Valid. . . but on the other hand Tillman has a track record of hiring FOE (friends of Eric) and since I do not beleive that he and Jones have ever worked together before, that might give others such as Kavis Reed the inside track. .. time will tell.
If Jones went to Edmonton, the question is: who would be DC under him? Mark Nelson? Someone from outside the org? I don't think it's a great idea to have a HC pulling double-duty as a coordinator, no matter how involved they like to be in offense or defense. In Montreal, Trestman calls the plays, but Milanovich is the OC; same for Barker and Elizondo in Toronto. And Don Matthews had Chris Jones as DC for most of his Montreal tenure.
Who would take the job knowing that he'd be just a drone running Jones's playbook? No self-respecting football man wants to be a cog in the machine. Jones wasn't Matthews's clone; why would he expect his DC to be his clone?
So for you, there's no middle ground between 'do what you like' and 'be my slave,' apparently. :lol:
No kidding a head coach will be involved in whatever side of the game he comes from. But that's a long way from saying he's just going to hire a guy to execute his system like a robot. That's a poor use of personnel. Good head coaches find ways to utilize their assistants' strengths.