Re: Week 5- Bengals vs. Buccaneers
There was debate about Dusty and the value of a baseball manager. One topic brought up was that a good manager in any profession could be a baseball manager. It was pretty quickly debunked because of the intricate nature of the game. I however believe that the head coach of a football team's #1 priority (aside from being knowledgeable of football) is to be a good leader.
Most football coaches don't call offensive or defensive plays. There are a few, Rex Ryan comes to mind, but most rely on their coordinators to call plays. The coach is there on the sidelines to make the big decisions. For example last weeks awful play call against the Bucs was called by Brat and executed by Palmer. Marvin had ultimate veto power but he didn't call the play. It was his job to fall on the sword in order to deflect the blame.