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#16 RockyTopVol

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Posted 18 January 2013 - 06:44 PM

At least we won't have to compete with 8 teams looking for a HC next yr when we are making our hire.

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Posted 18 January 2013 - 06:44 PM

JR is fuging cheap dude just accept it

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Posted 18 January 2013 - 06:46 PM

Our offense will be identical to what we saw towards the end of the season. More power running and pocket passing.

Plus Cam and Shula are already close, and Shula coaches from the field and is more vocal unlike Chud.

#19 MrBubba

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Posted 18 January 2013 - 06:51 PM

Much easier time finding a parking space near BOA on Sunday's

More elbow room in the stadium

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Posted 18 January 2013 - 06:51 PM

By hiring an OC nobody else would allow on their facility at gunpoint and making him responsible for two coaching slots, we save JR a nice chunk of cash.

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Posted 18 January 2013 - 06:51 PM

Seriously, I will not be surprised if Shula is better than Chud, if for no other reason than I think we will run a more balanced offense.

But this team needs experience in the on field leadership positions. Guys that have been to the playoffs as coaches and won games, not guys that we hope can maybe possibly grow into the job. We may in fact be better next year than this year, but it will be because of the players, not because we have great coaching. The inexperience of our coaching staff is going to hold us back from what we could become, not make us perform above what would logically be expected.

#22 fieryprophet

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Posted 18 January 2013 - 06:53 PM

Seriously, I will not be surprised if Shula is better than Chud, if for no other reason than I think we will run a more balanced offense.

But this team needs experience in the on field leadership positions. Guys that have been to the playoffs as coaches and won games, not guys that we hope can maybe possibly grow into the job. We may in fact be better next year than this year, but it will be because of the players, not because we have great coaching. The inexperience of our coaching staff is going to hold us back from what we could become, not make us perform above what would logically be expected.


None of the other OC options fulfilled that requirement. Whisenhunt is the only one I can think of, and apparently there was no contact with him, so either he wasn't interested or we weren't, hard to say.

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Posted 18 January 2013 - 06:58 PM

None of the other OC options fulfilled that requirement. Whisenhunt is the only one I can think of, and apparently there was no contact with him, so either he wasn't interested or we weren't, hard to say.


I guess I was speaking in more general terms, not just among the candidates we looked at. Imo, what Rivera needed was a strong, experienced voice in his ear that had been there and done that, and the guys we are promoting don't even come close to fitting that criteria.

The good news is we've hired Jim Skipper. Rivera can learn a lot from Skip if he will listen to him.

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Posted 18 January 2013 - 07:06 PM

His dad was pretty good.

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Posted 18 January 2013 - 07:06 PM

For me the best thing about the Shula hire is watching the Huddle experts go balistic. Because if you listen to them, the Panthers suck, we are never going to win cuz JR is cheap, and this move cements us as the new laughingstock of the NFL.

You gotta love this place. The hyperbole is amazingly shallow.

#26 mountainpantherfan2

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Posted 18 January 2013 - 07:08 PM

Shula hasn't been an OC in the NFL since 1999 when he was 35 years old (started at age 32). Since then he has had several stops as a position coach and has generally been regarded as a good coach in those roles. He also was the HC at Alabama for 4 seasons as well.

At this point in his career he really is an unknown as far as being an OC is concerned. I seriously doubt he is the same coach that became the OC in Tampa at 32 that he is today.

I have no idea if he will be a good OC with the Panthers but I also have no idea if he will be bad either. That's the main problem I think most have with this hire. With guys like Turner, Whisenhunt and Jackson you can point to past successes. But these same coaches are available because of past failures as well, albeit as HC not OC.

There may not be reason now to really celebrate this move it doesn't mean Shula can't step up and be a great OC.

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Posted 18 January 2013 - 08:21 PM

Jackson wasn't a failure as a HC though. He took one of the most talentless teams in recent history and made them a top 10 offense and had them at 8-8 if my memory serves me. If he can take the Raiders to 8-8 he should have the talent on this team at 11-5 in the first year at minimum.

#28 rayzor

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Posted 18 January 2013 - 08:40 PM

i'm tired of having to try and put a positive spin on losing seasons and making excuses for bad coaches, bad hires, and bad decisions.

#29 Sean Payton's Vicodin

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Posted 18 January 2013 - 08:42 PM

There are none.

I have never been so sure of a losing season than I am with the 2013 Panthers. I don't even care about the draft right now.

Gettleman, the HC search starts now.

#30 Anybodyhome

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Posted 18 January 2013 - 08:44 PM

I only lost about 12% of the original price of my PSLs when I sold them a couple months ago....

Coulda been much worse had I waited until these post season moves...


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