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Offensive coordinator Bill Muir headed upstairs to call plays

Offensive coordinator Bill Muir will call the plays on Sunday from the press box rather than from the sideline, where he’s been stationed the past four games.

''He has better vision when he’s upstairs,'' coach Romeo Crennel said. ''You can see more things. What I’ve found is when you’re on the sideline, you get a pulse of the team. You find out how they’re feeling and how they’re reacting when you can look into a guy’s eye.

''But from an ability to see the game, it’s a limited view that you have of the field and what’s happening. Bill wants a better view.''

Quarterback coach Jim Zorn will relay the play calls to Orton on the field.

Otherwise, the week was a different experience for Muir. For 13 games he designed the game plan with considerable input from Todd Haley, fired as head coach earlier in the week.

Crennel, also the defensive coordinator, had only a few words of advice for Muir.

''All defensive coaches have perspectives,'' Muir said. ''Basically what he said was . . . don’t do a lot of razzle-dazzle stuff. Let’s be meat and potatoes.''