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Shula's offense taking shape

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Let's just hope he has learned how to manage a game and make half time adjustment. Improving the scheme is great, implementing it based on a strategy is more challenging.

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Just win.

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i just think if nothing else, as long as the offensive line doesn't perform like they're auditioning to play sam dawson for the first 9 games that'll greatly improve our season outlook

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I realize that some of you hate the read option, but pace helps significantly at better executing the read option. The quicker we get to the line the better.

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I love how Cam-detractors assume the lack of verbiage is because Newton possesses a low football IQ. This is the same guy who has learned and adapted to four different offensive schemes in the last six years.

Shula's offensive might actually be what the doctor ordered for Cam.

 

They don't ASSUME: This is how they want it to be, the only way they'd see it. Lol. 

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chud tried to win by being to complex for the other team's defense. it backfired.

 

shula seems to favor efficiency,  which is good. i just hope he's that way with his playcalling and in-game management. that is still what remains my main concern with him and rivera. 

 

it seems like they should be able to hit the ground firing on all cylinders week one and they seem to understand they have to start fast out of the gate. i just hope they can pull it off. this is one of those areas that the culture needs to be changing. they've been too laid back for too long just trying to be a bunch of happy guys.it makes for some nice warm fuzzies, but it doesn't often translate into great football. if the guys are too comfortable, it takes away the urgency. i'm hoping that the competition at WR will net some good results. i just wish we had better competition for those spots. it's better than what we had, but not where it should be. same with the secondary.

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Shula scares the poo out of me. We are really moving in the right direction defensively and we have the abiility to keep D's guessing. But Shula might scare me more than our secondary and spiders

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Shula scares the poo out of me. We are really moving in the right direction defensively and we have the abiility to keep D's guessing. But Shula might scare me more than our secondary and spiders

Exactly. That's why I'm still on that 6 to 8 win bandwagon. Until Shula proves he can call a game and make adjustments, I'm not overly optimistic. That goes for our entire coaching staff.

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chud tried to win by being to complex for the other team's defense. it backfired.

 

shula seems to favor efficiency,  which is good. i just hope he's that way with his playcalling and in-game management. that is still what remains my main concern with him and rivera. 

 

it seems like they should be able to hit the ground firing on all cylinders week one and they seem to understand they have to start fast out of the gate. i just hope they can pull it off. this is one of those areas that the culture needs to be changing. they've been too laid back for too long just trying to be a bunch of happy guys.it makes for some nice warm fuzzies, but it doesn't often translate into great football. if the guys are too comfortable, it takes away the urgency. i'm hoping that the competition at WR will net some good results. i just wish we had better competition for those spots. it's better than what we had, but not where it should be. same with the secondary.

The Sunday paper here had an interview with Smitty. In it he said that too many people get comfortable. He equates comfortable with lazy. He says you have to get past that, and that it takes hard work to do so. He also said that everyone was working hard to shed that label. It was refreshing to hear that.

As to the verbiage. IMO, shortening the verbiage does not make the huddle much shorter. It only takes a few seconds to call a play no matter how long the verbiage. It is getting the plays in quicker, added to the shortened verbiage, that gets us to the line quicker.

That, and with the shortened verbiage fewer players will be confused. When you know your roll, you play faster. I know most every player knows what those long play calls mean, but you can still be confused as to execution. I am hoping, as are many others, that the shorter verbiage equates to better execution because everyone should know their roll in the play. Less confusion is good.

I know I get excited every year. But I truly feel something different this year. I am giddy as a school girl over the possibilities this year. Of course I said that last year as well, so take that for what its worth.

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Exactly. That's why I'm still on that 6 to 8 win bandwagon. Until Shula proves he can call a game and make adjustments, I'm not overly optimistic. That goes for our entire coaching staff.

To me this is like saying, I think that chick has titties, but until she shows them to me, I can't be sure. They're there, it is just a matter of how big they are.

Benjamin Franklin was also a pessimist. He claimed he liked being so because when something good actually did happen, he could finally get excited.

This is sports. It has nothing to do with life. It is entertainment. Do you go into the movie theater thinking the movie is going to suck until it proves otherwise?

I love the fact that I can get excited over the future. Life is hard enough as it is. Give me something I can look forward to. That is what sports is to me. Something to get excited about. If it doesn't work out, my life does not change. If however, it does work out. I have this warm fuzzy feeling that can last for a good long while. Of course that fuzzy feeling hasn't been around a whole lot in my lifetime, what with being a Lions fan, and now a Panthers fan.

But by golly, I am going to hope for the best anyway. Hellz, after 20+ years of marriage, sports is the only thing I have left that the wife hasn't tarnished.

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