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    So, has Caldwell earned the OC position?



    Discuss!

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    Re: So, has Caldwell earned the OC position?

    I'm actually more concerned at the moment he may get another HC job after this.

    But who would have thought a guy that never called plays before, and by some account acted like he didn't even WANT the job, would be racking up 400/500 yard games nearly consistently??




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    Re: So, has Caldwell earned the OC position?

    Quote Originally Posted by StingerNLG View Post
    I'm actually more concerned at the moment he may get another HC job after this.

    But who would have thought a guy that never called plays before, and by some account acted like he didn't even WANT the job, would be racking up 400/500 yard games nearly consistently??
    Exactly.

    And don't forget the Giants and Indy games too.

    Let's just hope he doesn't pull a PAGs.




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    Re: So, has Caldwell earned the OC position?

    I'm all in. I'm ready to name this guy HC and letting John Harbaugh walk. Targeting and abusing perennial all star Champ Bailey as the main thrust of the offensive game plan was pure genius. Something Denver nor anyone else, in its' wildest dreams never expected. Glad that Caldwell, unlike Cam Cameron and to a lesser extent Harbaugh, allows input on game planning from assistant coaches and players. All of this makes me wonder what exactly does Harbaugh do as HC.




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    Re: So, has Caldwell earned the OC position?

    Quote Originally Posted by rastaman831226 View Post
    I'm all in. I'm ready to name this guy HC and letting John Harbaugh walk. Targeting and abusing perennial all star Champ Bailey as the main thrust of the offensive game plan was pure genius. Something Denver nor anyone else, in its' wildest dreams never expected. Glad that Caldwell, unlike Cam Cameron and to a lesser extent Harbaugh, allows input on game planning from assistant coaches and players. All of this makes me wonder what exactly does Harbaugh do as HC.
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    Re: So, has Caldwell earned the OC position?

    I'm pretty close to giving him the nod but it depends on who's out there. I've been very happy with his calling until the OT stuff today...don't know what that was all about.




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    Close, but not yet.

    I still think we'd have to win the big one in order to look past the other candidates.
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    Re: So, has Caldwell earned the OC position?

    If he doesnt get a head coaching job i would be shocked if he wasnt offered the OC job next season. He has done a great job. the only thing I wish he would have done was a little more play action in the 2nd half and OT




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    Re: So, has Caldwell earned the OC position?

    Sure! Although waiting to see how the next game goes would probably be the best way to go for now. I'll say this, so glad Cam is gone! No way we win this game with him calling the plays. I agree with the previous poster about not liking those same run 1,2 and throw on 3rd plays (at least at the time) but hell, his play calling won us the game so I won't complain!




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    Re: So, has Caldwell earned the OC position?

    Quote Originally Posted by HoustonRaven View Post
    Close, but not yet.

    I still think we'd have to win the big one in order to look past the other candidates.
    Agree 100%.




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    Re: So, has Caldwell earned the OC position?

    Quote Originally Posted by HoustonRaven View Post
    Close, but not yet.

    I still think we'd have to win the big one in order to look past the other candidates.
    I personally am not there.

    I personally saw a lot of the same wierd and bizarre play calling and lack of imagination that we always saw. I still didn't see many crossing routes, not much over the middle, the constant dives up the middle on first and second down, lack of screens and the short passing game in general.

    I think the major credit needs to go to the OL...they did an unbeleivable job in pass protection and I think all of know that if Joe gets really good protection, he can be really good.

    I think the credit for last night goes more to them than Caldwell to be honest.

    Still need to interview other guys IMHO.
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    Re: So, has Caldwell earned the OC position?

    Quote Originally Posted by B-more Ravor View Post
    Discuss!

    (I've always loved it when people post that!)
    I thought his play-calling in the OT period was pathetically conservative and predictable. And if Cam had been the one calling those plays (run Ray up the gut on 1st and 2nd, throw to Pitta or Q on 3rd-and-5), people would be apoplectic, and we'd probably have 3 multi-page threads discussing it, even after the win.

    Having said that, we really only have 3 games to judge Caldwell on: the Giants, Colts and (2nd) Broncos games, and my general impression is that in those 3 games, Joe seems much more comfortable executing the game plan, which is all I really need to say yes to wanting him back.
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    Re: So, has Caldwell earned the OC position?

    Quote Originally Posted by MarkS View Post
    I thought his play-calling in the OT period was pathetically conservative and predictable. And if Cam had been the one calling those plays (run Ray up the gut on 1st and 2nd, throw to Pitta or Q on 3rd-and-5), people would be apoplectic, and we'd probably have 3 multi-page threads discussing it, even after the win.
    I wouldn't have been one of those criticizing Cameron for calling those plays. For the most part, those runs up the middle were effective, getting roughly three yards a pop. We saw quite a few third-and-manageables, and that's a big part of why the Ravens were so much better on third down in the second half and during some key drives than they often were over the course of the year. Not wasting a first or second down trying to stretch the field isn't a small thing. Get positive yards. Get into third and short.

    I don't think he's just handed the job, however. I'm sure they like him. They wouldn't have brought him in otherwise. If he doesn't get offered a HC, I'd certainly want to sit down and talk what kind of offensive changes he'd like were I Harbaugh. I'd want Flacco in the room, too.

    If I'm Harbaugh, I want an offense based on the Erhardt-Perkins system- what New England runs. It's a very flexible base offense that adusts easily to the talent. Far more so than the Coryell, imo.




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    Re: So, has Caldwell earned the OC position?

    Seems bizarre to me to see this thread after what we witnessed in the fourth and OT... everyone was cussing out Caldwell for his playcalling (me too). I stand by my complaints about that. Just so painfully vanilla, Run Rice up the gut, Run Rice up the gut, 3rd and 4 or great... have to throw.




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    Re: So, has Caldwell earned the OC position?

    Seems bizarre to me that the fans have been screaming to run the ball all year with CAM like 3d and 2 in PIss where he
    threw a bomb and missed, and now they're complaining about Caldwell having a vanilla offense when he ran the ball
    at the end of the game and in OT with Rice getting all those yards and scoring and now they want him to throw. Caldwell won doing it his way.

    Geesh.

    Caldwell knows now he has the job if he wants it. It's his to turn down.




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