Don't know much about Marty but I would rather have a long term coach.
I'm a long time Marty fan, so heck yeah :)
In a way, you have to define what you want your head coach to do. Do you want him being a position coach (impossible really). Do you want him being a Coordinator by default (most coaches). Or do you want him to run the team by managing the coaches and developing a system?
The idea that the Rams are looking to hire someone for 5-10 years is part of the problem. This franchise hasn't had a head coach longer than 4 years since John Robinson. Each time they switch, it's a completely new direction pretty much and we need a new set of players with a new set of skills to match the new regime. That needs to change.
I just find it weird that apart from this forum I have not seen his name mentioned anywhere in relation to any of the open HC jobs. Maybe i haven't looked hard enough, but it's possible that age is a factor
Yes, Dick Vermeil laid a blueprint with the help of veteran, successful assistants. Guys like Mike White and Frank Gansz were invaluable. That's part of the problem- we'd need to not only hire Marty but drum up a number of quality assistants to support him. Easier said than done.
Certainly not arguing with you- as I've said, I like Schottenheimer, and your ideas make sense. I just think it's a long shot considering he hasn't even been mentioned by anyone other than us fans.
Any head coach hired would need to bring in multiple, quality coaches. The Rams basically have a OC at this point and he's on the bubble.
I wasn't saying having a coach for 10 years isn't a good thing, it's just that the Rams don't do that. The Rams need to build an overall system and when it's time to hire a GM, HC or coordinator again, he plugs into the system.
I think you all have summed up the Schottenheimer scenario pretty well:
- He knows how to build a competitive team and is one of the winningest regular season coaches in NFL history.
- In 9 of the 13 years his team made the playoffs, they were eliminated in the first round. He has never taken a team to the Super Bowl.
- At his age, it is not likely that he would be around for the long haul.
In my opinion, this could be a formula for success if he would accept a slightly more aggressive offensive coordinator and we started working on succession planning from the beginning. We don't want to just play Marty Ball for three years and then find a better game manager to take over the team he built.