Originally Posted by bearagze
And, if that is our system (position coach makes personnel decisions), then it also explains Tedford's post game comment regarding it being a fair question as to why CJA was not in the game at the end. Tedford simply didn't want to throw Gould under the bus. Hopefully, other rbs will get more time now---including CD.
I can't believe that's the way teh staff does things. Players have different skill sets - some can block better, catch better, run stronger, run faster, etc. If that isn't taken into account when deciding a play, it's not making use of use differenting skills very well.
On the flip side, plays should not be telegraphed by inserting certain players that make the play-calling that much more obvious in certain situations. If Tedford said that CJA wasn't in because it would telegraph a run up the middle, that's a somewhat better response. Though if the coaches ever thought that way, why not be two steps ahead of the defense and put the bruiser in, fake the handoff, roll out and have 2 pass options and a run option. or something.