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Then why is he the Offensive Coordinator? Hire someone who MAc wants to call the plays.
Probably because he doesn't believe there is anyone available that could do as good a job as he can or he would.
|He doesn't call the defensive plays that's left to Spags.
He didn't work his way up to head coach by first being a defensive coordinator. That's not his area of expertise.
|Maybe coming from the business world I have a different take.
Ergo your difficulty understanding McAdoo's choice, if you came from the sports world you would have a much different take on it.
|The best managers I worked for delegated and handled things at a higher level.
It's not like he doesn't delegate anything, he delegates plenty of tasks. But play-calling is one of those "higher level things" that McAdoo handles himself (I wonder if you're undervaluing the importance of playcalling).
| The ones that were 'hands on' weren't effective managers. Everybody's job is on the line. You don't produce you're out.
He's not hands on, he has others cutting up the film, coaching technique, scouting upcoming opponents, throwing the football, etc. All sorts of things are delegated to others by him.
|Do we know if he's going to continue to let Sullivan call the plays once the season starts? If I recall last preseason they split the duties alternating the four games.
Last year McAdoo called the plays in game three, which is the game where the starters play a full half of football (he needed at least one preseason game to practice being both head coach and play-caller). And then I'm pretty sure it went back to Sullivan calling plays in game four (because once again the game was all about talent evaluation).
|I wonder how many head coaches call their own plays? I'd be curious to know.
Mike McCarthy does and he was McAdoo's mentor. It's not uncommon for former offensive coordinators to continue calling plays when they become a head coach. It's what got them there to begin with.