See now you're getting into an entirely different issue. Has no bearing on what I said, which was that playcalling by Mike Shula needs to improve. We had worse receiving corps the previous 2 years and put up better passing numbers.
NOW I'm not saying that Chud was necessarily leaps and bounds better than Shula overall in the playcalling dept. but I will say that both of their stratagies put together (which many teams - most notably Seattle - do today) would give us what we want. Potent offense that scores points and a great defense.
Also are you Canadian, eh?
Playcalling can't improve without talent.
Our OL can barely run or pass block.....Shula can't turn water into win. Simple and safe is his only option.
Simple and safe is also be designed what you play with great defense.
No one credits Shula's O for helping our D be as great as it was. He deserves it
How do you know he was guilty? Not trying to be confrontational at all. Do you have inside sources, because if Hardy really smacked this woman around then he should have gone to jail. He's too big and strong to ever need to beat up a woman, and the sentence was much too lenient.
Or do mean he was found guilty by a court of law?
He was found guilty today. That makes him guilty.
Domestic violence is a reoccurring issue in the NFL......and no, all the women don't look like a 6 yr old that tangled with The Incredible Hulk. So saying the chicks should look mangled if it "really" happened isn't worth getting into.
Also, the chick being sketchy doesn't mean you can disregard his guilty verdict as bogus
His O isn't sexy....if we actually gave him and Cam an OL.....we wouldn't have much to complain about with his O paired with our D. Shula in 2013 SHOULD get credit for helping us have a top tier D. He doesn't around here however
Yeah I won't argue that the offense was more efficient in 2012 than in 2013. I suppose it comes down to whether you think a repeat of 2012 or 2011 would have been more likely under Chud. While you're right no teams having tape of Cam was a major factor in 2011, I think a bounce back would have been in order as Cam improved in his 3rd year. Would the offense return to 2011 levels? Probably not. Would it be better than 2012? Probably. That's an assumption, but I don't think its a totally unreasonable one.
Either way, my original point was that IMO Shula should be in the hot seat. As you said, maybe this was a down year for him/the offense. If it wasn't, and this is really the best we can do offensively under him, he shouldn't be brought back. Because, despite all the ball control efficiency etc., if anything goes wrong with the defense, we're going to struggle to win games. Put it this way: if 2013 was the real Shula offense, would you be comfortable with that and a not top 10 defense?
Id be comfortable with the Shula offense with a real OL.
The Shula O last year behind a shakey OL helped the D be dominant. Too many people gloss over Shula's offensive role in helping our D be what they were