Originally Posted by Micjones
The bone I'm picking is with inexperience in the role he'd be hired for.
It's not that he went from one side of the ball to the other.
The issue is not having had experience coordinating a defense.
He wasn't qualified because he didn't have that kind of experience.
Same thing with Pederson.
You can honestly say that you're in no way concerned about Pederson's lack of coordinator experience at ANY level?
You're oversimplifying quite a bit in order to make your point.
There's quite a bit of difference switching from one side of the ball to another to coordinate and moving from a position on that side up to coordinator.
Yes, in either instance you lack experience, but as a position coach
moving to a same-side coordinator you've built up, for years, your own ideas, theories, ways to teach fundamentals, and ideals on how to do things on your side of the ball. In the vast majority of cases you've spent hundreds of nights lying in bed awake discussing with yourself, "when I run this [defense/offense]..."
I guarantee that as the OL coach, Castillo wasn't nearly as steeped in that mindset, and rather just thought he could do it pretty good, given time and players.