Why is it that every position coach, or coordinator is eligable for a head coaching job by default? As if the natural proccess to become a "head coach" is exlusively aquired through these ranks. After all, a coordinator is merely an X's and O's expert. Who says such an expert harnesses the God given ability to lead men?
I appreciate football as an institution. It has birthed many great players and coaches alike. However, the numbers show something interesting. Most coaches, and coordinators are not good at all. Most never cut it. So now, as the post season comes to a close every NFL team scrambles to play musical chairs with the coaches. Vacancies created by one's exit, creates opportunity for another.
Sometimes, all a coach needs is time, such as Bill Cower, John Fox, Jeff Fisher, etc... to make a franchise successful. In these unique cases the coach is allowed to hone his skills throughout rigorous years of bumps and bruises, culminating a playoff appearance or even a Super Bowl appearance. Don Levy has appeared in 4 straight Super Bowls. He would have been arguably the greatest coach of all time if he could have come away with victories in those games.
On the other hand, You get coaches who walk into ideal situations such as George Siefert who inherited a Super Bowl ready 49ers team. Or John Gruden who inherited Tony Dungy's Bucaneers. Or Mike Tomlin who inherited Bill Cower's powerhouse in Pittsburg. Or even Jim Harbaugh who inherited our beloved 49ers. Thanks to Nolan and Singletary, our 49ers were already alligned to accomlpish great things.
Moving forward, we will witness a flux of new faces from the collegiate level, as well as a mass shuffle amongst current coaches and coordinators. This same process is shared by the players, who are shuffled around every off-season via free agency. Add to that, all the new faces who enter the league on draft day. So many decisions to make as 32 teams go bezerk in a race to get their respective teams to the coveted Super Bowl.
What I love and hate about our 49ers current situation is, we have a great staff in place to make a dynasty run. This will only happen if our staff elects to stay here and not be lured away to other teams. Money talks though, so I expect the inevedable. Peace, Stelf Bombz.