Originally Posted by SONNY WERBLIN
Rex IS Wade Phillips. Great DC, terrible HC. A HC needs lots of qualities that are not needed for someone to be a successful DC. Rex, Like Wade Phillips, does not have those qualities. It goes the other way too, I bet John Harbaugh is far better as HC than he would be as a co-ordinator.
One thing we also need to remember is that Baltimore was a "perfect storm" of a team for rex.
He never needed to worry about motivation or effort, and especially didnt have to worry about "losing the locker room" because he had arguably the greatest leader to ever play in the NFL in Ray Lewis. In addition to lewis, he had suggs and ed reed, running that locker room, so he could sit back and be a players coach.
Unfortunatley he brought Bart here to be that type of leader, but sadly for all of us, there is a HUGE difference between leading and talking trash after wins.
Any coach needs good veteran leadership to be successful along with instilling fear in the players that poor play results in a demotion. We have neither here....to continue to play shonne greene (apparently enough that he now thinks he can actually criticize OTHER players), sanchez, bart etc is a slap in the face to the entire team and is a huge part of the reason this has turned into a complete tailspin.