I like the hire, I watched Harbaugh completely change the Ravens game plan when Jackson was drafted and Culley was a big part of that. For those that are worried about the Ravens being last in passing I will tell you no Ravens fan ever thought that we were going to win a game on Jackson's arm. In fact games where they force Jackson to throw are the stuff we have nightmares about. Even still the Ravens WRs have been able to force defenses to stay honest and let Jackson be Newton 2.0 which is his strength. I'm not worried at all about his lack of being an OC or DC because we just saw what happens when a HC tries to be the OC to. Culley has rubbed shoulders with some of the best players and coaches and they all have high praise for him.
Age doesn't bother me so much, if you have the money 65 is the new 55, hell you can't even retire at 65 any more. The fact he is a first time HC does worry me a little because the world does look different from the captain's chair no matter how long you have been a first officer and I didn't want a first time HC after the OB mess. However if they are going to hire a first time HC one that has that much experience and is that well thought might have been the way to go.
I'm glad they didn't hire EB. There are just to many red flags with him, first and foremost why has he interviewed with every team that needed a HC in the last 3 and none hired you? Then if the rumor of him wanting roster control and to be the highest paid HC are true then yeah definitely don't want him because he hasn't done anything to prove he deserves either.
Was Culley my first pick, no. Would he have been the guy I thought they would go with, no. Overall though I don't think its near as bad as everyone here is making it sound, of course didn't matter who was hired this place would crucify them before they even got in the building because thats what we do for fun around here, and I think he deserves the benefit of the doubt.
Maybe we should, I don't know let Caserio and Culley actually have a draft or sign a F/A or hire their staff or, and this is really out there, play a game before we decide the end has come.