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Time will tell.  That'll be the one true test of whether Shula can make it as an OC or if he will fail again...and I understand his failure can be attributed to other things, but still.

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you know titties exist because you've seen them before.. in your analogy, you can't say the same for Shula. You can hope and pray, but that doesn't necessarily have to dictate seeing blind for love of your team.

I have a lot of hope, but I'm not going to pretend Shula's past isn't a massive question mark, and that the Panthers are going to mysteriously jump out of the gate in week 1 like they're ass is on fire.

Rivera almost got fired last year for Chuds crap. The question is do you trust his judgment. No doubt he passed up on some good OCs for Shula so he must think he is competent. Although the other side of that argument is that no one would sign

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Hopefully our team's OODA loop is faster than the opponent.  If you don't know about the OODA loop, google.  It's a great concept.

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Superbowl folks, superbowl. I said it!

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If it weren't for the wife and her fugging Cuervo Gold I would be OK. 20 years of experimenting and it still comes back to that. Smells bad, tastes worse, and it never lets you know when you've had enough. Until its too late of course.

I grew up in Michigan, so being a Lions fan was a birth rite. There have been a few moments where it was all worthwhile. Just not very many.

Hellz, the Panthers have had more success in their short history than the Lions had in the whole time I have been a fan.

The good news is that both teams now actually have a QB that can get them where they want to go. I have waited a lifetime for this moment. I am going to enjoy it to the fullest.

My dream is a Lions vs Panthers NFC Championship game. I would pull for the Panthers, but either way, I am going to my 2nd Super Bowl. That is sad. Almost 50 years of being a fan, and 1 whole Super Bowl.

 

so basically you, Monsta, SCP, and I can never meet, or we're going up on charges of assault worse than when Chris Brown met Rhianna.  Granted, I don't think they file charges on you for assaulting your own liver, but with the way this country is going, you never know anymore.

 

More to the point, I'll admit to rooting for the Lions at least since they went 0-16, because, Jesus...once you get that low there's only up.  

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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.

 

 

DING! Ahhhhhh

 

 

so shorter verbiage translates having more time to do motions at the line and other general things to throw them off. Good for execution too, but I think this goes beyond that.

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Maybe I'm alone in this, but Rivera concerns me more than Shula. In regards to his clock management, use of timeouts, and crucial game time decisions. We all know his track record with this when the game is on the line...

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Thread title should be; "Shula's offense taking us to Superbowl"!

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If it weren't for the wife and her fugging Cuervo Gold I would be OK. 20 years of experimenting and it still comes back to that. Smells bad, tastes worse, and it never lets you know when you've had enough. Until its too late of course.

I grew up in Michigan, so being a Lions fan was a birth rite. There have been a few moments where it was all worthwhile. Just not very many.

Hellz, the Panthers have had more success in their short history than the Lions had in the whole time I have been a fan.

The good news is that both teams now actually have a QB that can get them where they want to go. I have waited a lifetime for this moment. I am going to enjoy it to the fullest.

My dream is a Lions vs Panthers NFC Championship game. I would pull for the Panthers, but either way, I am going to my 2nd Super Bowl. That is sad. Almost 50 years of being a fan, and 1 whole Super Bowl.

 

The Barry Sanders experience made it worthwhile for any football fan, regardless of team affiliation.

 

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The Barry Sanders experience made it worthwhile for any football fan, regardless of team affiliation.

Barry was the epitome of WTF. Every time he touched the ball you had to hold your breath.

To be honest. I equate Cam with Barry. They are both singular talents. Once in a generation type players.

I got lucky to witness Barry. I feel lucky to be on the ground floor for Cam. Two in one lifetime is more than one fan can imagine.

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Maybe I'm alone in this, but Rivera concerns me more than Shula. In regards to his clock management, use of timeouts, and crucial game time decisions. We all know his track record with this when the game is on the line...

We all know Rivera's track record. But then again, some of us believe he has the capability to learn and adapt. If so, things should get better.

It all comes down to perception. I, and a few others, believe in the possibility that coaches grow into the position. That having a great football mind, with a GM that concurs, can overcome previous mistakes.

IMO, Ron learns from every thing that happens. He will adapt to experiences, and learn how to deal with each and every dilemma that befalls him. He rarely makes the same mistake twice.

I see room for growth. It may be my optimism talking. But at this point in time. I would rather think positively about his ability to grow, than to believe he is stagnant and is unable to improve.

This is his third year. He really has just begun to learn the art of coaching. With his football mind, and Gettlemen's help, he should continue to improve as a head coach.

But then again, I thought Seifert was going to be the answer. So that shows what I know.

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We all know Rivera's track record. But then again, some of us believe he has the capability to learn and adapt. If so, things should get better.

It all comes down to perception. I, and a few others, believe in the possibility that coaches grow into the position. That having a great football mind, with a GM that concurs, can overcome previous mistakes.

IMO, Ron learns from every thing that happens. He will adapt to experiences, and learn how to deal with each and every dilemma that befalls him. He rarely makes the same mistake twice.

I see room for growth. It may be my optimism talking. But at this point in time. I would rather think positively about his ability to grow, than to believe he is stagnant and is unable to improve.

This is his third year. He really has just begun to learn the art of coaching. With his football mind, and Gettlemen's help, he should continue to improve as a head coach.

But then again, I thought Seifert was going to be the answer. So that shows what I know.

I was a whole lot better at my Job after doing it for a couple of years and I am in sales nothing as complex as being the HC of a football team. I personally give him some slack to grow into his job. I guess we will see though.

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