JSeahawks wrote: My personal opinion is that Sark is a GREAT coordinator but not necessarily head coach material.
I think Sark is a very good coach. Like Pete, he's shown a talent for going out and finding quality assistant coaches. His offense is well constructed and he makes excellent in game adjustments. He knows how to get the most out of his talent, and knows how to mold struggling players to make them great (see Chris Polk and Bishop Sankey). A politician in front of the camera- he is very likable and is very calculated / smart with how he talks to the media- also like Pete.
The problem with Sark is that he lacks vision as a recruiter. Every year he seems to be bringing in 4 star recruits at areas that were already strengths while having several critical areas of the team languish with 2 and 3 star recruits year after year after year. The offensive line has ALWAYS sucked during his time there, and it wasn't until he hired Wilcox and an ace recruiter that his defense started to not be completely terrible.
It's kind of the opposite of Pete who was a master recruiter- Pete was a guy that didn't have holes on his team anywhere after a couple recruiting classes. Even Chip Kelly did a great job despite some "average" recruiting classes on paper. Chip Kelly was a man with a plan during the offseason- one of the reasons I'm a believer that he'll succeed in the NFL. For Sark to take the next step, he needs to either become a top recruiter nationally like Pete Carroll or Jim Mora or at least be much more clever about how he recruits, like Chip Kelly did.