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#41 raleigh-panther

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Posted 18 January 2013 - 10:45 PM

From my understanding Jackson was fired because he was a nut case. He basically came out after the end of the season and said he was taking over the Raiders. His ego was way out of check and it wasn't just in Oakland. There is more than one way to fail as a coach.


Giving up all those draft picks for Carson Palmer....well, that might have had a little to do with it.

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Posted 18 January 2013 - 10:45 PM

Positive spin, Scott Fowler says it's the right thing to do......

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Posted 18 January 2013 - 10:46 PM

Maybe I'll be dead before the season starts!


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Posted 18 January 2013 - 11:39 PM

Nobody else wanted to come here we are lucky shula put his career on the line otherwise ricky and Rivera would have been rolling dice for the plays to pick out of chuds joker playbook.

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Posted 18 January 2013 - 11:42 PM

The only positive spin I can think of is it gave us something to talk about other than Teo's fictitious dead girlfriend...

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Posted 18 January 2013 - 11:52 PM

I might be one of the few who doesn't hate this hire. We'll see. We all hated Chud's read option mania, so this will keep all the things we liked about Chud's play book, but hopefully scale back all the things we hated.

Pound the ball. Pound the ball. Play action.

Beats read option, read option, 19 second developing WR routes with a shitty OLine.

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Posted 19 January 2013 - 01:29 AM

I might be one of the few who doesn't hate this hire. We'll see. We all hated Chud's read option mania, so this will keep all the things we liked about Chud's play book, but hopefully scale back all the things we hated.

Pound the ball. Pound the ball. Play action.

Beats read option, read option, 19 second developing WR routes with a shitty OLine.


That offense you call "read option, read option, 19 second developing WR routes with a shitty OLine" was top 10 in both 2011 and 2012 according to football outsiders

so anything Shula's coming up with doesn't beat it unless the Panthers offense sustains that production with the Shula hire.

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Posted 19 January 2013 - 02:49 PM

That offense you call "read option, read option, 19 second developing WR routes with a shitty OLine" was top 10 in both 2011 and 2012 according to football outsiders

so anything Shula's coming up with doesn't beat it unless the Panthers offense sustains that production with the Shula hire.


That is true. I think most folks hope that Shula's offense is half as creative as Chud's was. Scoring points, effective in the redzone, all things Chud's offense was good at doing.

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Posted 19 January 2013 - 02:56 PM

On 1st and goal....Mike Shula will not call 3 straight passes.

Chud was too cute, too often. His biggest flaw.

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Posted 19 January 2013 - 03:12 PM

The biggest problem with Chud was that he was outsmarting himself and showing off for a head coach position. He was constantly looking for the big play (even with Cam in the own end zone). Shula will be more conservative, but I see that as a plus.
I expect the read option to be dramatically, and be use max of 5 times. I expect to see a more balanced offense and still use Cam's big arm. If you look at the offense of the end of the season, it was more conservative. More tight-end oriented, more short and medium passing. Long drives over 5 or 8 minutes. I think with a more conservative offense than Chud's and still taking shots when needed, the team will be in the playoffs.

The only thing that I wonder about is Shula's game planning. Can he exploit the opponent's weaknesses? Can he avoid being to predictable? (Chud couldn't in the beginning of the season).


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