“It’ll just give you a practical opportunity to kind of step away from the offense a little bit,” Garrett said. “I made a very conscious effort over the last couple of years to coach the whole football team. I spent time with the defensive guys on their side of the practice field. I spent a lot of time in the defensive meetings and the special teams meetings. I’ve always done that. But just the mechanics of someone else calling the actual plays allows me to maybe take a different view of it. So you’ll see that on the practice field. That’s how we operated all throughout the offseason in our OTAs and our mini-camp, and it worked very smoothly for us, and we’ll continue to do that.”
Garrett has been the team’s play-caller since 2007 when he became offensive coordinator. Callahan has not called plays in an NFL game since 2003.
-- Charean Williams