At the time, I hated the judge/Patricia hires because, obviously, they did not seem to have much experience on the offense. But moreover, it seemed a lot like bb was doing a solid to some friends and hoping to increase their profile for future gigs. That... is not what I want from a head coach. I want a coaching staff interested in winning games, not padding friends' resumes.
I am seeing on the board some talk of keeping those two for continuity. That is crazy to me for 2 reasons. First, if it wasn't working, I am not sure why you would want *that* consistency. Just because the team is going to run the same system for 3 years doesn't mean the system works. Nothing I saw this year makes me think the system works. Second, bb seems to throw people in the doghouse for looking at their notepads funny, but he let those two muck up the offense with no adjustments for a whole season? I get not doing a wholesale change, but man, that was just odd.
Finally, re: the analogy of execs, I would like to add that when the head of sales gets moved to head of marketing, it's typically so they can gain exposure, ie talk about that department competently after a few months. Rarely are they getting involved in nuts and bolts. They are more akin to project managers who run teams of programmers, but have no idea how to code themselves. Football is different- ostensibly to be the oc, you have to understand the principles of how the offense works and implement it. I don't think Patricia was bad as a DC, but certainly it seemed like oc was not in his skill set. He couldn't just be there to talk about routes competently - he had to own the whole offensive side of the ball and he couldnt.