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I don't think people are necessarily closing the book on Shula. We all hope---and expect---that he and the rest of the squad improves going forward. The facts will come out, for sure, but the week one facts are already what they are: a 28th ranking in total offense.

The ranking and the stats better show marked improvement tomorrow, especially the most important stat of all (W-L to .500).


Total offense might be literally the worst stat to gauge offensive performance.

Sorry. Seriously I am going to stop now.

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If you want to play around with some stats check out this website.

http://www.sportingcharts.com/stats/nfl/

 

We are 2nd in Big Play Average, 8th in receiving efficiency, 4th in rushing efficiency, and 10th in sacked percentage.

 

Notice how silly that all sounds?

 

This is why nobody should cry river over petty statistics (especially Total Offense) this early in the season. 

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We are 2nd in Big Play Average, 8th in receiving efficiency, 4th in rushing efficiency, and 10th in sacked percentage.

 

Notice how silly that all sounds?

 

This is why nobody should cry river over petty statistics (especially Total Offense) this early in the season. 

 

Yep, be interesting to review as the season goes on.

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On the flipside, how can so many huddlers justify our offense being the worst after week one when we faced a top notch D?

 

It's like comparing college football rankings at the beginning of the season when so many teams are playing softball with D 1-AA teams while others are going against SEC schools. Who's going to have the better statistics at the end of it all?

 

Yes our opponent was tougher than most and taking that into account we probably were not the worst, but even if the gulf in talent in the NFL was equal to that between 1-AA and SEC teams there is still nothing from our seven point performance that would justify a ranking close to ninth.  Regardless of opponents, our offense was one of the worst in the league last Sunday.  Maybe not the absolute worst but certainly near the bottom and downright painful to watch.

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If we were truly one of the worst offenses out there last week, then it's hilarious to think that we were a couple drops and a big fumble from taking the win over one of the highly touted teams in the nation. Shula would have been praised for his efficiency yet we ridicule him for having no balls.

 

The sample size is way too small right now. We will begin to see what this offense is made of against Buffalo.

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Zod, I also am keeping track of such statistics. After week 4, I wanna have graphs n shit lol

You forgot to mention we are 4th in rush yards this week

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It's going to be interesting to see how the offense changes this week.

Last week we played a weak defensive line (due to injuries) an a strong DB corps.

This week we play a strong defensive line and a weak DB corps (due to injuries).

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Yes, on paper our offense looked like poo... but those two notable Olsen drops are a HUGE part in that.  Our 2nd most reliable receiver on the team drops, the longest pass we threw all game, and another pass that was past the 1st down marker.

 

Both of the passes would have put us somewhere within the 30-yard mark with one a possible TD after the catch.  At the very least they both would have been likely FGs.  Those drops killed our offensive production because they happened on 3rd down, left points on the field, and took our offense off the field.

 

We were only on the field 3 times the entire 2nd half.  One of those 3 times ended in a TO at the 7-yard line.  Hell, we also lost an entire offensive possession because of a boneheaded ST TO.

 

Watching the game, there's no way in hell we were the 2nd worst offense.  The worst on paper maybe, but we were moving the ball pretty damn well for the most part every time we had it.  

 

Did no one else see that abortion of an offense the Redskins had until Eagles starting giving them easy underneath routes, slants, and took their foot off the gas?  Before Bob started padding his stats he had around 99 yards 0 TDs 2 INTs 38 completion % and a 21 passer rating.

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You know what annoys me about Rivera? All of last season when Chud was f'ing up our offense with the read-option BS, you didn't hear one ounce of criticism from Rivera. Now all of a sudden after Shula's first game calling plays in over 10 years, he has the balls to critique Shula on a conservative gameplan. Where was this last year?

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here's to hoping

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Here's to hoping


In more ways than one.

For example I have treated the main drops and d-will fumble as outliers if they become trends we really will be in trouble. But if those things regress back to the mean then we will score more points in a comparable offensive game to last Sunday's.

That is one of several reasons I am not as discouraged as I maybe should be.
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