* Barbie's measurements (if she were life-size): 39-23-33
* Coca-cola was originally green
* Every day more money is printed for Monopoly than for the US Treasury
* Smartest dogs: 1) border collie; 2) poodle; 3) golden retriever. Dumbest dog: 1) afghan
* The Hawaiian alphabet has 12 letters
* First novel ever written on a typewriter was "Tom Sawyer"
* There are more collect calls on Father's Day than any other day of the year
* Heinz Catsup leaving the bottle travels at 25 miles PER YEAR
* It is possible to lead a cow upstairs but not downstairs
* Men get hiccups more often than women
* Men can read smaller print than women; women can hear better
* Chances that an American lives within 50 mi of where he/she grew up: 1 in 2.
* Amount American Airlines saved in 1987 by eliminating one olive from each salad served in first class: $440,000
* City with the most Rolls Royces per capita: Hong Kong
* State with the highest percentage of people who walk to work: Alaska
* Chances of a white Christmas in New York: 1 in 4
* Portion of US annual rainfall that falls in April: 1/12
* Percentage of Africa that is wilderness: 28
* Percentage of North America that is wilderness: 38
* Estimated percentage of American adults who go on a diet each year: 44
* Percentage of Americans who say that God has spoken to them: 36
* Percentage of Americans who regularly attend religious services: 43
* City with the highest per capita viewership of TV evangelists: Washington DC
* Percentage of American men who say they would marry the same woman if they had it to do all over again: 80
* Percentage of American women who say they would marry the same man: 50
* Percentage of men who say they are happier after their divorce or separation: 58
* Percentage of women who say they are happier: 85
* Number of different familial relationships for which Hallmark makes cards: 105
* Average number of people airborne over the US any given hour: 61,000
* Percentage of Americans who have visited Disneyland or Disney World: 70
* Average life span of a major league baseball: 7 pitches
* Portion of ice cream sold that is vanilla: 1/3
* Portion of potatoes sold that are French-fried: 1/3
* Percentage of Americans that eat at McDonalds each day: 7
* Percentage of bird species that are monogamous: 90
* Percentage of mammal species that are: 3
* Number of US states that claim test scores in their elementary schools are above national average: 50
* Portion of Harvard students who graduate with honors: 4/5
* Chances that a burglary in the US will be solved: 1 in 7
* Portion of land in the US owned by the government: 1/3
* Only President to remain a bachelor: James Buchanan
* Only first lady to carry a loaded revolver: Eleanor Roosevelt
* Only president to win a Pulitzer: John F. Kennedy, for "Profiles in Courage"
* Only president awarded a patent: Abe Lincoln, for a system of buoying vessels over shoals
* President who discovered a new proof for The Pythagorean Theorem: Jimmy Carter
* Only food that does not spoil: honey
* Only bird that can fly backwards: Hummingbird
* Only continent without reptiles or snakes: Antarctica
* Only animal besides human that can get sunburn: Pig
* Ostriches stick their heads in the sand to look for water
* An eagle can kill a young deer and fly away with it
* In the Caribbean there are oysters that can climb trees
* Polar bears are left-handed
* Intelligent people have more zinc and copper in their hair
* Eskimos never gamble
* The world's youngest parents were 8 and 9 and lived in China in 1910
* The youngest pope was 11 years old
* Mark Twain didn't graduate from elementary school
* Proportional to their weight, men are stronger than horses
* Pilgrims ate popcorn at the first Thanksgiving dinner
* Your nose and ears never stop growing
* Jupiter is bigger than all the other planets combined
* The parachute was invented by Leonardo da Vinci in 1515
* They have square watermelons in Japan ... they stack better
* Iceland consumes more Coca-Cola per capita than any other nation
I never claimed my opinion is "on point", nor do I have to have any CV to justify my opinion. I just like to believe that I know football enough to recognize when bad playcalling and bad play design are occurring. I think it's fairly obvious.
If you'd like to offer a counter-point, then go ahead, I'll listen. As it stands, the only defense of Shula is people like you saying "it's not Shula's fault". The things we do well, he calls a few times a game. Things we don't, he calls repetitively throughout the game. Screens work for us, read option works for us, yet we ran both VERY few times as compared to the slow-developing routes 25 yards down field.
It's a fact that his situational play-calling is crap, it's a fact that his inability to call a consistent offense is a hindrance. Just by simply viewing it, you can see it. We go up-tempo in the 2nd half early, we score. We slow down, and sputter again.
TL;DR, offer a counter-argument or STFU, because everything I've said is observable fact.
My counter-argument is simply this...
As fans we think we know as much or more about this game than people who have demonstrated a superior knowledge. When you count all of the high school coaches, and all of the college coaches, and all of the assistant and position coaches, then you have to acknowledge that to get to the point of being an OC or DC in the NFL puts you amongst the top 1% of all of the football coaches in the world.
For us bunch of dilettantes to call a man stupid is in fact stupid.
Cam called a bomb on 3/3 and a run on 3/17? REALLY???
Even if true, I've seen enough of Shula. The entire team played its collective heart out today, but matter how hard they play and how talented they are, coaches have to put their team in a position to win. The two calls that were made that have everyone upset, as they should be, did not do that. They were STUPID, simple and plain.
So its stupid to call a pass when everyone is thinking run?
Please tell me more about this NFL career you have in play calling and why Shula is so STUPID that someone is paying him millions and you...