Before the press conference and before he was officially a Lions, I remember him being linked with meathead. Whatever. Energy and drive and the ability to be a performer to grab attention are good attributes for a coach.
The only reservation I have about him at this point is game management. Did he learn everything that Sean Payton had to teach? Does he have it in critical moments of games? That was Lynn’s downfall in San Diego. Is that the assistant coach’s role, Duce Staley’s, to anticipate situations before they occur and be in MCD’s ear?
Even if he’s like Caldwell and the Rocket Scientist in that regard, MCD is doing such heavy lifting for this team in other ways that I’ll forgive him in this coming year for a strategic blunder or two.