Originally Posted by SoCalBronco
The fact that they go over it alot may or may not mean that a particular system is complicated. I do not think it is that really since every team in the league prepares heavily. In the NFL, every staff works close to 100 hour work weeks and when they get a chance to work with the players on Wed, Thurs and Fri, naturally, you want to make your guys as prepared as possible for Sunday. Its pro football, Bill. This isnt like college ball where the NCAA mandates that coaches and players can interact for a maximum of 20 hours per week, i believe. Everyone in the league has meetings in the morning and then practices and then meetings again with film study. Everyone works hard whether the system is complicated or not. So the fact that they are going over it doesnt necessarily mean the system is harder than the next one or the past one.
As to your second point, yes I agree, there is some upper hand of sorts to be gained when you have had the same coach and same system and same QB. Okay, Lelie has had the same offensive system for 3 years, although each year I believe every offensive staff tweaks their system after studying the teams that finished very high in offense to see what wrinkles they can add, so all offenses change to an extent. I still think for the most part the systems are more or less static but there are some changes with the new wrinkles each year. As I pointed out earlier, although some deeper routes may have been emphasized in 2003 for Oakland, I still think the same base system was used because I recognized alot of the play names when I saw that thing where they were wired. As to position coaches as I said, Lelie actually had his change from Dorrell to Watson while Porter has had Fred Biletnikoff the whole time. Porter has had more or less just Gannon and Collins. That's two. Gannon was a fine QB and Collins is a good QB at the deep balls although average in other respects. Lelie had Griese and Plummer, both QB who you have bashed and criticized.
You conviently left out Marques Tuiasoppo, Rick Mirer, Rob Johnson, and Tee Martin
The position coaching doesnt really matter as much as continuity at qb and scheme IMO.