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Vanilla Offense in Preseason

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If you listened to Zod's warning about Shula as an OC, then why did you completely ignore his warning about putting too much stock in the preseason??

 

Who said I ignored it?

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We were actually warned by Zod that this vanilla garbage O would happen. We could have tried fo Hue Jackson, we could have tried for Norv Turner. We chose Shula.

Oh and save me the "NEED TO KEEP USING SAME OFFENSE SO CONSISTENCYyyyyyyyyyyyyyY"

You tell me Norv can't find a scheme that Cam would have thrived it.

Wouldn't matter who the OC is. It would be the same offensive looks in preseason...

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Instead, Carolina – like every team in the NFL – is running a vanilla brand of its playbook, using what quarterback Cam Newton calls its “bread and butter” plays and apparently leaving out the jelly.

 

 

 

 

If what we saw against Philly is our bread and butter were in very big trouble.

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Nilla wafers are fuging awesome in Nanner pudding.

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Most teams run a relatively simple offense and defense in preseason.  We are hardly alone in this and its why we shouldn't get to caught up in preseason numbers.   
 

Fwiw, I am not really concerned about the poor performance in preseason.  I am concerned that our offense looked crappy for the first half of last year, until we started playing weaker teams.  I would still have the same concern even if we were averaging 50 points a game in preseason.  Hopefully, after about 3-4 regular season games, that will no longer be a concern. 

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Vanilla, Bread and butter, Rocky Roads ice cream?  Are we talking about football or dinner?  :)

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Cam Newton calls its “bread and butter” plays and apparently leaving out the jelly.

 

Who eats butter and jelly on their bread?

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When you watch teams who are predicted to make the playoffs (Sea, SF, Den, NE, GB, Hou, Atl, Cin) they all look like they are ready to start the season tomorrow. Whether they're running "vanilla" or "complex" they are executing like they're expected to by their coaches.

If we want to run down a simplified offense, fine. But the players (specifically the starters) need to show they our capable of running such a simple scheme.

There's a difference between just running vanilla/not being flashy and lack of effort and execution.

I'm still optimistic about the season. I like the team we have. I'd just like to see a little more effort.

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Thursday just needs to go ahead and get here.

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When you watch teams who are predicted to make the playoffs (Sea, SF, Den, NE, GB, Hou, Atl, Cin) they all look like they are ready to start the season tomorrow. Whether they're running "vanilla" or "complex" they are executing like they're expected to by their coaches.

If we want to run down a simplified offense, fine. But the players (specifically the starters) need to show they our capable of running such a simple scheme.

There's a difference between just running vanilla/not being flashy and lack of effort and execution.

I'm still optimistic about the season. I like the team we have. I'd just like to see a little more effort.

 

Several of those teams you listed have looked pretty bad this week.  Denver got thrashed and neither SF or Green Bay got a td until the 4th qtr. None of the three looked ready to start the season.

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