Originally Posted by Star Guard_31
I'm not kidding at all.
As I stated in my first post on this topic, I do not believe that merely playing in the NFL qualifies someone to become a head coach. I also accept it's possible for someone who has never played football at even the high school level to become a head coach, see Todd Haley.
Todd Haley would be an exception in that he may not have played (I don't know if he did or not) but not an exception in that he likely spent as much time around the game as someone who did play. He probably spent more when you consider his father was working as the Director of Player Personnel for the Steelers since Todd was 3-4 years old and did so until Todd was in his 20s.
I'm not sure Haley helps your argument that people who don't play can become coaches. I suppose if we were to hang to the technicality of it it would but when you actually look at the practical nature of growing up with a father who works for an NFL organization all your life. The guy was raised in the NFL.
If that's the extent of people who don't play but turn out to be coaches, it really doesn't change anything because those situations are so rare that they might as well not be considered at all.