Why is this a question directed about Gettleman? He signed a good quality #2 TE, everyone loved the signing. It's not Gettleman's fault Shula has absolutely no idea how to incorporate him into the offense.
I didn't like the signign, it was a waste of money in an offseason we couldn't afford to waste money. First of all just look at last years stats for Dickson, he was the worst starting TE. The WORST. He dropped the most balls, on a team where he was expected to contribute a lot after Pita going down. He's never had a break out season. He's not a good blocker. But potentially he can some how possibly be good down the road maybe?? Well all that adds up to developing a young rookie prospect, not spending money on a "what if" when we already have a stud TE....
"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." " Mike Shula was hired as head coach at Alabama in May 2003..... The season was marked by close losses and fourth quarter collapses. In games decided by one score or less, Alabama was 0–6 on the season"
" The Tide struggled the rest of the year, as the offense could not consistently move the ball once inside the red zone"
Does any of this sound familiar? ??
2011 offense was ranked #7
2012 offense was ranked #12
Era of Shula
2013 offense was ranked #26
2014 offense so far is ranked #26 again. ...
Posted by hdevonxz
on 28 September 2014 - 06:31 PM
People are just dramatic in all honesty and yea they're mad obviously because all the talk about Steve Smith annoys those people so they just get more and more irrational in their hate on Smith.
Smith is honestly one of our greatest players of all time and you simply have to respect that, if you've been a panther fan for the past decade then he's greatly impacted our team in many ways. People are hypocrites, trying to say all these bad things about the guy now that he's gone but all that speculation is just that an outsider perspective.
Posted by hdevonxz
on 18 September 2014 - 07:37 AM
Where the fug was all this rage, when MMA fighter "war machine" damn near killed and hospitalized his gf? Nobody gave a poo, not even the great and powerful N.O.W organization.
He fugged her up bad, and there's an ass load of tweets about it and some coming from the guy himself make him sound insane. Yet this gets no coverage, I read about it on the internet. Not seen a thing on ESPN
I think the problem with this is as fans our view points are already skewed, show me where a tackle has struggled mightily on the right side and then was changed to the left where he went on to become "great" in the NFL lol
It's like people are forgetting the generalizations of LE's being the premiere pass rusher on teams, and RE's being more so run stuffers and 2nd best.
Here's an interesting stat, Steve Smith caught 62% of passes thrown his way, and racked up 15 missed tackles after the catch. those 15 missed tackles have him ranked as top 5 in that category. Yet he only gained 2.9 Y/after catch per reception, which definitely are his worse of all time. Definitely could no longer beat double teams, or create significant separation, yet when he got ball in space was still able to make moves. Smith was meant for the slot a long time ago, and it's a damn shame we never capitalized on this years ago.
Lafell caught 59% and Ginn 58%, respectively. LaFell lead all of our receivers with 8 drops. Smith 5.