I was wondering if somebody could explain to me the process of play-calling. Here are my questions?
When Porter or Glenn look on their armband are they following a sequential script that the offensive co-ordinator has devised, or are they deciding on their own what will happen? Do they have a bunch of plays that they can choose by their own free will depending on the down or yardage required?
Here's an example. What about when it's 2nd & 10 and Porter throws a really long sideline pass to Rodriguez for 4 yards. Who called that play? Why not gun for Bruce or Davis up the middle for a quick 12 yards. When Porter comes to the sideline does MB ask him "What the hell were you thinking?".
What about the choice of plays for Porter? Is his playbook simplified because of his inability to quickly read what's developing in the receiver routes. We've all seen him hesitate in the pocket even with adequate protection. When Glenn replaced Porter against Montreal he had that drive where in 5 or 6 passes he marched the Cats from deep in their own zone right to the dropped Pavlovic end-zone pass. That was a very impressive drive, but does Glenn use a more advanced playbook based on his experience or abilities?
I would love to hear what kind of chatter goes on in the huddles? Can anybody shed some light on the whole process?