudden step in and be a coach for our wide outs and that is just silly in my opinion. rice is always trying to be relevant and his ego would never stand being second fiddle to JH.
"for the millionth time...great players do not always make great coaches...". Of course that's true and whoever knows about football has seen examples of this time and time again. If you really read all
of my post, you'll see I'm not saying they do or even suggesting they do. I'm voicing an opinion of mine that some select former Niner greats from the '80s forward could make a big impact in some capacity in being more involved with the current team via coaching, special consulting occasionally, giving some advice/motivational talks to players at like positions (Lott to the DBs for example), etc., and of course getting paid for all the above since it's on their time. And, "occasionally" could just mean only once or twice a year...whatever it is, just some more involvement - would the Yorks (Denise) allow it? Select ex-Niner greats who seem like good candidates for this (based on their post-playing years hearing them talk football, talk about the Niners team and organization overall, etc.) would be, in my opinion, guys like Lott, Steve Young, Brent Jones, and yes, Jerry Rice. You and I may disagree about Rice...I do
think Rice could impart some wisdom on the WRs occasionally. I'm not proclaiming Rice and others should be full-time coaches such as Rathman is now. I just wish some of these guys mentioned could be more closely tied to the organization and I don't know why they're not (unless, again, it's either their decision or the decision of the Yorks to keep the past players at a distance from the current team). This is just something I've wondered about ever since the post-Eddie D. years.
[ Edited by LottDMontanaO on Nov 29, 2013 at 2:44 PM ]