Funny how posters think they know what is going to happen despite the coaches and GM saying it won't. Forget that Gettleman says that Newton won't run much and will be used as a pocket passer. Lets forget that Rivera said we wouldn't be emphasizing the read option and will go to a more traditional offense.
Oh that's right, Head coaches don't call plays so Shula will do what he wants to do and ignore the head coach who hired him. And Gettleman may be the boss and have the last word on everything (which has been well documented) but he won't get involved in play calling. Forget that he is a football guy who is at every practice. He won't have input. Right CRA????
Truth is we are going to run everything on our playlist. Based on what we do well and who we are playing we will modify our playcalling from week to week. But after seeing what happened to RGIII and will happen to Kapernick or Wilson if they run like last year, there is going to be a de-emphasis on running quarterbacks. It is just too risky and these guys get paid a ton. No GM or coach wants their QB to go down particularly on a designed running play. Newton will run for sure, but mostly to escape pressure or in short yardage situations. We won't be using the read option unless we are pitching or using the dive element. Cam will not be the top rusher on the team this year. That you can take to the bank.
Funny how you knock posters and then do exactly the same thing.
Gettlemen never has actually said Newton wouldn't run much.....you did. You are just spinning a comment on Gettlemen's standard view of how QBs have generally played the game prior to arriving here. YOU then just proceeded to tell us all exactly how Shula will run the read option. YOU then tell us exactly when Cam will and won't run. None of which has been addressed by coaches
Pot meet kettle.
Both Rivera and Gettlemen have said the read option will stay....and it wasn't the focus of our offense in 28 of 32 games.
RGIII is built like a twig, has a reputation dating back to college and being a magnet for contact, with a injury history.....so yeah, he is such a great comparison in terms of how he should play the game with Cam.
Cam will rush for 500-800 yards. Like in 2011 and 2012.....he wasn't the leading rusher bc he ran too much last year. Which is what you imply. He was he leading rusher bc we split carries with 3 RBs so none will have a big number....and 2 of them had issues.
Gettlemen is a GM. Of course he has input....all do. Will he tell RR what will and won't be called as you suggest? Not likely....only examples of that are by OWNERS. He isn't a coach. Rivera will decide what goes down ultimately on the field...