Halsey looked to take the fight to the enemy. Serving as commander, Carrier Division 2 aboard his flagship Enterprise, Halsey led a series of hit and run raids against the Japanese, striking the Gilbert and Marshall islands in February, Wake Island in March, and carrying out the Doolittle Raid in April against targets on the Japanese homeland. Halsey's slogan, "Hit hard, hit fast, hit often" soon became a byword for the Navy.
[Spruance is visiting Halsey in the hospital]
RAdm. Raymond A. Spruance: I just want to thank you for recommending me to take your task force to sea. Now I have a question for you- Did that *itch* go to your *head*?
Vice Adm. William F. 'Bull' Halsey Jr.: [amused] Stop underestimating yourself, Ray. Any Skipper who could keep his cruisers and destroyers alongside of my carriers, from one end of the Pacific to the other, is *definitely* the man for the job.
RAdm. Raymond A. Spruance: You and I are uh- aw, Bill, we're kind of different! Do you think *I* can pull it off the same way *you* could have?
Vice Adm. William F. 'Bull' Halsey Jr.: [calmly] I can only tell you this Ray- You play it the way you *feel* it, not the way you think *I'd* play it. You go to sea, you find Yamamoto, and *chew his ass*! Now, that's all there is to it.
Romeo Crennel and Brian Daboll have some history together. Romeo will command the overall effort and the Defense, Brian will try to keep his Offense alongside in a complimentary way to what the Defense is doing.
Brian Daboll has to be in Heaven. Brian in coordinating for Cleveland and Miami has never had a clear cut #1 QB to work with. Derek Anderson, Brady Quinn, Colt McCoy, Brian Delhomme, Seneca Wallace, Chad Henne, and Matt Moore never played an entire season at QB for Daboll
His Offense seems to revolve around 3-4 WR's, 2 TE's, and a RB with a FB. Some might say he has multiple FB's as Running Backs. In 2009 Jerome Harrison (I remember that dude) played the Halfback to Lawrence Vickers as the Full Back. Vickers remained in 2010 but Peyton Hillis took over as the Half Back. Payton played 776 total plays for the Browns that year. In 8 games, Hillis took most every offensive snap, I would really not like that in Kansas City. Miami brought on the Bush/Thomas duo with Hilliard playing FB in 2011.
Brian Daboll kept Maurice Carthon (listed as Asst Head Coach) so I would assume he will also retain the RB's coach role.
The TE position appears to be an everydown type player, a clear 2nd TE, and a third that will see 200 or so snaps.
The WR group seems to be a dominant #1 (Brandon Marshall, Massaquoi) A 2nd WR that gets 400-700 plays and a 3rd WR that gets 400-500 plays, and sometimes a 4th who might get 300 plays.
- How might this all effect the Chiefs Offense in 2012?
- Will we have another RB controversy if Hillis takes a lion's share of the Running back Snaps?
- How many plays will Dexter McCluster and Cyrus Gray get from the backfield?
- Dwayne Bowe and Steve Breaston should get the most Targets from Matt Cassel.
- How many will Baldwin and Wylie get?
- What is the order in the TE's group? Watson in Cleveland and Fasano in Miami drew heavy duty.
- Is Tony Moeaki up for nearly 1000 snaps of Offense or is Kevin Boss going to be the #1?
Is Matt Moore a Left Handed QB? When looking at the Passing game in Miami it had a definite weak side focus as the passes got deeper. The Chiefs will continue to throw center short (but at least it appears it will be beyond the Line of Scrimmage) and it looks like we will take more shots deeper down the Field. Baldwin?
It is nice to have Weapons in the Offense, I am looking forward to see how Daboll might use them all :)