Re: Mike Nolan ... Miami's genius game planner
Big Dave wrote:
I wouldn't be surprised if Nolan gets another shot as a head coach. He's probably the closest thing defensively to Bill Belichick. But, there is a difference between Nolan and Belichick as far as their time as a head coach. Belichick actually put together an 11-5 playoff team before his team sank the next year. Nolan never had a .500 season.
He got a bad rap in SF. Took over the worst team in the NFL, and missed on Alex Smith number 1.
He built a very good young defense there, and also had some good draft picks, (Frank Gore, Patrick Willis, Vernon Davis, etc.). Just missed on one guy and that's what did him in.