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Has Norv had any interviews yet? I wonder if he is waiting to see what all happens.

Only speculation so far.

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There's no one available that I'd rather have, except maybe Norv (maybe) so I don't know about this.

It's just that the later weeks looked so good. If he would just wake the fug up and do what works, keep him. But I dont trust him to not go full retard again, and in case, GTFO. But since there's no way to tell what he'll do, I feel like we should hang on to him on the idea that we won't get anything better in replacement. At least not anyone worth the new system.

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Yes I do. His commirment to the read option as a base offense was a HUGE mistake. And he was arrogant about not changing it until week 10. Amazingly enough we got better, ran it better, and won more games once he stopped that(psst we looked better with all back up olineman and Stew out, so it wasn't personnel). It took him 10 games to change what everyone else wanted gone in week 3 or 4. Year 1 he was pass happy in the first half of the season also. Guess what? In the second half of year 1 when he started running the ball we won 4 of our last 6. Coincidence? But this year he starts off pass happy again and when we do run it , it's all read option plays. That is the definition of not recognizing his mistake year 1 but actually compounding it by sticking to a flawed plan when it is obvious to everyone that it is not working.

Chud is Mike Martz 2.0. Brilliant but too impatient and arrogant. Chud and his commitment to the read option(and long developing spread pass plays when our oline is suspect) shot this season in the foot before it started. Other problems? Definitely. But his was self-inflicted.

No we didn't start winning games because we stopped running the read option because he ran is all year long. we started winning games because we started to run it well like against the eagles, falcons and the bucs. So it's not like he stopped running it week 10 because we ran it just as much. look at the first two touchdowns against the eagles they were both play action read option. Chud didn't change week 10 the defense did and the offensive line did. Panthers vs Chargers 31 to 7 panthers won.. Chud vs Norv ..Chud won.

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the biggest concern i have about turner and one that i've brought up before and no one has said anything about is how would turner include cam's running ability? i don't know how mobile a QB he's had in the past and if it was something that he utilized. i don't know how progressive he is.

if he doesn't allow for cam to run, we will constantly be leaving yardage and points on the table.

turner just seems too old school to me. i think that the game is starting to pass him by as well.

I am waiting for this running QB scheming to be adjusted to by NFL defenses. They will figure it out. Skins ran their version of it (better than ours) using the Shanahan zone blocking scheme he used in Denver and making Alfred Morris look like Walter Payton (scheme was better than Chuds). RGIII is already out of commission after one season. Russell Wilson could be the next one. Wilson is smart in that he seems to avoid contact even during his much praised blocking for Lynch (he didn't really block anyone, he created a distraction). Cam needs to be a pocket passer and rollout QB with running being a second or third option except in short yardage situations. Cam running plays can also be utilized in a surprise element. This read option crap will go down the toilet for all teams soon. Russell Wilson has a more compact physique than RGIII but if he continues to run down the field blocking people, someone will send Wilson to the hospital as well.

I want us to build on OL to enhance the running game with our talented running backs and give protection to Cam to distribute the ball to multiple options with a distribution of pass plays for short yardage and chunks of yardage. If we can build a great OL, the potential for sustained success can be achieved. Until I see a team win a Super Bowl doing what the Panthers, Seahawks, Redskins, and 49ers now do with Kaepernick , I expect that the teams with the best drop back passing schemes will still win the gold.

In the end, though, I don't want Norv. I want Rivera to tell Chud or whoever else that we will play the game based on making Cam a passer who runs when necessary or to trick defenses on occasions. Develop Cam into a passer as goal one.

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No we didn't start winning games because we stopped running the read option because he ran is all year long. we started winning games because we started to run it well like against the eagles, falcons and the bucs. So it's not like he stopped running it week 10 because we ran it just as much. look at the first two touchdowns against the eagles they were both play action read option. Chud didn't change week 10 the defense did and the offensive line did. Panthers vs Chargers 31 to 7 panthers won.. Chud vs Norv ..Chud won.

That's just not true.

We ran the read option much more early in the year than late in the year. Hell, in the last game against NO, we only ran it 3 times. Compare that to the 21 times we ran it against Atlanta early in the year, or 11 times vs Seattle, or 14 times against Dallas.

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Please hire him, Browns. We need Norv!

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For the sake of space, I didn't quote your entire post, but I endorse and agree with every word you wrote. Very well stated.

Thanks man. I've gotten a lot of practice saying that to my friends this year ha

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No we didn't start winning games because we stopped running the read option because he ran is all year long. we started winning games because we started to run it well like against the eagles, falcons and the bucs. So it's not like he stopped running it week 10 because we ran it just as much. look at the first two touchdowns against the eagles they were both play action read option. Chud didn't change week 10 the defense did and the offensive line did. Panthers vs Chargers 31 to 7 panthers won.. Chud vs Norv ..Chud won.

The amount of times we ran it is what you are ignoring. We're talking 3-5 times a game toward the end as opposed to 12 - 20 times early on. And in some of those early games we would only run it 12 or 14 times total(again a big problem). To me the read option is like playaction. You need to establish a power running game for it to work, because if the other team knows it's coming they are not waiting to bite on the fake. They will crash down and get to the back while he's standing still.

Cam became a better passer when they started running plays under center, Deangelo started looking like himself again when we ran prostyle runs, and then the read option worked because it was a wrinkle when we were already passing and running well. There's really no argument here because the proof is in the wins and our star players performances once he changed it. I think Chud can do well but Rivera better be ready to reign him in more and faster this year because it is hard to trust him. Our record in closing out games late is closely related to his playcalling.

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That's just not true.

We ran the read option much more early in the year than late in the year. Hell, in the last game against NO, we only ran it 3 times. Compare that to the 21 times we ran it against Atlanta early in the year, or 11 times vs Seattle, or 14 times against Dallas.

The 3 games you just listed are all games we could have won but the defense let get away

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The 3 games you just listed are all games we could have won but the defense let get away

I picked those games only because I happened to have that data handy. It doesn't change the point that our offense did, in fact, change dramatically from week 1 to week 17.

As the year went on, we ran more under center plays. We ran less read option. We utilized 2 TE sets much more than early in the year, and in general, kept more people in to block to assist the offensive line, giving our running backs room to run and giving Cam time to complete passes.

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For 5 mil I'll just take him out.

You need my Paypal info?

I was talking about team money but sure man pm me that poo

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That's just not true.

We ran the read option much more early in the year than late in the year. Hell, in the last game against NO, we only ran it 3 times. Compare that to the 21 times we ran it against Atlanta early in the year, or 11 times vs Seattle, or 14 times against Dallas.

Where are those read option numbers from?

The read option did die late....but that probably had something to do with the fact Newton and Williams literally fought over the ball. I do question the chemistry between those two...

When Stewart was still in the lineup the usage of the read option seemed to change based on opponent. For example, disappeared against Chicago and returned the next week against the Skins

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