Originally posted by lamontb:
That pretty much says it all right there. Ravens o coordinator gets a job. Seattle and Denver coordinators both got jobs last year. Folks still looking into Josh McDaniels and OBrien got Texans job. And Cleveland just got shut down from Denver's o coordinator and are now still looking at Seattle's d coordinator. Seattle could have 2 d coordinators get head cocaching jobs 2 years in a row. Niners have no hires. I can't ever recall a team being this good for 3 years in a row and nobody getting a shot elsewhere. I mean Vanderbilt didn't even waste time gvivng Roman another look and went with the guy from Stanford.
A lot of what you are attributing to a lack of interest in Roman and/or 49ers assistants is for different reasons.
The Texans didn't have to wait to talk to O'Brien. Seattle and Denver's coordinators were available to be hired after the division round of the playoffs.
Vanderbilt didn't want to wait for Roman (or any other NFL coach) to be available with recruiting class in limbo.
Beyond that, while success as a coordinator will put a coach on someone's radar, it is not necessarily the determining factor...Recall how the 49ers under Nolan kept lost McCarthy despite ranking at the bottom of the league in offense and lost Turner while still averaging less than 200 yards per game passing.
Given that all of the HC jobs except the Browns were filled before the Championship games, it is pretty clear that in today's NFL, teams do not want to wait too long for other teams' assistant coaches to become available. Even as to Quinn, the Browns were the only team possibly willing to wait for the coordinator of the #1 ranked defense in the league this season.
Seems pretty clear that Harbaugh has managed to keep his coaching staff mostly intact over 3 years largely because every year the 49ers have gone deep into the playoffs.