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#3069278 Pratice Tweets

Posted by hepcat on 05 November 2014 - 01:14 PM

Can't believe Silatolu is getting his spot back.  Norwell should be starting full-time.  Turner at RG once he's healthy.  Promising interior for the future.

#3069274 Report: Greg Hardy's Panthers career likely over

Posted by hepcat on 05 November 2014 - 01:12 PM

This is news?

#3069141 Cam Newton has lost the desire to play football?

Posted by hepcat on 05 November 2014 - 12:04 PM




#3068246 Power Rankings...It's Not Pretty

Posted by hepcat on 04 November 2014 - 08:04 PM

Panthers are lucky they aren't ranked 33rd...


eh I bet they could beat Oakland

#3068203 Some hard evidence why Shula needs to be fired now.

Posted by hepcat on 04 November 2014 - 07:30 PM

you mean promoted? he was fine as a qb coach


He's done his best work as a QB coach.  Why they didn't hire Hue Jackson...I guess because Rivera was scared he'd get canned and Jackson would take over.

#3068190 Some hard evidence why Shula needs to be fired now.

Posted by hepcat on 04 November 2014 - 07:23 PM

I hate to break this to you but...






Ron Rivera thinks that scoring 14-17 points per game on offense in today's NFL is just fine.


I hope that the tragic truth hasn't spoiled your day, brah.


What the hell are you talking about?  He signed off on Rob Chudzinski for his first offensive coordinator.  Rivera does not want his offense to struggle in the red zone and only score 14-17 points.  Sure, he might want them to play ball-control offense to keep the defense on the sideline but...that only works if you can finish the drive with a touchdown.  

#3068165 Some hard evidence why Shula needs to be fired now.

Posted by hepcat on 04 November 2014 - 07:12 PM

This is all news to me


You did say all these things when he was first hired.  I wanted Hue Jackson

#3068150 Some hard evidence why Shula needs to be fired now.

Posted by hepcat on 04 November 2014 - 07:05 PM

I saw a comment on the Panthers facebook page about Mike Shula that got me thinking.  The following are excerpts from Mike Shula's Wikipedia page.



From his time as Offensive Coordinator in Tampa Bay from 1996-1999:



As offensive coordinator under Tony Dungy with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, the team enjoyed success and narrowly missed the Super Bowl after losing the NFC Championship Game against eventual Super Bowl champion St. Louis Rams. Following that 1999 NFC Championship Game, Shula was fired as offensive coordinator after the Bucs finished no higher than 22nd in total offense during his tenure.



As head coach for Alabama from 2003-2006:



2003:  In games decided by one score or less, Alabama was 0-6 on the season.
2006:  The Tide struggled the rest of the year, as the offense could not consistently move the ball once inside the red zone, and the defense played below previous standards.  On November 26, one week after the Iron Bowl loss, Alabama athletic director Mal Moore notified Mike Shula that he would not be retained as the University of Alabama's head football coach for the 2007 season.  The University of Alabama had to pay Shula $4 million left on his contract after they fired him.



As offensive coordinator for the Carolina Panthers, the 2013 offense ranked 26th, and the 2014 offense is currently ranked 26th.  The Panthers offense was ranked #7 in 2011 and #12 in 2012 under Rob Chudzinski comparatively.  


Consistent with his struggles everywhere else he's been, Shula's offense has struggled in the red zone, scoring a TD in only 46% of their attempts this season, ranked 30 out of 32 teams in the NFL.  (http://www.teamranki...one-scoring-pct).  This, despite Cam Newton only turning the ball over once and having a passer rating of 104.4 (http://fantasynews.cbssports.com/fantasyfootball/teams/redzone/playerstats/CAR).  They weren't much better in 2013, scoring only a touchdown 52% of the time they reached the red zone, for a ranking of 19 out of 32.  They were ranked #7 in 2011 (58%) and #9 in 2012 (59%) in red zone scoring percentage.


There's no doubt about it, the offense has gotten much worse under Mike Shula.  When you break down the stats, you can see there are far deeper issues than Cam Newton overthrowing receivers or the offensive line struggling to open holes.  Cam has great stats in the red zone, but they've still struggled to score.  Everywhere Shula has been, this has been an issue. The offense wasn't good in 2013, and it's just as bad in 2014.   It's not going to change. 


As Albert Einstein once said, "Insanity: doing the same thing over and over again and expecting a different result."

#3067761 The force is no longer with us

Posted by hepcat on 04 November 2014 - 02:21 PM

He looked better in his limited action than Deangelo Williams has looked all year.

#3067119 Shula not overreacting to struggles

Posted by hepcat on 04 November 2014 - 01:35 AM


#3065973 The Steelers have the blueprint on how to utilize Cam

Posted by hepcat on 03 November 2014 - 11:47 AM

Ben Roethlisberger knows how to put touch on his throws.  Something Cam hasn't figured out yet.

#3064677 Does anybody think we upset Philly next week?

Posted by hepcat on 02 November 2014 - 06:43 PM

Sanchez took the Jets to the AFC Championship game 2 years running.

Yes they relied on the running game and mostly had Sanchez throwing short passes.

But go look at how many game winning drives he put up early in his career while they still had a small sliver of offensive talent in New York.


I don't think Mark Sanchez is a bad QB.  Should he be a full-time starter?  No.  But he's more than capable of torching the Panthers awful secondary and I expect the Eagles are to obliterate the Panthers who are crumbling before our eyes.  It's really sad.

#3062394 Perspective

Posted by hepcat on 01 November 2014 - 12:35 PM

Where's the pink on the dreads?

#3060737 If you were in control of this team, what would you do right now?

Posted by hepcat on 31 October 2014 - 10:47 AM

TL;DR from everyone:


Fire Shula and cut Roman Harper.

#3060713 12-4.....and why it was so bad.

Posted by hepcat on 31 October 2014 - 10:40 AM

The team looked set up for sustained success last year.  Young franchise QB winning games in the 4th Quarter, the 2nd ranked defense in the NFL with the defensive player of the year at MLB.  A defensive line that lead the NFL in sacks that featured two rookies playing a significant number of snaps.  


Problem is, they didn't upgrade ANYWHERE on the roster.  They downgraded the offensive line, the WR's are about the same, the secondary is worse.  You can't have this huge amount of turnover on the roster year to year and expect to win every season.  

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