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  1. santo

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    I think we could have had Jacobs, Howard and Scharping.
     
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    You guys have heard from training camp BOB is very different right? He has completely delegated to his OC and DC and others to run things visibly. He does not carry a play sheet or such and is not yelling but every now and then coaching and showing things. He may be so busy he had to delegate, or maybe this is some of the feedback Cal gave him, to lead and trust. They are his people now anyway, let them do their job, coach them, fire them if needed but dont do their jobs too. I find this a good start. It was what a lot of the ex players noticed right away
     
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    So now OB's job is 'watch the game?'

    That's the oddest defense ever mounted.

    But hey, at least the former DLman will be in control of the offense rather than OB.
     
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    Great post! Really wouldn't mind OB taking a page from Lombardi......I'm only as good as the men I surround myself with. Micromanagement is for knuckleheads since his staff was hand selected.
     
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    Ignorant. Lombardi designed the offensive playbook and dictated the calls.
     
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    You might be a redneck if...............

    Gotta admit, quite a bit of ingenuity there.

    :coffee:
     
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    He regarded the offensive line as "his personal crown jewel" .... he delegated .... but they were his baby !

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    I was a senior executive at a top 5 company when I retired, and in my view it is similiar and I think a head coach has to get the right people in place, hold people accountable, set the culture and vision, coach his leaders etc. The last thing he should do is micromanage, sack the person he has to micromanage, don't do their job. You also have to deal with conflict in an org, and make decisions, and I would think on game day. Anyway, I am happy to see him at the higher level, everything runs better when the right people are in place, know their role, and do it
     
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    And I have a plan to get him. See my other posts. LOL
     
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    Kinda remember hearing similar rhetoric when OB named Godsey OC. I got excited then, until the regular season & I saw his suck was as bad as BO'bs. Actually, he made BO'b look good.

    Alls I'm saying is I hope the reports you heard are true & I hope the people BO'b picked are good. But chances are...
     
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    delete
     
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    One could say that OB abd Devlin actively worked to make the OL worse by demanding that their STARTERS be versatile as rookies. I want my swing interior linemen to be able to play all 3 positions. I want my swing tackle to be competent at both tackle positions. I want my starters to be experts at their respective positions.
     
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    Quoted for truth
     
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    At least then it is clear, BOB picks bad people, they are bad, get rid of them all including BOB, but at least let's see how they do when they operate correctly. I still doubt BOB let's him call the game week 1, if so, then this is truly different.
     
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    Always trying to reinvent the wheel. If you speak to any great OL coach, I doubt they endorse O'Brien's jack of all trades approach to coaching the OL. In fact, I believe many would echo your post than endorse this nonsense at NRG.
     
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    I'm pretty sure that al OB understands about offense is that certain routes get run. No idea why. What's an audible? It has to be from Bill and Tommy's book they let him have,
    Now Houston Texan fans understand why Ivy League schools laugh at Brown.
     
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    Exactly!

    Crazy how some people don't understand that's the root cause of our problems with the offensive line. If the coaching staff on that side of the ball doesn't change its philosophy. Mr. Watson will continue to lead the league in being sacked.
     
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    IMHO, play calling in the NFL is an innate art that you cannot teach. Every NFL team can claim to have a game plan offense or defense. If that's the case and teams are changing their schemes and plays on a weekly basis, coaches can spend all week preparing and teaching a game plan, However, once the scripted plays are over, the ability to react in real time and make in game adjustments from quarter to quarter cannot be planned and is what separates average coaches from great coaches. The ability to decipher and attack based on the ebb and flow of the game or even how your team is performing during the game.

    Having a dynamic playmaker at QB or a great QB can overcome some of the limitations of the play caller. But against the better coached teams, the play caller always gets exposed. It might be why fans always feel like the offensive game plans feel like random plays full of "what the hell was that call" moments.
     
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    Play calling in the NFl is all about getting the defense in the personnel grouping you want then exploiting it through clock management. The offense gets its optimal grouping then dictates when and who the defense subsitutes.
     
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    They still haven't fixed the LT problem.

    If they continue to use Davenport at LT you will be prophetic. Doesn't matter who coaches him.
     

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