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News: Coughlin says there are benefits to a head coach giving up play-calling, like thinking a situation o

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  1. cowboyjoe

    cowboyjoe Well-Known Member

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    http://sportsblogs.star-telegram.co...lay-calling-like-thinking-a-situation-or.html
    Cowboys coach Jason Garrett gave up play-calling duties this year, and Giants coach Tom Coughlin said there are benefits.
    “There was a point in time for me, I just said, ‘You know what? I’ve got to be the head coach of the entire team.’ ” Coughlin said in a conference call with DFW reporters Wednesday, asked about the change in Garrett’s duties. “I thought I was spending so much time trying to be prepared for the play-calling duties, that I felt like it was maybe closing some doors of opportunity for me to be involved in motivation of our players, the management of our players, to a better extreme. So that was the reason for me.
    “I do think that it does allow you to become very, very familiar with the opponent. It does allow you to be in position perhaps to be a situation or a play or a series ahead from where you might be if you were the play-caller. It also allows you, I think, to get more involved in special teams, which is so critical.”

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  2. Staubacher

    Staubacher Well-Known Member

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    He's right. Even Garrett's buddies like Jimmy Johnson were telling him this 3 years ago. Garrett's ego wouldn't allow it and it hurt our team. Thankfully he was made to hand things over this season

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