How does our offense fit a WCO

Discussion in 'Fan Zone' started by Galian Beast, Jan 22, 2013.

  1. Galian Beast

    Galian Beast Well-Known Member

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    I'm not sure how much WCO we're going to be able to implement. Does any one with familiarity of how Callahan calls his WCO have any details or articles they could provide?

    Honestly, I mostly worry about Romo and Bryant here.
  2. dexternjack

    dexternjack World Traveler

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    DOUBLE WING Well-Known Member

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    Dez should beast in a WCO.
  4. GloryDaysRBack

    GloryDaysRBack Well-Known Member

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    I don't think it's safe to assume we are going to a WCO..

    Not sayin we aren't. Just don't know.
  5. 187beatdown

    187beatdown Lack of Big Plays

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    I've always thought Romo was a WCO type of QB.

    Interesting about needing to get smaller quicker linemen though.
  6. Galian Beast

    Galian Beast Well-Known Member

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    What I've read so far has really confirmed my assumptions.

    That it will certainly help hide a poor offensive line since the plays are supposed to develop more quickly with short-intermediate passing routes. There is an emphasis on run after the catch which highlights both Austin and Bryant's abilities.

    My biggest worry is Bryant needing to learn a new system so quickly, and Romo not being terribly accurate on crossing routes. He is at his best when the play is breaking down, and he is ad libing, which is the complete opposite of the west coast offense from what I can tell so far. Perhaps when a play breaks down it breaks down, and that will be a benefit in any system.

    I would like to see Romo running a bit more with this offense, assuming we implement much of it.

    It should also be good for Murray.
  7. Titleist

    Titleist Well-Known Member

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    I think that Dez will do fine in any system, but there is an emphasis in precise route running in WCO, something that I'm not sure Dez is 100% capable of doing at this moment.
  8. Fletch

    Fletch To The Moon

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    It will be a variation, or hybrid at least.
  9. juck

    juck Well-Known Member

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    Dez could be like TO was in WCO.Domination!
  10. bounce

    bounce Well-Known Member

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    From a personnel standpoint, we look good. WRs need be good after the catch, which Dez and Miles both excel at (if healthy). TE is more of a possession guy, which Witten obviously is. QB needs to be mobile (which Romo is) but also accurate on short routes and making decisions quickly (which Romo could be better at). OL obviously needs help regardless of what system we run.

    I wonder what it means for Felix, though. WCO utilizes a lot of pass catching backs, either split out or out of the backfield. Not that he'd be a top option, I just always thought we should utilize him more like that.
  11. BrassCowboy

    BrassCowboy RW Hitman

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    this is very true...
  12. cannonball44

    cannonball44 Stephen Peterman's Campaign Manager

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    Dez will be great no matter what. The real winner here is Beasley.
  13. JohnsKey19

    JohnsKey19 Well-Known Member

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    Felix's ability to be a receiver out of the backfield was much hyped early in his career but he never was able to live up to those expectations. Murray seems much more natural catching the ball out of the backfield.
  14. DBOY3141

    DBOY3141 Well-Known Member

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    Fix the OL and the offense will be fine. I think Callahan's/Garrett's system will merge nicely and it will be fine.

    Murray if healthly will put up big numbers, he's a good pass catcher coming out of the backfield which is a must in Callahan's system.

    Give me Jonathan Cooper in the 1st and you will see massive improvement in the OL next year.
  15. Rack Bauer

    Rack Bauer Federal Agent

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    The only thing changing is the playcaller, not the offensive system.
  16. Omegasupreme

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    Jones said Callahan could incorporate some elements of the old Raiders’ offense he coordinated, if he becomes the play-caller. That could mean more of a West Coast style.

    “If Bill Callahan has more influence, if he does, then you will see more of some of the things that have worked for him in his coaching career,” Jones said. “You expect that, and that will be a plus for us.”
  17. Staxxxx

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    I agree with this. I think the only thing that changes here is the guy calling the plays on game day. Maybe we add a little WC flavor as things progress. Just some speculation on my part here, but I think the reason we stayed in house here is because Garrett isn't willing giving up the offense, just game day play calling duties. Maybe Callahan gets a little more involved in setting the game plan but I don't think Garrett steps away.
  18. dupree89

    dupree89 Well-Known Member

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    This was going to be my question...Actually not even just Dez. But with more precise routes in the WCO isnt it even more important to have the QB/WR on the same page? Serious question...want to make sure my assumption is right.
    Dez isnt the only WR I'd be worrying about. 19 and 85 had issues too.

    Oh...and does Harris fit this offensive philosphy?
  19. Rack Bauer

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    No I'm not wrong. Incorporating and changing to a new system are NOT the same thing.
  20. speedkilz88

    speedkilz88 Well-Known Member

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    Garrett's offense already had some WCO elements. This could be just some of Callahan's favorite plays that could fit the talents of Tony, Dez, Miles, Jason, and DeMarco. He could also change Romo's calls to 4 plays to choose from like he had with the Raiders. Currently Romo chooses between 2 plays.

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