If Greg Roman gets the job as Eagles’ head coach — or anyone’s head coach — will that be bad or good for the 49ers?
Roman is better than the previous knuckle-heads we had as OC. He helped make Alex Smith efficient, and he’s helped build an offense that suits Kaepernick’s skill-set. Obviously, Kaep will have to mature with time as any young QB must, so we’ll see if Roman sticks around. If he bolts, I’m sure Harbs can find someone else up to task.
I think it would be great if Roman moved on. He is the weak link in the coaching staff. I would like to see Niners pick up Skelton from Arizona as a backup once Alex departs and proves that he was what we though he was. ( a five yard pass completer)
All the quarterbacks languished over in Arizona due to getting hit 20+ times a game with no running game and no pass blocking. The GM an the entire offensive coaching staff was fired Monday except for the tight ends coach. All Arizona defensive coaches were retained.
Roman isn’t so much. Smith won’t go to the Jets. That team stinks on ice. He’d be a great fit for Pittsburg. Ben is beat up, his shelf life is getting short. Smith could watch a couple years, step in ands still be young.
You’re right. The 49ers had an awful draft last year, especially compared to that of the Seahawks and Rams. Baalke made some incredibly poor picks, with presumably the full input and support of Harbaugh.
As for Roman, I hope he does find another coaching position either at the pro or collegiate level. He’s much too
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I wonder if Colin Kap.. will get to use the same excuse about having two different OC’s in two years and how much it damaged his potential.
I guess it depends on who they get to replace Roman if he leaves.
Part of me is hoping for a reunion somewhere of Alex and Norv but I’m sure that’s not with the 9ers.
Happy New Year! Shoe issues resolved and another fine night on the town…
Stanford hasn’t missed him.
I by accident typed od rather then of as intended. Made me wonder why isn’t “od” a word? How did something so easy to say and could be so common..not be a word? Explain Lowell.
Stan, there is “odd”. There is “OD” as in too much of something. But there’s nothing similar to “ud” that I can think of except maybe “udder”.
Oh, and I think that Roman’s exit would be the most survivable coaching shift. Don’t know who’d come in to replace him, though.
DC, thank you for the reminder of the awful offensive coordinators we have had in the recent past–often directed by an awful head coach. Things could be worse.
Looking back to the past, I remember Mike Shanahan did the absolute best job with Bill Walsh’s West Coast Offense. It would be good to see an offense that can sustain and finish drives, use all of its weapons, and make adjustments on the fly.
What would be great for the Eagles and horrible for the Niners is Eastern PA guy, Vic Fangio, get the Eagles job.
Niners win the Super Bowl, it’s going to be because of the D which doesn’t get any attention because of hand shakes, QBs, and kickers (and they don’t care which is the best part).
Really Bob,it would seem to be such an easy descriptive word to be used all the time. But,the english language ignores and wastes it. “Od,I forgot my watch”..or ” Od I went up and down”.
When the 49ers went 3 out and out the last four series of the NFC championship game..4 straight!!!..not even ONE yard advanced!…that leaves the OC wide open for deserved second guessing and questions of abilities.
Od,that OC stinks!
it would be good for the 49ers, and saves JH /TB the need
to fire him. As pointed out, Norv Turner is unemployed, and
his track record as and OC is sure better than
his head coaching resume.
TB et al. cannot afford to whiff on a second draft in a row,
if we expect to stay ahead in the NFC West
This gathering is clearly the “hot stove league of football”.
Why not finish the season?
Bad news, but not catastrophic. There are quality replacements available.
Roman (and Kaeprnick) are getting alot of criticism for the inconsistent offense. I think Injuries are taking their toll. The loss of Bears game stars Manningham, Hunter and Williams are hampering the offense more then the 49ers let on.
The answer really is – none of us have a clue. The niners offense is still developing, new QB and all.
Ask this question same time, next year and we will probably have a better picture.
For now, the answer is TBD.
Lowell Cohn, retired columnist for the Santa Rosa Press Democrat, covered sports for almost 40 years and never ran out of things to say.