This May Be A Crazy Idea But...

The other day I was having a conversation with someone regarding the process in which teams pick a head coach. I never understood why teams looked to coordinators as the next up-and-coming head coaches because the traits and skills necessary to be a coordinator don't necessarily translate to being a head coach.

In a thinking outside-the-box moment, I posed this question:

'If folks are comparing running a NFL team to running a business, then why doesn't a team hire someone from a business background as a head coach?'

I know. Crazy, right?

But think about it. One of the most important jobs of the head coach is hiring the right assistants -- something that's relevant in Kansas City with the additions of Charlie Weis and Romeo Crennel.

What if a team hired say, a CEO of a successful business, to be the head coach?

Yeah, no football background so it seems strange.

But a head coach is like a CEO. His job is to put people in a position to be successful. Hire the right offensive coordinator -- and this particular person would have extensive experience with hiring the right person -- and let him put his assistants in place. Hire the right defensive coordinator and do the same.

I got to thinking about this a little more after I read this post on Niners Nation. The question they pose is if you could choose an NCAA head coach to be your coach, who would it be?

I know this sounds wild -- and it is -- but on the surface it seems to, at least to a degree, make sense. If a coach isn't calling the plays on offense and defense, isn't his presence just a supplement to what the coordinators are already providing? And isn't his job at that point to basically manage his employees, like a CEO would?

I haven't fully fleshed this idea out but I will at some point because it's something I think about quite often.

Am I crazy?

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