Originally Posted by SAR I
Tannenbaum has done this before. When he knows the head coach is leaving and he wants to retain one side of the ball over another. He did this when Mangini left, he extended and kept Schottenheimer even though the HC job was about to be vacant.
If Mike offered an extension to Pettine yesterday, it leads me to believe that he is trying to retain all of Ryan's staff so that we have consistently decent play on the defensive side of the ball. Then his plan is to go out and hire an offensive minded head coach to help us on that side of the ball.
It's the inverse of the Edwards and Mangini situations. He feels our defensive staff is top notch, go hire an offensive guru as HC and blow up that staff.
So by this rationale Norv Turner will be our next HC.