if you suggest that familiarity breeds contempt then I would agree. As long as we also agree that the offense is fun to watch and productive so far. Let's enjoy the ride and give him his due. Cam is doing a great job running his offense. And Shula is letting Cam be Cam. What a great weapon to have.
There have been reasons for concern in the past but the majority of them shouldn't be with the play calling but execution and talent on the line. Sure Shula Is not an offensive genius by any means but with the right guys his offense can be effective. This is only his second stint as an OC but this offense is completely different that what he ran in Tampa. He has needed time to master it and adapt it to what Cam does best. Hopefully he has learned from Chud, Ramsdell, and even Proehl who was part of the greatest show on turf. Just like Rivera, Shula is learning and growing hopefully. I would think any panther fan would want that as well.
Interesting that they talk about how creative our play designs are to get Olsen the ball in several different ways. To listen to Shula haters here our play calling is predictable and obvious. Funny how all of the outside bloggers have been saying the complete opposite.
actually that isn't actually always true. First rounders for example get longer rookie deals and more time to prove themselves where as later round guys often have shorter contracts and less time to prove themselves or develop. Given that it often takes years for guys to develop they may not get the big money until a third contract or later. Plus lower round guys aren't kept as often as first rounders even with the same talent because they are supposedly easily replaceable and didn't cost as much to acquire. Now that might have nothing to do with Short since he is playing at a high level and gettleman doesn't seem to care about those kinds of things so you may be right about Short. But draft position does impact players more than you suggest. And yes you can find a dozen guys who don't fit the mold and a bunch more who do.
We will keep Short as he will still be cheaper to resign than Star based on his draft position. As for Star, let's see what he does this year and next. Hard to say which will be better by the time we have to resign them.
You are right. The worst part is that there are tons of posters on this site just waiting for a bad offensive effort to start all the Shula hate posts all over again. You have to suffer through hundreds of stupid posts talking about 10 to 15 years ago as if it mattered today. Even some of the folks with supposedly the best knowledge here are caught up with the Shuls hate.
I love this article. It says what I have said all along. The issue with our offense is execution and mediocre talent at many positions. But the scheme and play calling is much better than people give Shula credit for. Most times when we mess up it is execution and not play calling that is the issue. And now you have it from an objective source who apparently knows what he is talking about. now you know why Shula isn't going anywhere. LOL.
I was one of those pissed fans booing as loud as I could. I'm not a conspiracy theory guy but it was hard to see it any other way. Every time we stopped them there was another penalty to extend the drive. It was ridiculous.
It is the system which requires certain skills from the players in that system. Just like Jared Allen is a bad fit for Chicago which runs a 3-4 when Jared is a 4-3 guy all day, Cam wouldnt fit into a system that uses short accurate passes thrown to a spot rather than intermediate or long passes thrown to a person running the route. If you dont know what I am saying or can't see that for yourself there is little reason to debate because you clearly dont know the differences between the systems and the need to match the system to the strengths of your personnel.
Bersin is logical because he won't get picked up if we waive him again and he doesn't really see the field that much. We can't afford to cut a D linemen or someone in the secondary or linebacker so it has to come from the offense. Who else would you cut? I have nothing against Bersin as he is huge underdog. It is really who else is expendable at this point.