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Bill Polian on Shula

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I thought Moose had the longest TD pass in a Superbowl. That soulful make the QB Jake. But Jake doesn't have a ring.
Lets be real. Gruden won that Superbowl because he was the coach of the Raiders the year before and knew what they were going to run before they did. He was the one that created that offense. Clausen could have won that game.The defense won that game once Gruden gave them the Oakland playbook.And he knew how to beat that defense.

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Can't wait to see what's under Shula's sleeves.

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"Quit questioning Shula! I live in Charlotte and he's coached Cam up from a guy who had no idea how to line up and call an NFL play because of college offenses he played in and made him an NFL caliber signal caller.

Dungy told Polian letting Shula go was one if the biggest mistakes he ever made.

I know Shula and there is no reason to question him.

It defies logic for me for these questions to somehow pop up."

On NFL radio inresponse to a caller from Charlotte asking if he Shula is the right guy for Cam and the offense

OK lets give him some cred for getting Cam this far.  Considering we have no idea just exactly how bad it was it takes a little faith in what Bill says but I'm willing to give him a little.

 

The problem is this speaks to the chops of a quarterback coach and not an OC.

 

It doesn't mean he will fail necessarily but it doesn't lend credence to him having the ability to call a decent game either.  We have a shabby history and a strange (at the time) promotion to go off of and that's it.

 

I do like his familiarity with Cam coming from his previous role and being there from the beginning especially considering how unique our guy is compared to what we have always run and experienced n franchise history.  I give the situation big points in that respect.

 

That is a huge positive.  One not every hybrid signal caller in the league actually has the advantage of.  Simultaneously though, I do have concerns (not sure if legitimate or not) about his ability and knowledge of our run game.  Or any run game for that matter.  We are built to have a great one.  we NEED to have an above average one.  He being a QB guy makes me think he may lean away from that balance we so desperately need just enough to evade the magic.  

 

In the end Riv liked him for it.  Gett is at minimum comfortable enough not to make waves right away in spite of what are glaring issues (his lack of success and the above mentioned).  I am hanging on to those two things right now and I am going into Sunday knowing (convincing myself was the key) that we will see more of the Cam show early on than they really want to sustain us long term.  Oline being what it is (needing to gel not so much the lousy, destined for failure sentiment) and desperately needing to get off to a good start may force more designed runs and roll outs.  As long as that approach tempers as the run game progresses behind the gelling oline (it will happen, it will happen) then my confidence is going to be bolstered.

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Yes we all remember how Dilfer put the Ravens on his shoulders and carried them to a Super Bowl before being replaced the next season by Elvis Grbac who also won 10 games for them

 

Nope, just saying he was good enough to win with, something you say he wasn't.

 

Facts are facts.

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So Shula's QB was or was not good enough to win with, or are we moving on from that excuse now?


Shula won in Tampa with him....
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Nope, just saying he was good enough to win with, something you say he wasn't.

Facts are facts.


Shula's last year with him and Shaun King they went 11-5.

I don't really care I just like to see you get all angry about it because you had to live in Tampa with a bunch of retirees and strippers.

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Phroel For OC. This man has WIN written all over him.

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Ignore his track record!

 

Hey everyone predicting a win is willing to ignore Rivera's track record so why not give Shula a break too?

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Oh, you mean the QB another offensive coordinator was able to win a Superbowl with?

 

Dilfer has openly admitted he didn't put the work in until very late in his career and he no longer had the physical talent to be good. Not saying that totally excuses Shula but he wasn't working with a great QB.

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Hey everyone predicting a win is willing to ignore Rivera's track record so why not give Shula a break too?


Ouch.

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That was like 10 years ago. The guy has actually worked wonders with Cam.  Not only with his progress as a physical QB, but also with how he handles adversity, failure, mistakes, etc.  Let's face it.  I think Cam is a great guy at heart, but he can come off as arrogant (I base that off of many interviews and press conferences I have watched).  He's the kind of guy you'd love to be friends with, but he's not always a good friend.  It can't be easy to work with him sometimes.   Shula has become the offensive coordinator because he has special insight and skill working with Cam (the whole package--talent and baggage).  Plain and simple.  

 

In the best years in TB, he had a couple of great RBs Dunn and Alstott.  Power running with a game manager QB (who later on won a Super Bowl).  The Panthers offense is totally different (but we say we want to be power run..hmmmm).  We have playmaker QB and top notch talent at many of the skill positions.  Does that mean that Shula, given more to work with, can produce better results?

That is what RR is counting on.

 

Actually..I've listened to Polian...he has a lot of valuable insight and he loves the city of Charlotte.  And he's worked in the organization and is one of the best GMs in the game.  If he says Shula is a great coach.  I trust him.  That doesn't ease my worries, but it does make me hopeful.

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