Would you prefer he turn the reigns over to Thurman? HCs who are former OCs are often responsible for the offensive play calling. This is really no different.
The fact that Thurman is a rookie DC and Rex knows his a$$ is on the line this year makes his decision a no brainer as far as I'm concerned.
Yes, actually. A head coaching job is a managing and mentoring position, not a "doing it" position. He should be training and mentoring Thurman to do the DC job, not taking it over himself. If Thurman is nt up for this, he should not be placed in the position.
Rex has shown a willingness to abdicate his HC role as the leader of the entire team, since he has been here. This latest revelation is more of the same.
No, I understand that he needs to be involved, but the most important contribution he can make is to change the culture of the team. No more "defensive" Offenses.
I can agree with this. The unfortunate thing is the Jets tried to open it up the year before last and it exposed the QB badly. Unless we get even a competent QB back there it doesn't matter if we open it up or play it tight we will get smacked around.
What does it say? Did you ever see him on Meet Your Opponent where he knows every answer to the most obscure football question? What does that say about his intelligence? Supposedly Bellichick is a 'student of the game', but I would call that a student of the game.