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Arthur Smith: Likes 2018 system, team will use same language.

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Tnasty   

Arthur Smith has definitely already got the knack of a JRob guy-- he's great at giving vague statements.

 

"we want to be a tough physical football team with tough players"

 

"Goal of the offense is to score more points than the other team"

 

"We want to put our guys in the best system possible to succeed"

 

"We're going to have a nice combination of run and pass"

 

"We're going to take what the defense"

 

Cue Titans fans drooling about how awesome this guy is... 

 

I hope he turns into something great, he has just as good as of a shot as any candidate proposed by this board for the OC job. 

 

 

**JUST AS A CLARIFICATION- these are not actual quotes but an exaggeration; I felt he was a bit vague.

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Using the same playcalling verbiage is smart. No reason to change everything when most of the coaches and players will be back.

 

As for Smith, the real question isn’t the language of the playbook but how he will call the plays. You could use the same playcalls and still switch from a run and shoot to an exotic smashmouth. The playbook doesn’t have to change for the offense to change.

 

I do assume then that they will stick to zone blocking rather than switch back to power blocking. But I guess that’s no guarantee.

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tgo   

Please tell me that one of these reporters asked whether he plans to run a zone blocking scheme or a power blocking scheme. 

 

Haven't been able to listen yet. 

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Tnasty   
Just now, tgo said:

Please tell me that one of these reporters asked whether he plans to run a zone blocking scheme or a power blocking scheme. 

 

Haven't been able to listen yet. 

Paul did -- fairly vague answer but appears so

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Huston   

While he has no play-calling experience, he is not unfamiliar with presenting to the entire offense, last year he presented red zone offense for LaFleur, who was very complimentary of all his work. [Unlocked]

The first way Smith hopes to help maximize Marcus Mariota is by not asking him to change a lot.

“He’s already changed enough,” Smith said. “So, when he comes in here, he’ll know exactly how we’re reading plays, he’ll know exactly how we’re calling plays. It just allows him to take another step… I think as the whole offensive improves in Year 2, it will help the quarterback.”

He also believes play-calling can help keep the QB healthy.

You make sure you keep changing the launch points for him, that helps, he said. “The way the game is going, you’re able to run the ball or you’re able to move people off the line of scrimmage, it opens up a lot of things for him. So yeah, there’s certain areas of play-calling that go into it, and understand what your matchups may be week-to-week.

“Whether they’re inside or outside, the percentage these guys are going to blitz you in certain situations. That all factors into it. But, play-calling definitely can help. It’s not the end-all be-all, but there definitely will be a conscious effort to keep him healthy.”

 

Thats last point was the best part of the article to me, I though Lafluer could have done a better job of this last year.

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