Bill Belichick Thinks the West Coast Offense Should Have a Different Name

October 2, 2013 at 4:10p    by DJ Byrnes    

From ESPN:

"The West Coast offense should really be the Ohio River offense because it's Paul Brown's offense that [Bill] Walsh took out of there," Belichick said, referencing Walsh's 1980s San Francisco 49ers teams that won three Super Bowls.

Much like Walsh's scheme, which helped revolutionize the modern-day NFL, Brown's system called for short-yardage throws to receivers and running backs in spaces where they could take off and gain yards after the catch. It opened up offenses, and put the onus on defenders to account for more than two or three playmakers.

"The more you read about Paul Brown, the more you look at what he did, he truly is the father of this game," Belichick said. "He was so ahead of his time in all the organizational things, a lot of the schematic things. The preparation that we do, it's all very, very similar to what he did half a century ago, or maybe longer ago. The more I know about Paul Brown, the more impressed I am with him." 

Does anyone object to IMMEDIATELY renaming the West Coast Offense to "the Ohio River offense?" No? I thought not.




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Earle's picture

Righteous, brothers!

A true craftsman definitely never blames his tools.

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RedStorm45's picture

This is just Bill trying to make up with Cleveland fans since he couldn't bring them a Super Bowl.

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Can anyone?

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My bad man.  I wasn't trying to be hurtful. 

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bodast67's picture

No, but much respect to Bill Belichick for recognizing the genius that was Paul Brown and giving him the respect he deserves !




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I like football

Earle's picture

What's this Ohio River stuff?  What about the North Coast Offense?

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faux_maestro's picture

This offense was developed by Bill Walsh and Sam Wyche and Paul Brown during their time in Cincinnati. 

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If only his son had an ounce of his football intelligence. Same goes for Dave Shula.

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His son learned the ownership game from his dad, not the coaching game unfortunately.




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One day I will valiantly become a political prisoner of 11W jail.

Fugelere's picture

Good, the Coryell offense was the real WCO anyways.

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And Coryell got it from Sid Gillman. See, everything really does come back to Ohio (State).

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At least Bill is trying to give credit where credit is due.

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BUCK-I-FAN's picture

I think we should just call it THEE OHIO Offense

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If the use of "THE" pisses people off, just imagine writing/using it as "THEE" !

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Deep down I somehow knew this to be true...Paul Brown you were an X and O's genius

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Baller sh*t right there.

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