July 10, 2010
If you are a fan of the wide-open pass oriented game that we see each week in Arena/Indoor football, College Football, NFL, CFL, and High School Football; you owe a debt of thanks to the man known as “Mouse”. Darrel “Mouse” Davis regarded as the godfather of the Run and Shoot offense is responsible for re-defining the modern passing game. “Mouse” took a book that he read in the 1960’s authored by Glenn “Tiger” Ellison on the Run and Shoot and developed the modern version of the system that we see run by schools around the country and in the Arena Football League. Davis would take his system from the High School Level, Collegiate Level, Canadian Football League, United States Football League, and ultimately the National Football League.
His impact on the Arena/Indoor game is profound as he served as the Arena Football Leagues Director of Football Operations and designed the game play that we still see utilized today. Coach Davis developed the first Arena League Playbook and trained and recruited many coaches for the league (including current Tampa Bay Storm Coach Tim Marcum) during their informative years. He has coached for several Arena Football League teams including the Detroit Fury and the San Diego Riptide of the former AF2. Coach Davis has recently rejoined the coaching staff of the University of Hawaii to serve as the Wide Receivers coach for the 2010 season.
Every fan of the modern passing game needs to check out this documentary being released on the “History of the Run and Shoot Offense” and its developer Darrell “Mouse” Davis. The film is being produced by Roaring Mouse Productions LLC. in Portland Oregon, and is set to be released next year.
Visit the official website of the film at http://www.themousethatroarsmovie.com