Originally posted by FredFlintstone:
Originally posted by kingairta:
I remember when we had McCarthy and GB took him. We all laughed at them. Wouldn't surprise me if Roman was the same way.
McCarthy had s**t to work with in SF, did anyone really expect him to do anything with that offense? In GB he inherited a HOF qb with a young talented qb to learn from one of the greatest with a talented offense and look what he did. If a smart organization like the packers hired McCarthy coming from such a garbage offense it tells you he's possibly the real deal, roman showed a lot of great things when Kaep took over but this year I don't know wtf he's doing, all that will change and he's guaranteed gone if the offense explodes once again in the playoffs during a deep run. Teams will be stupid not to wait until after the sb if we get there to talk to him.
IMO, the McCarthy situation differed from where Roman is in that McCarthy under defensive-minded Mike Nolan clearly had full control of the offensive design and play calling. Though McCarthy had a very limited talent level with which to work, he showed a good overall grasp of what the WCO was all about. He wasn't able to consistently demonstrate it but he showed a good understanding.
Roman, OTOH, is working for a very strong-willed offensive-minded coach who is well known for being very involved in every phase of the offense from OTAs to game day. He is even out throwing passes in team drills. Consequently, there will remain questions as to who Roman is and what is his understanding of the offense and how much of it is just a mirror of what Harbaugh imposes on him and how much is his own stuff. Is he the guy we see from game to game, or is he, can he be, someone else? In a passing league such as we now see, teams will most likely be looking for someone who can put a dynamic passing offense on the field. We have not yet seen that from Roman. He is a mirror of Harbaugh.
Last year Roman was frequently mentioned by writers as someone who would be a good HC but he got very little real interest. Perhaps it is that teams see him as just carrying the water for Harbaugh and have little depth of his own. I don't know the answer to that but it is the price one pays when they work for someone who maintains such tight control over what goes on.