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Who are the head coaches that play call

Archer : 11/6/2019 4:44 pm
Who are the head coaches who call the offensive plays?
I wonder if being a head coach and making offensive play calling is too much to do?
I look at Shurmur and McAdoo and feel they did not focus on the team and they were poor game managers
Is it possible that calling the offense interferes with a coach’s ability to focus on the game
I Think  
Trainmaster : 11/6/2019 4:49 pm : link
Sean Payton, Andy Reid.

Doug Peterson  
Rflairr : 11/6/2019 4:52 pm : link
Kitchens, and the Packers new coach
Coaches  
TyreeHelmet : 11/6/2019 4:52 pm : link
Mcvay, Shanahan, Pederson, O’Brien, Arians
coaches that play call  
DickS : 11/6/2019 4:54 pm : link
After the Monday night fiasco, in answer to my question, Paul Patino told our post game audience that 14 NFL head coaches call their own plays, and his point was a philosophical disagreement with this practice. I don't know who they are, and obviously some are somewhat successful doing this. Parcells did not, except I think for some special circumstances such as a fake punt.
correction  
DickS : 11/6/2019 4:55 pm : link
Paul Dottino...sorry about that
Quarterbacks calling their own plays  
yalebowl : 11/6/2019 5:43 pm : link
I am definitely in the camp that believes head coaches should not call the plays and are best left to an Offensive Coordinator.

Yet, when coaches took play calling away from Quarterbacks I had been in the camp that Quarterbacks should call their own plays. Bart Starr, Johnny Unitas, Charlie Conerly, Y A Tittle, Joe Namath, Fran Tarkenton, Sonny Jurgenson I believe called their own plays. I think Paul Brown and Tom Landry were the innovator coaches that called plays.
There is an even more specific sub group here: the Andy Reid tree  
Ben in Tampa : 11/6/2019 5:54 pm : link
Including Reid himself, it also includes:

- Pat Shurmur
- Doug Pederson
- Matt Nagy
- Brad Childress

all five of these coaches call their own plays. They've all been maligned as poor clock managers and unbalanced. There is 1 championship between them. Reid is a legend choke artist. Shurmur & Childress are proven losers. Nagy is under siege. Even Pederson still gets shit.

Maybe Eli should be calling the plays.  
Ivan15 : 11/6/2019 6:29 pm : link
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BBI as Always is Making Waaaaaaaaay To Much of This  
Jim in Tampa : 11/6/2019 6:34 pm : link
If just under half of the NFL coaches call their own plays, and they range in effectiveness from Super Bowl winners to perenial losers, I think it's safe to say that there's no definative answer as to whether it's a good idea for a HC to call his own plays.

However, the idea that Shurmur should give up what he's presumably good at (play calling) so that he can focus on what he's not good at (in-game decisions and clock management) seems a bit odd.

I'd rather the Giants used an assistant coach who WAS good at those tasks to at least be in Shurmur's ear during the games and let Shurmur focus on calling the plays.

Shurmur shuld succeed or fail by doing things HIS way and not by how others think he should do his job.
Who are the coaches  
mattlawson : 11/6/2019 6:54 pm : link
That make GOOD play calls
RE: Who are the coaches  
Jim in Tampa : 11/6/2019 7:14 pm : link
In comment 14667504 mattlawson said:
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That make GOOD play calls

Probably the one who have the best players who can actually execute the plays called.

Question should be  
mdc1 : 11/6/2019 7:54 pm : link
Which coaches know how to win football games
RE: BBI as Always is Making Waaaaaaaaay To Much of This  
markky : 11/6/2019 8:14 pm : link
In comment 14667486 Jim in Tampa said:
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If just under half of the NFL coaches call their own plays, and they range in effectiveness from Super Bowl winners to perenial losers, I think it's safe to say that there's no definative answer as to whether it's a good idea for a HC to call his own plays.

However, the idea that Shurmur should give up what he's presumably good at (play calling) so that he can focus on what he's not good at (in-game decisions and clock management) seems a bit odd.

I'd rather the Giants used an assistant coach who WAS good at those tasks to at least be in Shurmur's ear during the games and let Shurmur focus on calling the plays.

Shurmur shuld succeed or fail by doing things HIS way and not by how others think he should do his job.


I don't understand why all teams don't have a clock management guy on the sideline who can at least tell the HC what analytics say you should do and why. it would be a pretty cheap hire that could make a difference in one or more games per year.
RE: Maybe Eli should be calling the plays.  
Eli Wilson : 11/6/2019 8:28 pm : link
In comment 14667479 Ivan15 said:
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You might be joking but it would be better, IMO
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