Locker room rumblings like Verner in so many words hinting that the defense is too soft, or Jared Cook saying that the coaching staff essentially has no clue as to what they are doing, he said he was going to have to get assurances from the coaching staff before he signs any long term deal....Chris Johnson was very concerned in the same way. That doesn't exactly put the staff in a very favorable light. Are there any other organizations that find their players feeling that same way? If that's not enough, what about our GM going out of his way to tell us that the team has no identity or direction....To me, and I know not everyone agrees, that responsibility falls on no one but the HC. Couldn't disagree more on the Hasselbeck thought.....if we start him from the outset, it's an even gloomier season. But that's neither here nor there. I'm just glad he's not our starter anymore. Your last paragraph proves my point, I don't think that's how a HC should be defined. I don't see any other way of measuring his contribution, output or value other than comparing him to the best coaches in the league, especially when our team is not winning. I don't even know what "keeping the team in order" exactly means. Only when the HC is disconnected from the play of the team on the field are the coordinators the one's to look at first. I don't want my HC being completely transparent in that manner....he should shape the team, give them a direction, and an identity that is able to be clearly defined. He should have a system and hire coordinators who fit in that system, currently Munch's system is whatever the coordinators say it is. To me, that's completely contrary to the way, for example, the 49ers or Seahawks are run. If Greg Roman leaves the 49ers, Jim Harbaugh is going to run that same system that fits Kaepernick so well. If Dowell Loggains is fired we're running a completely different system subject to the coordinator we hire. I don't think that's the right way to be going about things. Because in this instance Munchak is transparent and is of no real value that is tangible on Sundays. Munch has to establish at the very least some parameters of a system that fit Locker and the rest of the personnel on the team on both sides of the ball. In the current state of the league, to ultimately be a Championship team....the HC has to be the guiding hand and have the greatest influence. There are just too many good coaches in the league currently that know exactly what they want out of their team on Sundays and know how to get it regardless of the coordinators....Munch hasn't a clue. Or at least he's been keeping it secretive for the past two years.