In 2011 we were top 5, 2012 we finished strong offensively and barely missed top 10. Now were are near the bottom offensively.
Stats aren't always what they appear to be. I get that. Especially since we are ball control more than before so we have less opportunities therefore smaller number. I GOT IT.
Haven't some of you thought as I have. We should be killing them "running or passing" yet we seem so lethargic at times.
There has to be a point somewhere in our offense where we can be better. Shula has done a good job and I think with a couple more offensive weapons he might be able to do more but I am not totally convinced that is the issue. We have had similar players on offense and lite up the scoreboard.
I remember when we signed Ginn the statement regarding Ginn was "Takes the Cover off the defense" How often have we told Ginn to go and thrown it to him? Complete or not. We aren't making teams respect that ability. Smitty in his prime was outstanding at it. Great vertical and tenacity to make that big play. Ginn isn't as physical but has better speed. As as long as Cam doesn't under throw him and get picked off (which he has done a few times) the play is positive whether it is caught or not. It forces that defense to back up a step or two because of that ability.
Teams are taking advantage of the "New Cam Newton" the QB that is taking what is available to him. Give him the short pass and make sure you tackle.
I would like to see just a TAD bit of the old Chudz offense that threw it down field. Fugged the read option but some stretching of the field would help loosen up those defenses that should struggle against our team.