Football fans hear all the time that some teams like to script their first set of plays in a game. The idea of scripting plays is often talked about, but I’m not sure how often or in what manner it’s executed. Some coaches claim to script the first 20 plays, others script the first 10.
It sounds like the Vikings will have scripted plays in their weekly game plan under new Offensive Coordinator Bill Musgrave.
“We have a certain number of plays we want to get run in the first half and then we also have some scripted plays that we want to get called in the second half,” Musgrave said on Thursday. “So we sit down as a staff and determine what best matches up against that respective defense.”
So while Musgrave says the Vikings will adopt the strategy of scripting plays, it also sounds like the plan to execute those scripted plays is not how it’s typically understood by those outside of the coaching profession.
“It’s hard to run them right down the list because field position changes, down and distance and things like that,” Musgrave explained, “but we definitely have an itemized and prioritized list that we want to get to at the earliest convenience.”
Musgrave indicated the number of scripted plays can change from week-to-week, but he also said the number of scripted plays is in the 25-50 range.
‘We definitely plan our work and then work our plan,” Musgrave said.
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