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I want our coach to be an offense guy.  The league has changed and continues to change.  The rule changes still haven't reached their full fruition.  People are still learning how to exploit them.  And there will be more changes coming down the road as Gooddell continues his quest to turn the NFL into the NBA.  It is going to get harder and harder to succeed based off of a good defense as having a "good" defense is going to become harder and harder to achieve, and will have less and less impact as time goes on.

Dungy won with offense in IND. Bellichek with offense in NE. Being a "defense" guy doesn't mean you are a 3 yards and a cloud of dust guy. Maybe Lovie will stifle the defense, maybe he has learned but defense vs offense (see also Billick) doesn't matter in an HC.

The problem with those examples is that Lovie has had a LOT of time as a HC, and has never shown he can "win with offense".  You would think that if he was going to learn how it wouldn't take  a decade to do it.Lovie's a good guy and a good coach.  He's got a lot of good reasons for hiring him and I wouldn't be surprised or upset if we did hire him.  I just prefer a different direction that I think will have better results.  He's a "safe" pick to me.