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We ran the wildcat in 2008 and Miami runs it the next year and it is some kind of new inventive idea. We ran the pistol plenty in 2011 and San Francisco runs in 2012 and they are suddenly new and inventive.

Truth is we have run the pistol plenty of times over the past 2 years with very good success. When you see Cam not at full shotgun depth (4 yards instead of 7) with the runner lined up 2 or 3 years behind him, that is the pistol formation. When he is further back and the runner is next to him, that is the shotgun.

In fact some of the references to the pistol offense reference that the Panthers and Newton have used it.

So for all the posters acting like this is new or something we should do, welcome to 2011.

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Truth is we have run the pistol plenty of times over the past 2 years with very good success. When you see Cam not at full shotgun depth (4 yards instead of 7) with the runner lined up 2 or 3 years behind him, that is the pistol formation. When he is further back and the runner is next to him, that is the shotgun.

In fact some of the references to the pistol offense reference that the Panthers and Newton have used it.

So for all the posters acting like this is new or something we should do, welcome to 2011.

You see, all good things with Cam and this offense can be taken from 2011 (and the the last 7 games of 2012). LOL.

We'll just suffer some timely amnesia, regarding those first 9 games 0f 2012. SMH

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Hire Chris Ault as QB Coach

i wouldn't be opposed to that at all

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You see, all good things with Cam and this offense, can be taken from 2011 (and the the last 7 games of 2012).

We'll just suffer some timely amnesia, regarding those first 9 games 0f 2012. SMH

Who is forgetting? You? I was at all the home games and suffered through the late game collapses. Still what does that have to do with the fact we ran the pistol formation last year and this??

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The pistol is exactly what read option is, except for the fact that the RB lines up behind the QB instead of off to the side. Come on man. It works sometimes and it doesnt work other times. As a base it does not work. as a sub package it forces Defenses to stay home and play very disiplined.

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I can't think of any kind of explanation as to how it COULDN'T work. The pistol is no different than the shotgun or singleback formation. Just lined up differently. I mean you do the same thing in the pistol that you can do in those formations.

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The pistol is exactly what read option is, except for the fact that the RB lines up behind the QB instead of off to the side. Come on man. It works sometimes and it doesnt work other times. As a base it does not work. as a sub package it forces Defenses to stay home and play very disiplined.

THE PISTOL IS NOT THE READ OPTION!

Do some people think college football and go, "LOL OPTION."

Umm, watch West Virginia University. You can run the pistol JUST like you run any other formation. Heck, the DETROIT LIONS with STAFFORD utilize the pistol.

Do people seriously think running the pistol automatically means running the read option? It is just a formation... like any other formation.

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Who is forgetting? You? I was at all the home games and suffered through the late game collapses. Still what does that have to do with the fact we ran the pistol formation last year and this??

Oh. I was in agreement with you.

I was stating (as I wrote), "all good things with Cam and the offense came out of 2011", including what you pointed out. I had to throw the end of 2012 of course, cause that was Cam's best stretch. But I like what the Panthers ran in 2011.

Whether it was the pistol, I, 2 TE sets, Under Center, classic shotgun, etc., basically the Panthers need to stick to those sets and mix it up, as opposed to a heavy dose of the Shotgun type RO they ran early last year in over abundance.

Once again, I was agreeing with you. And even added a "LOL", after (but probably after you had responded).

No biggie.

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THE PISTOL IS NOT THE READ OPTION!

Do some people think college football and go, "LOL OPTION."

Umm, watch West Virginia University. You can run the pistol JUST like you run any other formation. Heck, the DETROIT LIONS with STAFFORD utilize the pistol.

Do people seriously think running the pistol automatically means running the read option? It is just a formation... like any other formation.

yep. thought the same thing when i saw that. the pistol is a formation. the read option is a running play. not at all the same thing.

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THE PISTOL IS NOT THE READ OPTION!

Do some people think college football and go, "LOL OPTION."

Umm, watch West Virginia University. You can run the pistol JUST like you run any other formation. Heck, the DETROIT LIONS with STAFFORD utilize the pistol.

Do people seriously think running the pistol automatically means running the read option? It is just a formation... like any other formation.

Which is exactly what I said. The pistol is a formation from which the read option is ran.

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The pistol will not be the same next year. It wasn't that successful against an Atlanta team that sucks against the run. Next year, it will be like our read option. Lbs and des fresh out of collegecwill be prepared for it.

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