Originally posted by ElephantHaley:
Roman's going too? Thank God if Roman leaves. maybe more downfield passing instead of dink & dink USA
Roman doesn't design the passing plays. WR Coach Johny Morton does, even if Roman PHYSICALLY CHOOSES the pass play, Morton is the one responsible for the creation and implementation of the plays in the game plan.
This was detailed by the media a few weeks ago.
Greg Roman = Running plays
John Morton = Passing plays
Geep Chryst = Red zone plays
each coach designs plays, the game plan is created, then Greg Roman or one of the other coaches call a play depending on the game situation, then Harbaugh gives approval or audible of the play.
That is why we've always taken forever to get plays in, its too broken apart, too much is divvied up between too many people. Alex was more experienced in the system and I believe is given his choice of the audible to call(unlike Kaepernick who is given 2 plays from the get go) and his audible system of "Kill" and "Let it roll" and the arm rolling motion is much simpler then Kaepernick's more animated arm waiving and it seems as if he has a different audible phrase every play, 2 or 3 weeks ago I heard him say "Black bear oil" as an audible...Why in God's name is that necessary? Kill and roll or the much easier to understand "let it roll" is much easier to use then the system we've moved to with Kaepernick. Add in Kaepernick's inexperience with reading coverages and its no wonder we've seen an already huge problem for us get even bigger with Kaepernick at the helm.
If Greg Roman leaves expect Chryst, Morton, or even Rathman to be named OC and we'll still use this broken up approach no matter who the OC is. Even if they bring in Chris Ault from Nevada who recently resigned as HC we will still have each coach responsible for different aspects of the play calling duties.
[ Edited by sfout on Dec 30, 2012 at 12:09 PM ]