Tootie Quivers Posted January 16, 2012 Share Posted January 16, 2012 I was reading through the “What Jags Fans Are Saying” thread and read something that got me thinking. What really is more important, the play calling/design or the players?It is a very intriguing question. It’s kind of a chicken or the egg question with maybe some actual evidence to support arguments. Though, I have done no research on this topic.My first thought was that, well if you don’t have the players then you cannot expect to have success. Which, I still believe. If your quarterback is limited in the types of throws they can make then you obviously can’t call plays that would require those types of throws often. But, assuming that your players are capable, then how important is the play calling and design?The more I think about it, the more I feel that the play calling is closer to fifty-fifty then I originally thought. I look at the Saints. For my money, Sean Payton is the best offensive mind in the NFL. That’s hard for me say as a 30 year Falcon fan, but I am trying to be objective. It always seems that the Saints get someone running free or in space. Some of that has to do with the Saints offensive line, sure, but the right play always seems to be called, especially when the play us.When I watch my Falcons, I don’t see that. Now, admittedly, I have never seen actual game film, I doubt very seriously that any of us have access the game film. Matt Ryan may be missing wide open guys all the time, but I don’t think that is the case. It would have likely been pointed out on the broadcast. All the plays that Julio made down the field this year he was covered up. That may be on Julio but I think he is a talented as anyone the Saints have. Roddy and Tony are always have to block out the defender. I really feel that is more on play design. That’s why you don’t see big yards after the catch numbers with the Falcons. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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