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Smithers

Member Since 08 Dec 2008
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In Topic: Is a staff change out of the realm of possibility now?

20 January 2015 - 04:25 PM

I hate Shula's play calling.  I wouldn't mind if he is fired today.  But in all fairness, he hasn't exactly had the personnel to run a successful offense either.  A rookie being your # 1 WR and Cotchery being your # 2 doesn't exactly excite offensive coordinators.  Throw in Bell as your LT...and most OC's would find it hard to be successful.  With that being said...I still wouldn't mind seeing Shula fired.  


In Topic: The NFC Championship Game Thread....

18 January 2015 - 03:42 PM

These are Super Bowl QBs? These are the guys TonyN says Cam doesn't compare to?


LMAO


Why have the announcers not talked about the inaccuracy of the QBs in this game?

In Topic: Falcon's new stadium

16 January 2015 - 06:03 AM

That thing is ugly. I like the traditional look of stadiums. They have survived since Greeks first starting using them hundreds of years ago. Why change now?

In Topic: NC News in Seattle

10 January 2015 - 06:14 AM

I saw it on the morning news...you represented well! Great work man!

In Topic: A lot of people talk about Cam and his backfoot

09 January 2015 - 12:40 PM

I think it's mostly a symptom of him always being ready to run if need be.  QBs that know they will never take off can use their legs differently than if they think there's a chance they'll take off and sprint.  Obviously you're going to set your feet differently taking off on a sprint than throwing.  I think Cam's "streakiness" with his feet is just him setting his feet right on plays he knows he's going to throw it with very little chance of taking off with the ball (e.g. quick slants or plays where he's going to throw it whether the target is technically open or not) and he mostly uses arm on plays where there's a greater chance of him having to take off with it (e.g. long developing plays where he's not sure someone's going to get open).

Exactly.  Earlier this season, when he couldn't run due to injuries, his mechanics were flawless.  His passing efficiency took a nose dive after the Cincy game when his running ability returned.  He needs to find a way to balance the two.  

 

first 4 games:  AVG QB Rating = 94.6; AVG RUSHING TOTAL = 11.6 YARDS 

last 11 games:AVG QB Rating = 76.2; AVG RUSHING TOTAL = 43.3 YARDS

 

I excluded the Cincy game as that was the one game Cam managed to have a decent QB rating and rush for several yards.  That was also the turning point...the first game Cam starting running again this season.  

 

Another thing to note...Cam had just 1 interception through his first 4 games.  He had 11 during the next 12 games.  His mechanics suffered once he started running again.  As JB pointed out above, I think his stance changes as he sets up to run more often than he sets up to throw. I hope he can figure it all out by tomorrow...and play like he did against Cincy or New Orleans.