Football Outsiders took a look at coaching aggressiveness as expressed by their fourth down decision making. Needless to say Caldwell didn't fare well nor did many coaches. FO wonders when it will end:
You’d think that a quick perusal of the career AI rankings showing five Super Bowl-winning coaches among the top seven would motivate more coaches to keep their punters and kickers on the sidelines. Apparently not. Analysts have also put forth many logical arguments in support of the data. If the coaches are listening, it hasn’t changed the way they approach their decision-making on game day.
I looked at Rex Ryan because I figured that was the most relevant comparison, and I wasn't very happy with what I saw.
BUT that being said, with that D and Sanchez helming the O he has a much better reason not to be aggressive than Caldwell.
Caldwell not so aggressive? WHAT?!?!
My bigger concern is that the bottom of the list had a bunch of defensive coordinators. Pagano is his own man so who knows but that wasn't exciting to see.
@psvirsky That´s been one of the areas of concern since day 1 of his hiring, yes. We have no idea right now of what he´s going to be like, but still, it would be nice if local media gave this more emphasis than it does right now. The fact that he´s "fiery" instantly makes him popular, but what matters in practical terms is how much of a risk-taker he is, not his sideline demeanor.