- Oct 26, 2010
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So who does the offensive game planning and calls? I think that will take a hit since there is no creative caller on that side now.
I agree.. This is a comfortable choice by the saints, if it is that. I just commented the same above... they need some new offensive brain in the building.Remember, this is apparently the Bears canceling the interview, not Dennis Allen initiating the cancelation.
I don't know guys, good coaches have succeeded in Oakland, no matter the issues with the Davis family. I think DA is a good coordinator, but I'm in no way convinced he's head coach material. I think he had more than enough time to prove himself there. If he is HC material then why aren't more teams beating down the door for interviews? I find it suspect that we're the only ones (well, and the Bears -- before they canceled the interview because they found their guy already) who seem to hold him in such high esteem.
If the Saints are indeed going with Allen as HC, then they need to bring in some fresh perspective for the offense. I'm in no way sold on keeping Carmichael on as THE guy in charge of the offense. At least bring Brady in as a co-coordinator and assistant HC to give him some more experience, and move Nielsen (sp?) to DC.
Yeah, comparing his Oakland situation isn't fair. Let's go DAHe had zero chance in Oakland. He got the job while they were trying to clear the terrible cap situation Al Davis and Reggie McKenzie put them in. That took 2 years and just as they were finally able to start rebuilding Allen got fired. He should have been given at least one year to show what he could do with a rebuilding team once they had the space and draft picks to work with.
Once upon a time, the Saints hired a head coach that excited about 95% of the fan base. Took about a decade to recover from it.This can be an endearing quality about us Saints fans, but we sure do love reclamation projects when they're with the team. If Dennis Allen was on some other team's staff, we wouldn't want anything to do with him as a HC candidate. But, whatever. I hope I'm proven wrong.
Allen will be Saints HC. It makes too much sense for the cap, the locker room, playbook/system, and the overall culture continuity.
If you're talking about Ditka and that being equivalent with today's situation and a desire to go with someone from outside the organization versus inside -- that's an apples to oranges comparison. First of all, I felt at the time it was a terrible hire by an awful, desperate GM.Once upon a time, the Saints hired a head coach that excited about 95% of the fan base. Took about a decade to recover from it.
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