Has anyone ever said that Harbaugh was actually a good coach? He does everything right Monday through Saturday. On Sunday he's nothing special. He's not an offensive or defensive guy and I've never heard a team rave about a special team's coach.
A lot of people have said that he's a good coach. I mean, that's how you get good on Sunday, is being prepared properly Monday through Saturday. He has amassed quite a few wins, and he's borderline going in the HOF. Needs a few more years of winning, or a second Lombardi would about cement it.
I'm also indifferent if he stays or goes. I'd rather it be Roman the one who goes and lets get a year of Lamar with a different voice in his head.
When you hear clips of Harbs mic'd up in game though I don't know what he does on Sundays that I couldn't do. Argue with the ref. Watch the game as a spectator. Hug my guys when they do something right. Ask others if we should do something else. Ask for a timeout, or not.
I don't think a head coach has to have an NFL offensive or defensive coordinator background, or has to be the play caller like Andy Reid in order to be successful. But they have to have a feel for the game. They have to be able to understand what the offensive and defensive coordinators are trying to do so they can tell their subordinates what changes he, the head coach, wants to see. He should be able to tell them what he wants, but he's too passive and asks "what do you think we should do?" A lot. It's great for your everyday office manager to empower your employees in that fashion, make them feel important. Not on a football field where decisions are made in matters of seconds. Make them feel important Monday through Saturday. It should be a leave your feelings at the door situation when you walk into a stadium on gameday. Drop the formalities and do what it takes to win. If that means telling Roman or MacDonald you don't want to see something, or you want to see more of something else, then be the boss and do it. Apologize later.
But he is rather indecisive and that's not a good look on a coach, boss, CEO, whatever.