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Flavor of the month? Pittsburgh Steelers coach Mike Tomlin compared the read option, run by Washington and San Francisco, as the "flavor of the month." So how does Garrett feel about it, considering he sees the Redskins twice a season in the NFC East? "I know it was very effective for them and some other teams," Garrett said. "I do know this about the National Football League: People study what other teams are doing and they work very hard. Defensive coaches work very hard to stop some of those new trends. I think we saw that with the Wildcat. That was really a very popular, effective offensive tool a few years ago. You don’t see teams doing it quite as much."
Play-calling issues: Garrett hasn't said who will call the offensive plays for the Cowboys this upcoming season ... and they're not the only team with that issue. New Philadelphia Eagles coach Chip Kelly, the offensive guru out of the University of Oregon, hasn't decided if he'll do it or if it'll be offensive coordinator Pat Shurmur.
"We’re so far away from that," Kelly said. "We’re still just putting our offense together, and how we’re calling it, what we think we want to do, we’ll kind of finalize that. And I think a lot of that is overblown, too, because offensive football is all situational. When you script our third down during the week, when you get to third-and-3 at the 6, these are the four plays that we’re running. As long as you can read off a sheet, anybody can call a play."
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