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Harris Aballah

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#3071628 Over the last 3 weeks, Mike Shula's offense has averaged less points...

Posted by Harris Aballah on 07 November 2014 - 10:46 AM

I can't speak for anyone else but a ball control offense is not what I have an issue with.  San Diego runs a ball control offense.  San Francisco runs a ball control offense.  Seattle runs a ball control offense.  

The problem with Shula is the stubbornness that is evident through his playcalling.  His refusal to adapt and change as seen by his never-ending commitment to running the read option (see: last Thursday night).  I get what you are saying and right.  If we had better talent on offense, would the results be better?  Absolutely, but that doesn't change the fact Shula is a poor playcaller.  We would be succeeding in spite of him.  


Now like you have said Shula isn't the only problem with this team.  Offensive line is miserable.  QB has been inconsistent (we are running him way too much).  WRs just aren't playmakers outside of Kelvin Benjamin, who is inconsistent himself.  RBs can't stay healthy and don't have a lot of room to work with as far as running lanes go.  So we have several issues aside from Shula.  But Shula is still a poor coordinator.

If you spend the entire summer developing a gameplan and then the guys start dropping like flies? And every week you are make shifting an oline with 3rd and 4th string guys who had no idea they were playing that week? Then the same situation week to week with rb's? When the gameplan that you spent 5 days developing doesn't work? What would you possibly be adapting too? In all honesty, they are probably adapting as each game is played? But it won't show if you're oline is on rollerskates the entire game. Or your star qb is terrified of his blindside on every play. Even the one's you just adapted to. Plain and simple..., You cannot execute plays if they have no time to develop.

 Its not that I really want to defend Shula. But I cannot make a fair assessment of the guy, when dealing with these sorts of circumstances. And the truth is, who really would be successful in this environment? OC's pick teams that suit their strengths. I promise you that there has never been an OC itching to take a job that has no rb's or oline. If anything, Shula has the right to be mad more than any of us. He is not coaching his team. Or at least, only a fraction of it.

 After taking a 1 and 3 team to the playoffs last year..., I think the guy deserves a little bit of our respect. Firing your OC will not magically make the oline better. I would love to see us winning games and going to the playoffs. But firing Shula does not make that task any easier. In fact, I think it would set us back further than any of us want to go.

#3071556 Over the last 3 weeks, Mike Shula's offense has averaged less points...

Posted by Harris Aballah on 07 November 2014 - 09:14 AM

I miss Tolbert far more than I hate Shula. As I am sure the offense does as well? Tolbert is the keystone of our offense. He doesn't get enough credit for the role he plays. And it seems most don't even realize his absence. He is an enormous piece of the puzzle. 3rd and short + goaline situations is where he truly lived. His ability to block from the backfield and convert dump passes into 15 yard gains is simply irreplaceable. Especially in mid season. Point blank, everybody looks better when he's healthy and playing. And the playbook is far more open with him out there.

#3068966 Well Done North Carolina!

Posted by Harris Aballah on 05 November 2014 - 09:51 AM

You guys still hate science in NC?

No. We hate spin, stereotypes, and intimidation.

#3068953 Adrian Peterson pleads no contest, gets no jail time

Posted by Harris Aballah on 05 November 2014 - 09:40 AM

He ripped the kids scrotum sac open with the switch. And left marks literally from head to toe. I cannot for the life of me, rationalize why you would do this to a 4 year old youngin? I've had plenty of beatings as a child that i most likely deserved. But nothing ever like that

#3067708 Adrian Peterson pleads no contest, gets no jail time

Posted by Harris Aballah on 04 November 2014 - 01:45 PM

Someone explain to me how you ravage a child the way he did? And get no jail time! WTF

#3039590 Terrorists Suck

Posted by Harris Aballah on 24 October 2014 - 06:43 AM

This Canadian situation today really pisses me off. Really worried that it's only a matter of time before stuff starts to ramp up here.

