Friday, February 1, 2013
Super Bowl XLVII Preview - Coaching
Baltimore: John Harbaugh, Jim Caldwell, Dean Pees
San Francisco: Jim Harbaugh, Greg Roman, Vic Fangio
Baltimore: John Harbaugh 54-26, 8-4 playoffs
San Francisco: Jim Harbaugh 24-7-1, 3-1 playoffs
You've heard it all about this sibling rivalry by now. Unless you've been living in a cave for the past two weeks, you undoubtedly know that Jim and John Harbaugh will against one another in Super Bowl XLVII. It has been dubbed the "HarBowl". One of these brothers will become the seventh coach in the NFL today to have won a Super Bowl ring. This game is historic beacuse of the Harbaugh brothers no matter what the outcome is. But anyone who has siblings knows there will be no love loss in this game.
This is John Harbaugh's fifth season as the man in charge in Baltimore. He has been superb since taking over. The Ravens have won at least one playoff game in each of his five seasons. Despite all of this success, this is his first trip to the Super Bowl. He got over thump after losing two previous trips to the AFC Championship. John made one of the most gutsy moves of the season when he fired Cam Cameron as OC in early December. The play calling was handed over to Jim Caldwell who had never held that responsibility before. The move worked wonders. The Ravens offense has been clicking much better since. On the defensive side of the ball, Dean Pees calls the shots. John Harbaugh is very involved with the gameplan though, as is Ray Lewis.
Jim Harbaugh has turned everything he has touched into gold since beginning his coaching career. He started out at FCS school San Diego and turned their program completely around in three short years. That lead to an opportunity at Stanford. The Cardinal went from irrelevant to Orange Bowl champs in four years. And now in just two years, Jim has the 49ers in the Super Bowl. He has tremendous assistants too. His OC is Greg Roman. Roman was one of the hot names for Head Coaching vacancies this year. He has been very instrumental in the development of Colin Kaeprnick. The DC is Vic Fangio. Fangio has converted the 49ers D into a nasty group amongst the league's best the past couple seasons.
How do you pick between brothers? You don't. I think San Francisco has the advantage here because of the assistants. I know the Ravens have played well offensively under Caldwell, but I can't take him over Roman. And defensively Fangio has done too good of job with the 49ers. John Harbaugh is a fine coach. Jim happens to have better coaches surrounding him though.
Advantage - San Francisco
Posted by ARing43@yahoo.com at 9:29 PM