Pete is the one who went with the option read. I am sure Cable figured out the particulars, but Pete was the one who got it implemented into the gameplan. Cable never ran it before, so it isn't like it was his baby or something. He's a darn good coach though, but I think he and Pete work very well together. Notice Cable isn't standing 2 feet from Pete like a lapdog at all times. One really interesting thing that is a bit off-topic, but sort of on, is that if you compare how Hawk coaches are even aligned on the sideline it is different than most teams. Most teams have a bunch of guys milling around the head coach. Not the Hawks. They are seemingly assigned places to be, and move out of that spot to talk to specific players, but notice how quickly Pete knows where to run when he wants to talk to Cable, Bevell, Bradley, or specific players? I seriously think part of his "doing things better than they've ever been done before" involves a map for where people are to prevent big communication miscues and such.
I think this benefits coaches and really prepares them for their own head jobs, because they are in charge of something. They are a mini-head-coach in a way and handle their business, and Pete is the CEO and his office is right on the sidelines in the middle with space around him to do his thing. He has a full view of everybody and I've seen him eschew the headset and run have discussions with Cable and Bevell many times, and knew where they were. The whole system works well. I'm ok if they lose a playoff game if they play well and give it 100%, because they are way on the right track. I have nothing but 100% praise for this staff and want them all back next year for certain. I just don't want Whisenunt as our defensive coordinator as somebody suggested earlier.
R.I.P. Dad. I miss you. You will never be forgotten
1/12/39 - 8/7/08