A man takes hatchet to 2 nypd officers yesterday. Has ties to extremist....Sure he was just a misguided tourist?

#3039583 The Positive Anti Racism Thread.

Posted by Harris Aballah on 24 October 2014 - 06:27 AM

Definitely a big Douglas Byrd and Seventy First Rivalry there.  Stepsister went to DB. 

Lol! You have to sleep with 1 eye open in that house!

#3038636 The Positive Anti Racism Thread.

Posted by Harris Aballah on 23 October 2014 - 01:26 PM

Small apartments didn't have a formal name other then the street name....Cumbrian Court.  Seventy-First, Cliffdale area.  Also go some ties to Ponderosa/ Westover area.


Not Spring Lake for sure, lol.


My mom finally got her degree.  She's an FSU Bronco.

Douglas Byrd hoods are the best hoods. Lol! My trailer park is better than yours!!!!

#3037010 The Seattle Seahawks’ Big Problem

Posted by Harris Aballah on 22 October 2014 - 11:33 AM

The only thing I'm worried about in this game is the refs. If Marshawn Lynch scores and another one of their WR holds and tackles a corner and doesn't get called for holding I may break my TV.

That, and I am concerned that the NFL will give them a "make up" call for the botched fumble recovery that cost them the game in STL

Same here. I might have to put 1 of those cages you lock down your A\C with around my tv. What's the chances of us picking a referee in this years draft? Lol! Maybe the Pats would be interested in a trade? J Stew for Ed Hockaly

#3023579 Carl Jung- Archetypes of Collective Unconscious.

Posted by Harris Aballah on 16 October 2014 - 11:52 AM

what does he use as supporting evidence for this theory?


#3020299 Business owner declares her shooting range a "muslim-free zone" and t...

Posted by Harris Aballah on 14 October 2014 - 07:26 AM

Damnit now I cant go to this gun range and use my bazookas....FARKKKK

yeah, I don't condone the singling out of an entire group of people like that. She should do a membership system where they can run backgrounds on all their applicants. If you see something on their social media that don't jive right? Then deny their membership. But lumping everyone in with the lowest common denominator of a group is counter productive. She should know that seeing how the tea party is constantly represented by the media as their lowest common denominator. But then again, she might be 1 of those at the bottom?

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#3020293 Your Libertarian Senate Candidate - Vote 3rd Party!

Posted by Harris Aballah on 14 October 2014 - 07:21 AM

In all honesty, what are the qualifications of the other two candidates??



What exactly makes a person "qualified" to run for office? I'm curious to see what other people think here.

What is his Fund-raising potential? Does he have powerful friends he can sell his votes to? & what is his golf handicap?

#3020291 Business owner declares her shooting range a "muslim-free zone" and t...

Posted by Harris Aballah on 14 October 2014 - 07:16 AM

Actually, I listened to some guy the other day who was for all intents a very left leaning academic, but, he said over the last several years, had changed his view on Islam.


His assertion was that Islam was a very violent religion, but that all muslims were not violent.  The other way around is how some are presenting the religion with it being a religion of peace but with some off the wall characters taking it too far.

Bill Maher?

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#3007363 If only there had been another good guy with a gun

Posted by Harris Aballah on 09 October 2014 - 01:09 PM

You're never going to outlaw them is this country. I've come to terms with that.


But I still think progress can be made in how we think about guns, and how to not be overly reliant on guns, and not be so quick to use guns.


In my perfect world, guns (using lethal ammunition) aren't used for self-defense or home defense. There are other ways to protect yourself. Still pie in the sky, but one can dream.

When I was coming up, there was a fight everyday in the playground after school. Then one day it was drive-by's. I don't know what happened? I like living peacefully. But never feel the need to leave myself vulnerable. I guess most of us really do feel that way? I'm not an enthusiast or a collector or nothing like that. I just enjoy the peace of mind is all.

#3007280 Give me some ideas...

Posted by Harris Aballah on 09 October 2014 - 12:30 PM

25,000 word post. You pick the topic...