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If Greg Roman gets the job as Eagles’ head coach — or anyone’s head coach — will that be bad or good for the 49ers?

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  1. RednGold1

    Please hold the question ’til after Roman is gone. (I don’t think he’s leaving.)

    December 31st, 2012 7:17 pm

  2. Neal

    I don’t get it Lowell, he is not a good offensive coordinator, yes a good thing.

    December 31st, 2012 8:27 pm

  3. Joe H.

    Is the problem all Greg Roman? I see a lot of individual mistakes on the field all the time. Akers is not Greg Roman’s fault. Colin throws an interception, that’s not Roman’s fault. Holding penalty? Unsportsmanlike Penalties, etc.

    I know that sometimes those line plunges with Frank Gore up the middle not getting too much seems like a tad too conservative of a call, but there is more to the game at that level. You have to “soften” up the middle; probe different players for weak spots.. or maybe Frank Gore is getting tired. The loss of Kendall Hunter has taken a toll on Frank.

    You’re right about LaMichael James being a pint-sized running back. He’s not threat in the NFL that he was in college.

    Both Harbaughs 1st and 2nd draft picks last year are probably busts.

    Gonna lose Alex Smith to the Jets and have zero decent back up if Colin K. gets injured while scrambling next year.

    Rookie head coach mistakes.

    Kudos to Crabtree, he is playing top-notch.

    December 31st, 2012 8:30 pm

  4. RC

    You may find this hard to believe…. But maybe football people might hold Greg Roman in higher regard than you do Lowell, Perhaps your off in your assessment of his ability, needless to say your football IQ might not be the same as someone who’s job is it is to actually make football decisions.

    December 31st, 2012 9:48 pm

  5. Dennis

    It won’t be bad if we can get Norv Turner. I hear he is looking for work. He is probably the best OC out there. It would be an upgrade.

    December 31st, 2012 11:22 pm

  6. DC

    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.

    January 1st, 2013 1:39 am

  7. Johnc

    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.

    January 1st, 2013 2:02 am

  8. Streetglide

    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.

    January 1st, 2013 7:05 am

  9. Rob

    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
    conservative.

    Happy New Year, Lowell and blogging friends.

    January 1st, 2013 7:48 am

  10. lameduck

    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…

    January 1st, 2013 9:25 am

  11. rkshanny

    Good!

    January 1st, 2013 9:37 am

  12. Stan

    Stanford hasn’t missed him.

    January 1st, 2013 11:44 am

  13. Stan

    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.

    January 1st, 2013 11:51 am

  14. Bob In Portland

    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.

    January 1st, 2013 12:42 pm

  15. Matt in Newark

    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.

    January 1st, 2013 12:54 pm

  16. Mike from Philly

    Roman?!
    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).

    January 1st, 2013 1:32 pm

  17. Stan

    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.

    January 1st, 2013 1:38 pm

  18. Stan

    Od,that OC stinks!

    January 1st, 2013 1:40 pm

  19. gary

    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

    January 1st, 2013 7:26 pm

  20. htwaits

    This gathering is clearly the “hot stove league of football”.

    Why not finish the season?

    January 1st, 2013 11:16 pm

  21. Brodie2Washington

    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.

    January 3rd, 2013 9:57 am

  22. Human Being

    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.

    January 3rd, 2013 12:13 pm

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