Is he limiting the offenses potential?
Yea, I'm open to that idea.
Is he crushing our offense and preventing us from making the playoffs?
I think the biggest offensive priority this off-season (even more than fixing the dropped passes) is fixing the OL. Clearly the OL was a major issue this year and a major reason for a lot of the offensive ineptitude.
If it weren't for Joe being able to get better at evading the pass rush he would have been sacked A LOT more this year than last. Eli Manning has a below average OL that was starting a ton of folks out of position (namely at LT) and he was sacked less than Flacco was.
I don't know why people are saying we're automatically gonna miss the play off's if we keep Cam. I would hate for him to return, but after two 12-4 seasons on the trot why would we suddenly NOT make the play off's? Our defense is always good enough to keep us in games regardless of how vanilla the offense is.
I do think if this team want to finally make the SB, we should start off by indeed not resigning Cam. Some of you seem to forget that it's not a case of firing him since his contract is up. He can even make that own choice by returning or not, or going some where else (please steelers or browns!). We don't need a QB coach if we actually get a capable offensive coordinator who is QB friendly. The problem with putting Joe in the shotgun all the time, is that we have invested a lot around our run game. Vonta Leach is the highest paid full back in the league, Rice is about to get big money, and our offensive line is built for run blocking not pass blocking.
Funny how people don't take into account the level of talents this team have and always give Harbaugh a pass.
If we bring in a new OC, who is to say that we will all of a sudden be a better Offense? If you look at the good teams and offenses, it's all about stability. Can Cam get better and do things a little differently? Yes and I hope he does.
i don't think bringing a new OC is as good of an idea as everyone thinks. Look at how many young qb's have had multiple OC and growth was stunted (Jason Campbell, Alex Smith, soon to be Matt Ryan, Sam Bradford, Mark Sanchez)
If they keep Cam, Flacco would have to had signed off on it. So as much as we should blame Harbaugh, if Joe is happy about I don't see the problem.
read this same exact article on a couple other sites. Not sure if they are copying MP or the other way around. http://www.mercedsunstar.com/2012/01...avens-but.html