"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.