Newton seems like he is being held back to me. We don't use him as the dynamic players that he is. Managing the game isn't what Cam is about.
I've noticed that we ran the ball a ton against the hawks, but not nearly as often against the bills. that degree of fluctuation tells me Shula is in over his head and doesn't know what the fug he's doing.
"Oh no! they think I'm too conservative! I gotta pass the ball a ton to prove I'm not!"
No...it tells you that he understands the strengths and weaknesses of his oppponent, and it trying to exploit it.
The Seahawks have one of the best secondaries in football and were without two of their starting DLinemen. Based on that info, featuring the running game is the RIGHT coaching decision.
On the flip side, the Bills were without two of their starting DB's. Based on that info, featuring the passing game is the RIGHT coaching decision.
Problem is....the offense did not execure.