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    Bevell knows it's Childress' game to call

    [size=13pt]Vikings: Bevell knows it's Childress' game to call[/size]

    The Vikings offensive coordinator plays a key role in the formulation of the game plan, but he doesn't get to call the plays. Darrell Bevell knew that when he took the job and is comfortable with the situation.

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    Re: Bevell knows it's Childress' game to call

    [size=13pt]Alvarez backs Childress' play calling[/size]

    Posted on Fri, Nov. 10, 2006

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    Re: Bevell knows it's Childress' game to call

    [size=13pt]Vikings: They make the call[/size]

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    In the NFL, 10 head coaches, instead of offensive coordinators, call plays.

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    Re: Bevell knows it's Childress' game to call

    [size=13pt]Let's see what Bevell can do[/size]

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    Re: Bevell knows it's Childress' game to call

    [size=13pt]Toiling behind the call[/size]

    Posted on Fri, Nov. 10, 2006

    Ex-Packers aide says there's plenty to do in Childress' regime

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    Re: Bevell knows it's Childress' game to call

    [size=13pt]Bevell’s role with Vikings unclear[/size]

    By JASON WILDE / Wisconsin State Journal
    Published: Thursday, November 9, 2006 7:40 PM CST



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    Re: Bevell knows it's Childress' game to call

    "singersp" wrote:
    [size=13pt]Vikings: Bevell knows it's Childress' game to call[/size]

    The Vikings offensive coordinator plays a key role in the formulation of the game plan, but he doesn't get to call the plays. Darrell Bevell knew that when he took the job and is comfortable with the situation.

    Kevin Seifert, Star Tribune
    Last update: November 09, 2006 – 10:50 PM

    This reconfirms the 'yes' man OC that Caine?? mentioned a few weeks ago.


    When he announced the move, Vikings coach Brad Childress made clear why he wanted Darrell Bevell as his offensive coordinator.

    "He'll say it exactly like I want it said," Childress intoned at a January news conference, noting the pair's 15-year friendship.
    There is nothing secret about the Childress/Bevell connection nor the way the handle the play calling.
    Childress wanted a 'yes' man and got one.
    At least Bevell isn't a 'yes man' and pretending not to be one.

    ...But Bevell insisted Thursday that he has a strong influence on the offense and said he would be ready if Childress asks him to call plays.

    "I would say and make clear that the game plan is our game plan," Bevell said. "Coach Childress is a big part of it. I'm a big part of it as well as the rest of our offensive staff. We're all on the same page. If it's on that [play] card, we're saying that, 'Hey, we like that play and you can call it in a game.'
    So, they obviously game plan together.
    Big surprise there.

    Childress is one of 10 NFL coaches who call their own plays. Nine of those teams also employ an offensive coordinator, but four of those coordinators also coach a position group. That makes Bevell, who spent six years as a Green Bay assistant before joining the Vikings, one of five NFL offensive coordinators who neither call the plays nor coach a position.
    Who are the other 9?
    What team doesn't employ an OC?
    So Bevell is one of 5 OCs that doesn't call plays nor coach a position.
    I would hate to be an OC and have minimal responsibilities.



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    Re: Bevell knows it's Childress' game to call

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    Who are the other 9?
    What team doesn't employ an OC?
    It says in one of the other articles:

    Baltimore - Brian Billick (No OC after firing Jim Fassel)
    Denver - Mike Shanahan
    Green Bay - Mike McCarthy
    Houston - Gary Kubiak
    New Orleans - Sean Payton
    Philadelphia - Andy Reid
    St. Louis - Scott Linehan
    Seattle - Mike Holmgren
    Tempa Bay - Jon Gruden

    Between GB, Hou, NO, StL and Min this is 5 of the 10 new HCs of this year.

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    [size=13pt]Alvarez backs Childress' play calling[/size]

    Posted on Fri, Nov. 10, 2006

    BY DON SEEHOLZER
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    "Let me tell you, anybody that questions his play calling is making a mistake," former University of Wisconsin coach Barry Alvarez said this week. "I was on the headset with him for a lot of years. He knows what he's doing, and he knows what his players are capable of doing. That's what people don't understand. It's just not drawing up a play. It's what your players can execute and what you call in different situations."
    Any good coach develops plays that utilize the strengths of their players.
    Many of the problems have been in the execution of the plays, not the play calling.
    The play calling issue is getting as old as the Start Tarvaris issue.
    Not because either of those topics shouldn't have been discussed....but because they have both been proven wrong by the coaches/players quotes themselves or by an analysis of the play calling.


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    Re: Bevell knows it's Childress' game to call

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    [size=13pt]Alvarez backs Childress' play calling[/size]

    Posted on Fri, Nov. 10, 2006

    BY DON SEEHOLZER
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    "Let me tell you, anybody that questions his play calling is making a mistake," former University of Wisconsin coach Barry Alvarez said this week. "I was on the headset with him for a lot of years. He knows what he's doing, and he knows what his players are capable of doing. That's what people don't understand. It's just not drawing up a play. It's what your players can execute and what you call in different situations."
    Any good coach develops plays that utilize the strengths of their players.
    Many of the problems have been in the execution of the plays, not the play calling.
    The play calling issue is getting as old as the Start Tarvaris issue.
    Not because either of those topics shouldn't have been discussed....but because they have both been proven wrong by the coaches/players quotes themselves or by an analysis of the play calling.


    thats true acumen, playcalling is something that can be easily blamed, most of the time its the execution of the play that is messed up. look at the seahawks, they run one of the purest versions of west coast offense, so everyone almost knows what is in their playbook, but they execute it so well that alot of teams can't stop them anyways. i realize that they haven't been that great this year, but look at all the key injuries they have. i have never really questioned playcallin alot, but i still would like to see some other run variations. im not sure whether we should pin the blame on the exection or playcalling, there is a very thin line there and it very hard for the fans to see.

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