Originally posted by SunDevilNiner79:
Greg Roman is an awesome OC but I just can't see him as a head coach. He doesn't seem to have that type of personality. I'm sure Roman will get some attention, maybe interview. But I just don't think he will get a HC job. One reason is 49ers coordinator is his first NFL coordinator job and has never proven he can get it done without Harbaugh. If I was an owner I would think Roman needs more seasoning before being a HC.
On the other hand Vic Fangio I see as likely gone to be a HC. He has tons of experience and been the DC for several NFL teams. I think Fangio is prime to become a HC.
What makes you think Fangio is "prime" to be a HC?
I think Tomsula is more likely to be given a head coaching opportunity than Fangio. Fangio is far too withdrawn, reclusive. This also isn't his first go-around in the NFL, he's never drawn serious interest at any point. He's been a defensive coordinator for 10+ years, has coached in the NFL for over 20 years. He's done a damn good job for much of that time, yet, no real interest in him being a head coach. He'd be the last guy I'd expect to catch head coaching interest. Jim Johnson was a phenomenal defensive coordinator but never really drew much interest, I think the 49ers showed some interest in him and Kiffin before they hired Erickson but they were in a nightmare scenario. Those are the only types of teams I'd expect to show Fangio attention, teams stuck at the bottom of the barrel, desperate for anyone basically. Guys like Kiffin, Jim Johnson, Fritz Shurmur, never became head coaches in the NFL and did fine as long term defensive coordinators. I'd say Fangio fits into that mold, he's a smart defensive coordinator but not the kind of guy you expect to lead a team and handle all the additional BS that goes along with being a head coach.
The whole experience excuse also doesn't hold water, not when guys like Adam Gase(is he old enough to drink yet?) are getting attention as head coaching candidates and when Dennis Allen was hired by the Raiders to be a HC after a short stint as DC. Teams seem to be focusing on bringing offensive-minded coaches in, Roman fits that mold perfectly.
[ Edited by Phoenix49ers on Dec 30, 2013 at 7:15 PM ]