[QUOTE=NY's stepchild;4499751]Sorry but Herm was a perfect example of a head coach that didn't coach the offense or the defense. I'd much rather have a head coach that coaches one side, and a strong self starter on the other side that doesn't need his hand held. Of course you need one guy to be accountable, and make the final decision, He also needs to choos the right OC for his philosophy, but if it's his full time job to be a figurehead then he'll only be as good as his coordinators are. Rex needs to run this defense, and spend less time having meetings, and press conferences.[/QUOTE]
But you said the head coach is overrated, not whether or not he coaches offense/defense. There is no way the head coach is overrated. I agree with you that a head coach can be stronger as a former coordinator.
Herm is a perfect example of why the head coach is not overrated. Eventually, the "stuff" Herm was selling, the team was no longer buying, and he became transparent and predictable, and needed to go in a big way.
Also, I don't get your comment about Rex needing less time for meetings and PC's? You DO realize PC's are an NFL policy, he is mandated to have those press conferences. If anything, we've seen that Rex has shifted his schedule to have those mandated PC's around the additional time he wants to be in the classroom and in front of his team away from the media.