Larry David thinks he could be an offensive or defensive coordinator in the NFL

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In 1991, Larry David wrote this scene for the seventh episode of the second season of Seinfeld…

David himself is a big sports fan who has a pretty good grip on what it takes to play, coach and analyze these games professionally. But during a recent appearance on The Rich Eisen Podcast, the star of a new HBO comedy entitled "Clear History" suggested that he could be an NFL offensive or defensive coordinator.

“If they gave me a chance, I could turn the fortunes of an NFL team around,” David said, per Larry Brown Sports. “There’s no doubt in my mind. I write stories, so why couldn’t I draw up a play? What’s harder? I think a lot of writers could be offensive coordinators. I know I could do it.”

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In constructing his argument, David mentioned that, if he were coaching in Denver, he wouldn't have taken a knee at the end of regulation in last year's playoff game against the Baltimore Ravens. Easy to say in hindsight. Plus, that decision came from head coach John Fox, not the offensive coordinator. He also said he'd go for it on fourth down more, which is what every 12-year-old boy would say and is also (usually) a head coach's domain.

Yes, we know David is — as per usual — speaking with his tongue firmly planted in cheek, but in case more celebrities start getting cocky and following suit, let's just squash this thing right off the bat.

That said, we'd be cool with a team giving David a shot, just because he's brilliant. But if David runs an offense, we'd need to see him teamed up with defensive coordinator Marty Funkhouser.

[Larry Brown Sports]

Brad Gagnon

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Brad Gagnon has been passionate about both sports and mass media since he was in diapers -- a passion that won't die until he's in them again. Based in Toronto, he's worked as a national NFL blog editor at theScore.com (covering Super Bowls XLIV, XLV and XLVI), a producer and writer at theScore Television Network and a host, reporter and play-by-play voice at Rogers TV. His work has also appeared at Deadspin, FoxSports.com, The Guardian, The Hockey News and elsewhere at Bloguin, but his day gig has him covering all things NFC East for Bleacher Report.

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