yeah...agreed here. i'm on board, but i'm not stupid enough to think it's anywhere close to the consensus favorite. that not having pro experience is scaring a lot of people off and will probably scare off the FO, though it shouldn't...at least it shouldn't prevent them from even taking a hard and open minded look at him. the upside with what he does is too great to not look at him.
That is not even close to being true.
imo, it's kind of like the whole pre-draft newton discussion. he had pretty much everything you could want in a franchise QB, except experience in a "pro-style" system. what we saw, though, was that he was quite capable of handling anything throw his way (except for very inept offensive playcalling that is incredibly predictable which is what we had under davidson).
"pro-style" is a very overrated mindset and is starting to see a decline in usage at the pro level. there is no true system that is the official system of the NFL. QBs spend more time in the shotgun than ever before and many teams are using the spread and are incredibly successful with it. the game is changing...again. the mark of a great coach is being able to adapt what he does to the personnel he has and to what will make the team competitive. imo, what i've seen from chip kelly makes him no less capable of doing that than any other perspective coach the team might hire.
i think the pro-game is evolving and it's starting to look more and more like college than college will be looking like the pros. i'd rather find someone on the front end of that than on the back end which would be some old school "pro-style" HC.