I honestly always thought that the HC gave input as to who should be drafted but the GM made the final decision there but when it came to gameday rosters the HC was the guy deciding who stayed and who got cut. Well for the most part anyway, I mean I know that high round picks or big $$$ free agents arent getting cut for a couple years no matter how much they suck but bottom of the roster guys and the one that has to coach on Sundays doesn't even get to decide that? Maybe I simply knew nothing about the inner workings of an NFL team, but watching Hard Knocks last night I was just a wtf moment for me. When I saw the ST's coach basically telling Ireland we needed to keep Marlon Moore because he's our best special teamer and Ireland just said he couldn't answer his question whether or not they were going to keep him all the while Philbin is sitting there not saying a word I was like HUH?
Is this normal practice for NFL franchises or do HC's normally have a big say in gameday rosters? I mean I would figure that the guy who's on the field watching them practice every day and you know... Coaching would be the one to decide who can play and who's worthless. But then again I guess it wouldn't work out if the HC was cutting everyone the GM picked up either but my god... I think the HC should have some say at least but just from watching hard knocks it sure doesn't seem like Philbin does.