always thought Rod Woodson should get into coaching, but the fact that he hasn't in all these years tells me he hasn't gotten any offers. Also, the backup QB is always conferring with the starter; Maddox used to be that guy, and frankly, I wouldn't want Maddox as an OC.
I like Batch, I think he's a solid guy, a smart guy, but an OC needs more than a QB's perspective. It's the difference between being the chess piece and being Gary Kasparov. Not to say, again, that Batch couldn't do that, but I think maybe he'd be better suited to coaching first as an assistant and seeing how well that goes, before moving to something as important as OC.
I'd thought the same thing, going back toward the end of his stint here. He still talks about how he learned how to "read offenses" from Rod Rust, who was a pretty brilliant D-coordinator from the read-and-react/bend-but-don't-break school.
I think Rod (Woodson) probably doesn't have the patience to be a coach, though. Also, remember, it's a major grind to be an assistant. They just have to love it in a single-minded way. Plus, if you can get a studio gig...that's pretty good money for doing basically jack shit, versus busting your ass for peanuts.
And very few "great" players enjoy or excel at coaching; I think part of it is the frustration that the players can't do what they could.
As far as Batch goes:
The best player-to-coach types seem to me to be smart players that understood the game, but didn't necessarily have all of the physical tools, or didn't have a fair chance.
The jury is still out, but, think of Gary Kubiak -- spent all that time backing up John Elway, helping him on the sidelines break it all down, then eventually becoming a QB coach, Off. Coord, and then head coach.
Batch might fall into that category -- I still think that he could've started and been better than Harrington in Detroit, if only he wasn't so injury prone.
Still, I'm betting that Batch will try to find a job as a starter, if his deal isn't extended. Dude has shown that he can play, and, talent is pretty thin at QB. Otherwise, would Vinny Testaverde still be getting calls?