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Most of these NFL coaches are pretty sharp guys with loads of experience. Incorporating new ideas into their playbook isn't a big deal.

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

The right side is the only side to need complete overhaul, and even improving the RG or RT would bring us to competent.

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Most of these NFL coaches are pretty sharp guys with loads of experience. Incorporating new ideas into their playbook isn't a big deal.

Agreed, but that's assuming Shula is "sharp". And he hasn't been an OC or HC for a while.

Hopefully, he will be. However past experiences has shown he's been a not so great play caller. And who's to say what he'll do during a game, especially an important one??

Just look at the 'innovative', celebrated Chud for example, and all the bone head moves/plays he did this past season as an OC and play caller. I get your point though.

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you put newton in the pistol offense, and there are few defenses that are going to be able to deal with him. long term newton > vick, imo.

true. he's a lot more athletic than people think when they look at his cerebral qualities.

kind of the same way i think newton is a better passer and smarter than most people give him credit for. he isn't the one trick pony that many believe. as a passer i really compare him to big ben. i think he's that good.

what newton will need is an offense designed around his talents. mroe than likely it will be something like the pistol offense. newton in the pistol offense would be downright lethal.

the advantage that luck has is that he would be able to fit in any offense and be good.

we'll most likely be changing the offense anyways. at least i hope we do.

the pistol wouldn't be that hard of an offesne to adjust to. much of what we have done already could be done easily out of that formation. you can do pretty much the same things you can with a QB under center, only it gives him the advantage of being three yards back.

i do think that newton has a big (and accurate) arm that is pretty equal to that of ben's. he can sit back and wait or buy time for things to develop downfield and already does a little reading of defenses. he watches the safeties and times his passes based on what they are doing. he's a lot smarter than what people think. i do agree that he may have to sit for a year while luck could probably start right away and do well, but if newton did start right away it wouldn't be the disaster that we have had with clausen. he's got some legs and can get himself ou of trouble. i also disagree with the idea that he wouldn't be able to pull off the type of running he did at auburn in the pros. he's got as much running ability and power as any RB coming out of college.

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Agreed, but that's assuming Shula is "sharp". And he hasn't been an OC or HC for a while.

Hopefully, he will be. However past experiences has shown he's been a not so great play caller. And who's to say what he'll do during a game, especially an important one??

Just look at the 'innovative', celebrated Chud for example, and all the bone head moves/plays he did this past season as an OC and play caller. I get your point though.

It is amazing that Shula has stayed employed every single year of his career considering how dumb some of you guys seem to think he is. Apparently all of these coaches are even less "sharp" for hiring him year in and year out, whether it is to be OC or as QB coach.

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Nice Ray.

I think you should change your comparison to Brett Favre instead of Big Ben though.

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Nice Ray.

I think you should change your comparison to Brett Favre instead of Big Ben though.

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Hoge had a good segment on NFL Matchup this morning about how the Falcons shut down the read-option last week with the play of the DE and making sure they held their outside contain. Wilson didn't run the ball once out of the option.

It works, but anything you do in the NFL will get figured out by defenses... they're too smart and too fast. You have to change it up.

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Hoge had a good segment on NFL Matchup this morning about how the Falcons shut down the read-option last week with the play of the DE and making sure they held their outside contain. Wilson didn't run the ball once out of the option.

It works, but anything you do in the NFL will get figured out by defenses... they're too smart and too fast. You have to change it up.

Send a lead blocker to take out the DE and run the QB out anyway.

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

have to have a better OL anyway, but in its essence, the zone read is the same concept whether you're running the inside zone to the RB, outside zone, or any of the option plays.

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