Jerhawk wrote:I agree that there need to be a rule change where coaching vacancies shouldn't be filled until after the SuperBowl to give every coordinator an equal opportunity at the job.
Might I suggest that you do some research on this subject and come back and present the pros and cons of your suggestion.
The system in place today is considered the best solution because it balances the needs of the team looking to hire a HC with the desire of the Ass't. Coach to get an opportunity at a promotion... and as well, takes into account the needs of the team who currently has the Asst. Coach under contract.
It's not a perfect system but it pretty darn good at the balancing act.
This isn't a formal research report, this is an internet forum. But since you want research, I found a source for you. Written January 11th. If you read the above article, it states several examples of how coaches such as Chuck Pogano doesn't feel like he would've been hired as Colts coach if Baltimore wins the AFC Championship last year.
Also, with the headline of the article, how Gus Bradley and Mike McCoy get first dibs at head coacing vacancies since their teams were eliminated.
The system in place is flawed. For one, the lack of minority coaches, while it may not deal with this argument, is one problem. You claim that the system is good.
Coordinators who are on Superbowl teams right now won't get a shot at what would've been other coaching vacancies like the Cardinals or Chargers. If the 49ers were still playing, do you think it's possible that a team wouldn't want their defensive coordinator?
Also in the article, it points out that Bill O'Brian was hired by a college team while he was still O Coordinator of the Pats before the Superbowl last year.
While the BleacherReport isn't a great source, this shows that I'm not the only one who thinks that the system is flawed.