I’m going to make 1 case for Philbin as our next HC, although admittedly I feel like I should wait until after these next 3 games. Still, this is just an opinion and not one that will carry any weight with the organization so what the heck. I also will very likely change my mind many times until someone is actually hired.
I have always believed continuity on a team is 2nd only to talent. I don’t care that much about scheme. Get good players and have smart people put those players in position to make plays. That said, I want to keep Pettine around and I think having Philbin promoted would help ensure that.
On the offensive side of the ball I think it would be important for Philbin to hire a new OC and that is key to this whole thing. Who would he hire? Who is available? Philbin is familiar with Rodgers (the good and the bad) and could be a valuable overseer between Rodgers and the OC. Hiring a new QB coach might be another necessary component to this.
So, it seems possible to keep some stability / continuity while also getting a fresh start. I haven’t had a lot of time to process this idea and am just now vocalizing it, so i’m afraid this about as well as I can put words to it.