Zuttah Will Command The O-LineJuly 26th, 2012
Jeremy Zuttah walked into Chucky’s giant playbook as a rookie and had no problem mastering all positions on the offensive line quickly in 2008. Zuttah filled in as a starter for Davin Joseph and Zuttah’s name wasn’t heard over four games, a great compliment to his brain and skills.
Joe remembers Davin Joseph raving about Zuttah’s aptitude during his old radio show, sharing that it took him a solid year to figure out Chucky’s playbook but Zuttah was an incredibly quick study.
Well, it seems that Zuttah is impressing again. Offensive line coach Bob Bostad told Joe today that Zuttah will be making line calls. It was a job Josh Freeman held last season.
“He has a great grasp knowledge-wise of what we’re asking him to do,” Bostad said of Zuttah. “He’s a guy that certainly can be that quarterback of the offensive line.
“[Josh Freeman] starts the whole process, but it’s really within the line that the line calls are made and they direct it from that center position.”
The change in line-calls responsibilities may not be significant, but it would represent a shift in philosophy from Greg Olson, who strongly believed that having a quarterback make the calls was an important step in a QB’s development.
Perhaps this will take some pressure off Josh Freeman, who has said multiple times that he put too much pressure on himself last season.