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A fascinating article on David Shaw (aka Why David Shaw should be our next coach)


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#1 Dollar Store Dave

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Posted 17 September 2013 - 12:38 PM

The following article is taken from The MMQB. I know some of you guys hate Peter King, but honestly, this is one of the best articles that I've read in a long, long time. It focuses on David Shaw, and how he prepares/gameplans. David Shaw is the future of coaching, and I believe it would be wise for us to throw as much money as possible to get him to head east to Charlotte.

 


We’re living in a great time for offensive football. Here on the banks of the Hudson on a glorious Saturday for college football, one team, undermanned Army, ran the triple option, where the quarterback can hand to a big back, run himself or pitch to a trailer. The other team, Stanford, ran everything. Such as:

 

• A pro style shotgun, with one back, one tight end and three wideouts.

 

• A pro style I, with two backs, two wideouts and a tight end.

 

• An empty-backfield shotgun, with four wides and a tight end.

 

• A pistol (the shorter version of the shotgun) with sidecar backs on either side of quarterback Kevin Hogan and three wides.

 

• A pistol, with one back, two wides, and a tight end and slot tight end next to each other.

 

• A heavy formation, with three tight ends and two backs.

 

• The Weird Wildcat (my words, not Shaw’s): a back taking the snap, three tight ends, and a guard, 316-pound Joshua Garnett, as another (slot) tight end to demolish anything in his path.

 

• A classic old-time power I, with three backs and two tight ends. (Get the point? David Shaw loves the tight end.)

 

• And something I don’t know what to call: Before the snap, the tackle, tight end and slot tight end shifted to the right (sort of what Chip Kelly did at Washington in Week 1) to create a huge gap outside the guard.

 


“I’m going to quote my old boss, Jon Gruden,’’ Shaw said, standing in a tunnel outside the Stanford locker room after the 34-20 win over Army. Shaw was a Raiders quality control coach under Gruden for three years, and Rich Gannon’s quarterback coach in his fourth year with Gruden, 2001. “He would say it every single day: ‘What you want to do on offense is present the illusion of sophistication but all in all remain very simple and basic.’ So very often we’ll throw a whole bunch of different stuff at them, but we’re going to run a basic day-one installation play. Something we’ve run thousands of times. Something very, very simple. But for the defense, it looks very complicated. So we want to present these illusions, then run a regular play that we just want to execute right.’’

 

Shaw was happy to run some heavy-protection packages but still score out of them. Out of the power I with Hogan under center, Stanford sent only two receivers out on one play. Both backs simply acted as extra protection for Hogan, and, with eight kept in to block, the fleet Ty Montgomery beat double-coverage and caught a 46-yard touchdown pass in stride. Same thing later, with a little more illusion. Keeping seven in to block with Hogan in the pistol, Stanford had wideout Kelsey Young motion in from the right and follow running back Tyler Gaffney out of the backfield in a double-wheel-route concept up the left sideline. Army, confused, covered only one of them, and Gaffney caught an easy 23-yard touchdown.

 

On this day, the Cardinal ran 56 plays, and you never looked out on the field and said, “I’ve never seen that before.” (Well, the double-wheel thing maybe; that was unusual.) The formations and movement were offputting at times.

 

Here's the entire article: http://mmqb.si.com/2...nal-peter-king/

 

Basically, David Shaw is advancing offenses by keeping them as simple as possible, taking after Chip Kelly. Chip Kelly?! you say, well, yeah, it's addressed in the article. Shaw believes, as well as Kelly himself, that the offense they run in Philly is simple, but it is about illusions and misconceptions. They might run it faster than anyone else, but it's nothing that out of the ordinary.

 

Shaw also mentions that he has learned how to devise schemes from his old mentor, Jon Gruden.

 

Just take a minute and read it. If you don't come away thinking that David Shaw is the type of person we need for the future of Carolina, I don't think you have a pulse.



#2 Cary Kollins

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Posted 17 September 2013 - 12:43 PM

Yes please.


As for Chip Kelly, his philosophy is quite simple. Attack the defense where they show weakness, creating as many one-on-one matches as possible.

If we get Shaw I'll probably have the biggest clue ever.

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Posted 17 September 2013 - 12:47 PM

Jerry Richardson only hires defensive minded head coaches. He has made that clear on several occasions. Kind of strange though seeing as how he was an offensive player

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Posted 17 September 2013 - 12:48 PM

This would be the best hire the Panthers could ever make.






It won't happen.

#5 rayzor

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Posted 17 September 2013 - 12:48 PM

SOLD!



#6 RockyTopVol

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Posted 17 September 2013 - 12:55 PM

I'm gonna put this right where I put the "We should hire Jon Gruden" threads on Volnation last year.  

It will never happen.



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Posted 17 September 2013 - 12:58 PM

What I got from that is we should just cut out the middle man and hire Jon Gruden who we know wants to coach here. At least we would sweep Tampa

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Posted 17 September 2013 - 12:59 PM

What I got from that is we should just cut out the middle man and hire Jon Gruden who we know wants to coach here. At least we would sweep Tampa

 

Dude, it's only 2pm EST... You shouldn't be drinking already.



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Posted 17 September 2013 - 01:01 PM

Shaw was a Raiders quality control coach under Gruden for three years

 

this is the thing that i love. i mean i love the way he handles his team. i love his approach to football.

 

i think he's getting some really solid experience with being a HC and he's got a background in the NFL.

 

but this quality control gig he had for three years? this, imo, got him more prepared for being a HC than any coordinator job could have.

 

more than that, i think it falls right in line with gettleman's approach to football management. he's an analytical guy. shaw comes from that background. it just seems to fit.

 

if rivera doesn't turn the corner soon, i'm jumping on the shaw bandwagon.

 

the last two HC bandwagons i've been on was jim harbaugh and chip kelly. i'd like us to hire the guy i like next time.



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Posted 17 September 2013 - 01:03 PM

guys guys guys why hire him when there are so many top of the line defensive coordinators out there!!!



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Posted 17 September 2013 - 01:03 PM

Richardson is not going to buy him out his contract at Stanford. Not happening.

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Posted 17 September 2013 - 01:09 PM

Dude, it's only 2pm EST... You shouldn't be drinking already.


Say what you want but he has a Super Bowl and has the skills to make Cam a better player. He's been sitting back watching and analyzing. Rumor is he wanted to come here. He wouldn't walk into a situation he felt like he couldn't win with.

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Posted 17 September 2013 - 01:22 PM

Yes please.



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Posted 17 September 2013 - 01:31 PM

Why do this to yourselves?

 

We'd have to buy out his contract. He's shown zero interest in jumping to the NFL. He's a current college coach. Richardson likes defensive guys. I would bet money that Gettleman does as well.

 

We'll hire a D Coordinator and give him his first shot. Go Panthers.



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Posted 17 September 2013 - 01:33 PM

why hire an innovative, energetic football mind with an actual presence on the sideline when you could get a crusty defensive guy that can play hard-nosed football and run the football 50 times a game and control the clock with a pocket-passing game manager?




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