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NFL's Final 8 teams' Head Coaching roles

Discussion in 'Fan Zone' started by DFWJC, Jan 23, 2013.

  1. DFWJC

    DFWJC Well-Known Member Zone Supporter

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    Does anyone notice the theme here?

    Which of the final 8 teams in the NFL playoffs this year had a Head Coach that was also the Offensive or Defensive Coordinator?

    NFC

    San Francisco? NO
    Atlanta? NO
    Seattle? NO
    Green Bay? NO

    AFC

    Baltimore? NO
    New England? NO
    Denver? NO
    Houston? NO


    How about...

    Dallas? uh, YES


    If we have a seperate OC it is a good thing. Not a setback, and not a demotion for the Head Coach overall. Instead, it makes us more like ALL of the final 8 teams in the playoffs as far as coaching roles go.

    Embrace it.
    :starspin
  2. Hostile

    Hostile Tacos are a good investment Zone Supporter

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    You're wrong about Green Bay and I believe New England. Not sure on Seattle or Houston, but I think you are there too.
  3. DFWJC

    DFWJC Well-Known Member Zone Supporter

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    No, I'm correct about both...and the rest too.

    New England
    OC = Josh Daniels
    DC = Matt Patricia

    Green Bay
    OC = Tom Clements
    DC = Dom Capers
  4. Zordon

    Zordon Well-Known Member

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    i think mccarthy calls plays but i get your point.
  5. DFWJC

    DFWJC Well-Known Member Zone Supporter

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    Seattle
    OC = Darrell Bevell
    DC = Dan Quinnn

    Houston
    OC = Rick Dennison
    DC = Wade Phillips
  6. Hostile

    Hostile Tacos are a good investment Zone Supporter

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    Having a Coordinator does not mean they don't call the plays. Callahan, somehow unbeknownst to a lot of posters here, was already our OC, but he did not call plays.

    McCarthy calls the Green Bay Offense.
    Belichick calls the New England Defense.
    Kubiak calls the Houston Offense.
    Carroll calls the Seahawks Defense.
  7. DanteEXT

    DanteEXT Well-Known Member

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    And Callahan already had the OC designation in Dallas last season with Garrett calling the plays.
  8. DFWJC

    DFWJC Well-Known Member Zone Supporter

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    Yes, he was the OL coach and co -OC. Garrett was the HC and co-OC.
    They both had double duties.
    Garrett called the plays


    Of course, my thread made no mention of play calling but point taken regarding Callahan "DC" designation.
  9. DBOY3141

    DBOY3141 Well-Known Member

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    None of them are playing the SB, so they are failures.:)

    I think it will be a good move when it's all said and done.

    Now fix the OL and pray for good health and we can compete with anyone.
  10. Neverhood

    Neverhood Active Member

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    This post is VERY false.
  11. DFWJC

    DFWJC Well-Known Member Zone Supporter

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    I think he's right about McCarthy and Kubiak calling most (not all) of the offensive plays....though neither is OC or co-OC by name. There's been a push for Kubiak to relinquish the rest of those duties but it hasn't happened yet.

    I thought both Carroll and Belichick no longer called the defensive plays on game day.
  12. SkinsFan28

    SkinsFan28 Active Member

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    The key is finding a structure that works for your specific team. I am sure over the past few years, every combination of HC/OC/DC has probably made the playoffs. I am not smart enough to know where to look for that info though.
  13. Hostile

    Hostile Tacos are a good investment Zone Supporter

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    Tell me how and where, because I looked it up on their fan sites. The only one I am not sure of is Hoodie, but in the past he has definitely been the Defensive Guru over there and if he gave it up even Patriots fans are unaware of it.
  14. dargonking999

    dargonking999 DKRandom

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    I think in the case of GB and NE you have the Head coach that may be heavily invilved in what plays to install for that week, but as far as play to play coaching they leave it to the coordinators. which most likely is what will occur here. JG will still run his offense, will still be involved in the play selection but as far as play to play in the game callahan will be making those calls
  15. Neverhood

    Neverhood Active Member

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    Belicheck and Carroll do not call the plays
  16. perrykemp

    perrykemp Well-Known Member

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    You are correct about Green Bay. They have a OC, however, he is more of an organizer than anything else. McCarthy calls the plays.

    Note: That didn't stop the previous Green Bay OC - Joe Philbin, who also did not call plays, from getting a HC job.
  17. Hostile

    Hostile Tacos are a good investment Zone Supporter

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    Exactly. What some fans don't seem to grasp is that Offensive and Defensive game plans are not one man.

    I guarantee you I can provide an article that says the 49ers Offense is not just Greg Roman and it is not just Jim Harbaugh.
  18. 17yearsandcounting

    17yearsandcounting Benched

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    Who cares about their role. Look at their experience as coaches and then compare that to boy wonder. Time to pull up a chair, get comfy, and accept losing if you REALLY want to compare Garrett to those guys.

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