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#13 Creep59

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Posted 18 August 2013 - 11:53 AM

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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Posted 18 August 2013 - 11:54 AM

Nilla wafers are fuging awesome in Nanner pudding.

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Posted 18 August 2013 - 11:55 AM

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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Posted 18 August 2013 - 11:56 AM

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



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Posted 18 August 2013 - 12:08 PM

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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Posted 18 August 2013 - 12:12 PM

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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Posted 18 August 2013 - 12:20 PM

Thursday just needs to go ahead and get here.



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Posted 18 August 2013 - 12:22 PM

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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Posted 18 August 2013 - 12:23 PM

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

 

Who eats butter and jelly on their bread?

you don't butter your toast before adding jelly?



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Posted 18 August 2013 - 12:28 PM

Does running a Vanilla offense mean that your OLineman do not have blocking assignments? If so, then I am good. I personally would rather run a flavor where lineman put a hat on someone and didn't act like they did not understand their job

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Posted 18 August 2013 - 12:32 PM

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.

 

SF hasn't scored a TD yet, Denver got destroyed last night and didn't show much the first week, GB looked very shaky against the Cards last week (albeit, better against the Rams), and the Falcons 1st team D looks like Swiss Cheese.

 

Just because they might be able to put one or two drives together doesn't mean they're ready for the season yet. No one is. It's preseason...everyone is going to look shaky and some look less shaky than others (like CLE, BUF,CIN, and SEA). Every team has their own separate agenda which will affect their plan of action through these first four weeks. That's why no one should be trying to correlate anything at this point.

 

I will agree with you on the effort deal, though. If we're going to look like spanked ass, might as well try hard looking like spanked ass. Making mistakes is acceptable right now and possibly (dare I say), encouraged to some degree. But the entire team as a whole against Philly looked flat and if the whole team is like that, there's really not a whole lot you can teach and improve. 



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Posted 18 August 2013 - 12:52 PM

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

Who eats butter and jelly on their bread?


Toast + butter + jelly =
Fugging awesome