Exactly this... And it's exactly the problem. Can't have the same style team if it's not capable of being that. Shula did not adjust or adapt.
His playcalling from last year to this year has not really changed....whether you like him or not is another question.
The difference between last year and this year has been talent and execution:
1. OLine has had all kinds of issues
2. Cam has not been 100% and his running ability was not there/utilized during most of the season
3. Defense has played nowhere near the level as last year....which puts a lot more pressure on the offense
Shula last year is Shula this year.
Can't run the same or have them long developing play behind these Uglies like we could the previous group..
Could've been more plays to protect a hurt Cam instead of sticking with what works regardless of the Franchise's well being...
Could've been a bit more aggressive because the D ain't the same, should've made more of the opportunites we had because the D ain't the same, would've been more entertaining if...
It was great last season, no doubt. But this is now, Shula's still handling business like he don't have 3 of 4 new receiving threats & 4 of 5 Mollies didn't change. KB ain't Smitty, Cotchery ain't Ginn, the situation has changed, but Mikey still likes it....