Being a calming influence, in my opinion, isn't enough as head coach if you don't have the football IQ to be a difference-maker. When we're in a crunch, I want the guy who can step in decisively and make a smart, tough decision, whether it's challenging a call or overruling his coordinator to call a specific play. You look at every other good coach in the league and you'll see that they are heavily involved on one side of the ball, at least: Hufnagel, Milanovich, Austin, and Jones are all right there in the trenches with one phase of the game (offence or defence). Higgins? Is not involved with much, if anything, on the field, as far as I can see. The defence is Thorpe's. Schonert has control of the offence and Higgins isn't from any offensive background. He's conceded special teams to Kavis Reed, mercifully. So in the end, Higgins is pretty much a figurehead, a guy who runs practice and organizes meetings but who doesn't actually have much impact on what we do on the field, putting us at a distinct disadvantage when matched up against the top coaches in the league.
Also, I don't care whether Wetenhall likes him or not. The owner's job is to let the GM build the team, not to vet coaching staff hires. I hope that when Higgins's contract is up, we let him ride off into the sunset so we can hire a real head coach, whether internal or external.