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The Head Coach vs. the Interim Coach
excellent read on the role and nuances of the head coach and the challenges of interiming..

After Bill Walsh retired from the Forty Niners, Ronnie Lott said, off the cuff, that it was like Darth Vader had left the building. It wasn’t an insult, but a statement of fact...

...Before Aaron Kromer became the Saints interim-interim coach, he was the offensive line coach. Before that he was the running backs coach. If there was a zone blocking scheme, Kromer’s job was to make sure the tailback knew who everyone was blocking. If one defender was being double-teamed, then the tailback had to know when and where that double team would occur.

Those details are easily lost amid the heated chaos of competition. In their haste to execute the play, an offensive tackle and guard might take a one-and-a-half yard split in between one another. But if the play calls for a one yard split, that half a yard may be all a defensive tackle needs to beat that double team. That’s why a little prompting is in order.

Perhaps Kromer still does this for the Saints offense, but he either doesn’t have time or isn’t as attuned the Saints defense. The overlooking of miniscule detail leads to disaster.

Baton Rouge
Member since Sep 2009
9882 posts

re: The Head Coach vs. the Interim Coach
It's awful.

Not only is our Head Coach gone, but Vitt is too. There are so many responsibilities on this team going unfulfilled, and it's not anyone's fault, there's just way too much stuff to do and 2 of our top guys are missing.

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