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Delhommey

The Pistol

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Every one with eyes knows, the way the Panthers runs their RO they shouldn't run it much at all, cause it gives away to the defenders what their gonna do (plus the delay, the non motion of the RB's, along with the change of alignment etc.).

The way Frisco and especially Wash runs the pistol and misdirection, there's just so much deception involved.

Of course, you need a great running attack and/or Off line as well. But if the Panthers do it. Do it well, or don't do it at all.

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I wish we would mix the Pistol offense in with our scheme more.

Does anyone know if Shula has experience running the Pistol?

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The Redskins run the Pistol to profection. I always hated that Chud wouldn't do more with this formation. He'd only get in it like one or two times a game, like it was some type of secret formation that he wanted to keep in his back pocket or some poo.

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I highly doubt Shula has any experience with the pistol outside of what hes seen with it here. The last time he was an OC was a decade ago, and i dont think the pistol existed then.

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What the 49ers do isn't even technically "option football" sometimes is play action on the dive the run a QB sweep. There is no read involved, no hesitation for the offense, and the lead blockers know where the ball is going. It's an intelligent evolution beyond the read option. The defense never knows if its a true read option or a play action so they have to hesitate.

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I wish we would mix the Pistol offense in with our scheme more.

Does anyone know if Shula has experience running the Pistol?

the Shanahans didn't have experience with it either. The great thing about the pistol is you can basically just run a typical NFL offense out of it. It is an easier transition for OC's with NFL experience or have only run pro style offenses their whole career.

I think all of these offenses can work including what we have been doing. My main complaint with our offense is that we need to pick up the pace. Get in and out of the huddle with 20-25 seconds still on the play clock instead of 15-12 seconds like we have been doing. That gives us a chance to adjust or change the play based on what the defense is showing us. These last two years we haven't done that, so if the defense is giving us a look that has our play well defended, we just run it anyway and hope for the best. in order for our offense to work it has to be more flexible at the line of scrimmage.

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The Redskins run the Pistol to perfection. I always hated that Chud wouldn't do more with this formation. He'd only get in it like one or two times a game, like it was some type of secret formation that he wanted to keep in his back pocket or some poo.

Fixed/This!

Not sure how it would fit in with the current Panther offense, QB and most importantly new OC in Shula (who probably has enough things to worry about)??

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get Chris Ault on the phone and give him his consulting fee, and install it. Not that hard.

I like it. I didn't, but after two years of watching DW take a shotgun handoff and get a yard in what was supposed to be a very explosive offense, screw it. Give our backs a chance. Carolina was 2nd most in shotgun leaguewide.

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have to have a competent Oline to run it perfectly...

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the Shanahans didn't have experience with it either. The great thing about the pistol is you can basically just run a typical NFL offense out of it. It is an easier transition for OC's with NFL experience or have only run pro style offenses their whole career.

I think all of these offenses can work including what we have been doing. My main complaint with our offense is that we need to pick up the pace. Get in and out of the huddle with 20-25 seconds still on the play clock instead of 15-12 seconds like we have been doing. That gives us a chance to adjust or change the play based on what the defense is showing us. These last two years we haven't done that, so if the defense is giving us a look that has our play well defended, we just run it anyway and hope for the best. in order for our offense to work it has to be more flexible at the line of scrimmage.

I'd like to see more of this also

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