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#1 Mr. Scot

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Posted 04 February 2013 - 03:26 PM

...in his comments on WFNZ today.

Smith stated that last night's game showed why it was "not here to stay" and described it as something you put in your playbook "in pencil". He believes it can serve as something you throw in sometimes but that you can't use it as a base offense. He believes pro style offense is, and should remain, the norm.

Smith is obviously in a position to know the pro game way better than fans, though It's fair to note that his experience as part of a read option offense was far from positive.

The question would be whether he's making solid analysis in this or if his opinion is skewed because of the Panthers early season struggles.

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Posted 04 February 2013 - 03:32 PM

he's right.

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Posted 04 February 2013 - 03:32 PM

Smitty reads the huddle.

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Posted 04 February 2013 - 03:34 PM

Isn't it obvious?

A fad, nothing more.

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Posted 04 February 2013 - 03:35 PM

It's a change up.
Anything done too much is easy to counter.

It should be part of our offense, not the basis of our offense.

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Posted 04 February 2013 - 03:36 PM

The question would be whether he's making solid analysis in this or if his opinion is skewed because of the Panthers early season struggles.


Solid analysis based in part on first-hand experience, I'd presume.

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Posted 04 February 2013 - 03:36 PM

He's right. I'd expect Cam to say much the same considering how Chud destroyed our offense using it as a base offense to start the season.

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Posted 04 February 2013 - 03:40 PM

An offense that puts up 31 points in the SB and averages 35 points in the playoffs is unsuccessful.

Ok, Steve.

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Posted 04 February 2013 - 03:42 PM

Anyone else notice out version of it was so much slower than WAS or SF

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Posted 04 February 2013 - 03:42 PM

Hes been saying what weve all been saying for months now...nothing new.

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Posted 04 February 2013 - 03:43 PM

I knew this poo would happen if the 49ers lost. Nevermind they scored 29 points and only punted once.

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Posted 04 February 2013 - 03:43 PM

Well to be fair most of their success did not come from the RO last night.

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Posted 04 February 2013 - 03:44 PM

lol he's old.

it's just a running scheme and one that wasn't particularly run well here.

a WR criticizing an offensive base that is run heavy. crazy.

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Posted 04 February 2013 - 03:44 PM

I'd say the Ravens did a pretty good job of handling it up until 1) Ngata went out and 2) they got tired.

The tactic they used was similar to what defenses have used against option type offenses before, i.e. maintaining gap discipline and having the DEs wait and guard their lanes rather than committing early.

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Posted 04 February 2013 - 03:46 PM

nt