Originally Posted by DaneMcCloud
That's untrue. Both run the Erhardt/Perkins offense.
Todd fired him because of his ego.
I don't think it's ego as much as it is having a certain style and expecting to work in that style. Offensive coaches are very strong-minded when it comes to scheme. I think it's absolutely outrageous that a front office would hire an OC without any input whatsoever from the head coach. Yet another example of how laughably arrogant our front office is.
It's not like it's uncommon. McCarthy and Whisenhunt have pretty much de facto OCs. Shurmur calls plays in Cleveland. If Haley wanted strong say in play calling, the front office should have listened. Instead, for 2 years, they didn't listen to their head coach. What else is new? I would have liked to have seen how Haley would have done with a bright mind who was willing to play more of an offensive coordinator support role vs. being full-time play caller. But again, we will never know the answers to these things because Pioli didn't even try it.