First pass was awful...and it seemed everyone else on offense took on that persona after that.
1st string O struggling against ravens 2nd string D
Posted 23 August 2013 - 11:35 AM
I appreciate your optimism but:
The 3rd preseason game should be your dress rehersal for the regular season.Is it too late to fire Shula?
Our offense has taken the term vanilla to a new level. Given Shula's track record I would like to have seen the spread it out more.His scheme is making our offense look terrible he better get creative.
Cam has me worried I cannot tell if his accuracy is due to the fact that our OL sucks and he is he is hurrrying his progression . I am also worried that Cam is going to get hurt given our OL.If you cant field a decent OL let Cam run for his life.His injuries seem to come on sacks not running.
I get it Gettlemen does not want to overpay anyone but our OL needs help how about getting some players
The Ravens have a good line but so do the seahawks we need to get an OL quick.
Our offense did not score 1 point. Can we count on 34 points from defense and ST....I think not
The 3rd preseason game should be your dress rehearsal for the regular season.
Have you watched the preseason the last 2 years? Even the "so important" 3rd game? In 2011, we lost to Cincy 24-13, cam was 6 of 19 for 75 yards...... In 2012, we squeaked by the Jets 17-12 with a 4th quarter DA TD. Cam was 6 of 15 for 64 yards and an interception.
Cams accuracy has actually improved. when you compare the preseason games!
GETTLEMEN WILL BRING IN MORE O-LINE HELP. there are currently approximately 90 players on each team that will be trimmed to 53 over the next couple weeks. (37 players x 31 teams) 1,147 players will be hitting the FA market. Of those 1,147 players, there will be a lot of lineman. I am willing to bet that a handful of these lineman will be of better quality than what is on our roster. Just look at Detroit, who has 6 quality guards on their roster. They will cut one.
Out of 8 drives last night, 6 of them crossed the 50. Imagine if Amini hadn't gone out early, and we actually had a FB on the field. Or we were running anything other than simple runs and slot routes. That was not our offensive dress rehearsal. Carolina never ever shows what their offense can do in the preseason.
Posted 23 August 2013 - 12:23 PM
I don't know if it's denial or common sense, but something tells me that Shula is going to be calling things differently in the regular season.
At times last night, it really looked like he just wanted to see how the line reacted to different plays being called, it's like he was more interested in seeing the play executed than he was in moving the chains. We didn't run any play action that I noticed, there wasn't much (if any) pre-snap movement, no read-option, no bootlegs, nothing that wasn't broken which involved Cam moving around.
There's NO way that we look like that in week one.
So maybe it was a dress rehearsal for the defense, but for the offense I think they were just running another practice.
I sure hope so, anyway.
Posted 23 August 2013 - 02:10 PM
Posted 23 August 2013 - 02:16 PM
honestly I think we have the talent at the skill positions, but I don't know about our coaches or line. =|
Posted 23 August 2013 - 03:49 PM
OMG...haven't even played a game yet and the Rivera bashing has already started.
Posted 23 August 2013 - 03:57 PM
i guess we all see why so many olinemen were drafted in the first round this year, getting harder and harder to find high quality players
Posted 23 August 2013 - 05:44 PM
Good lord you better hope not. That is Shula's biggest flaw.
...so much for trying to be optimistic.
It was the best I could do.