Originally Posted by tuco99
When Vince LOmbardi was the offensive coordinator the head coach told him not to bring the playbook on the practice field. Lombardi asked him why. The HC asked LOmbardi, "If the coaches can't remember the plays then how are the players supposed to remember the plays?"
Can you answer that question?
The Denny's menu is not the playbook. Kubiak doesn't hang on to it because he can't remember plays. It's the game plan, which the Players don't need to remember. All they have to do is execute it.
The offensive coordinator up in the booth has one just like it. It keeps them grounded. So when they have to make decisions on the fly they can use input from earlier in the week, when the bullets weren't flying, to make sound decisions.
It's not a script that has to be followed religiously, but for whatever situation they find themselves in, they can take information from the game, information from their game plan, and make sound decisions.