Originally Posted by chiefzilla1501
Sometimes we pay too much attention to X's and O's. Really what you're looking for are guys who know how to motivate a team. Rex Ryan is a classic example. Unbelievable with X's and O's. Terrible motivator. Mike McCarthy and John Harbaugh and Mike Tomlin -- pretty average track records before head coaching. They're all terrific coaches.
I don't Tomlin is terrific, at all. Most Steelers fans would agree.
McCarthy's done it all, from college to positional coaching to coordinator to head coach. His record was certainly better than "average". The Harbaughs come from a coaching lineage and I don't think anything about Jim or John screams "average".