Well, the waiting remains. I figured by Tuesday we’d have made our move. But no. As the week rolls on, still no head coach to drive the Majic Bus off the cliff to Mediocre-town. Or furthur to Greatness. Whichever the case may be.
As we know the Greg Roman era is officially over as he hooks his wagon to another certified nut-job in Rex (feet-first) Ryan. The blather around the blogospheres is that Roman is getting a bad rap, as this was Harbaugh’s offensive design, and Roman merely ran it. Whatever. Truth be told the offense has been various shades of fair to poor since the Khaki Express rolled into town in 2011. The defense is and was about 3/4ths of the reason for the success of the team. My contention was that Harbaugh should have jettisoned Roman during the 2012 season. His BROTHER did it with Cam Cam, and look at that result. These last 2 seasons were more of the same inept red zone offense, 3rd down conversion rate, stale plays, and struggles getting plays in.
In lieu of actual news, here’s NFL.com’s latest NFL coaching move tracker, of which I’ve posted the Niner news.
Adam Gase, Broncos offensive coordinator
Josh McDaniels, Patriots offensive coordinator
Mike Shanahan, former Broncos andRedskins coach
Teryl Austin, Lions defensive coordinator
Dan Quinn, Seahawks defensive coordinator
Todd Bowles, Cardinals defensive coordinator
Vic Fangio, 49ers defensive coordinator
Notes: The 49ers have significant interest in McDaniels and Gase as potential quarterback tutors. Gase will have a second interview in the near future, per Rapoport. Tomsula was considered a strong internal candidate but has yet to interview for the job. The Niners will interview Gase on Tuesday for the second time, according to Rapoport.