I seriously think the dropped passes played into his play later in the game. He was holding the ball too much and over thinking, but he had an oline full off jc transfers and had dropped passes from every receiving option not named Olsen, so he was overthinking his options. Is this an excuse for his play? No way on earth, he's supposed to be a franchise qb, gotta outgrow that, but there is a reason behind it I believe.
Refs did suck, and IMO were 1 sided, but they didn't cost the game. Williams was down, and the saints did recover that fumble (miraculously as we had 3 lineman derp like a toddler eating feces), the hold on the 3rd TD drive was mind numbingly obvious. Outside the numbers and jersey going everywhere, if it had been us, it would have been definite. The Cason interference was no worse than some of the non calls I saw against the panthers. Also, Brees had 3-4 intentional groundings that somehow didn't get called, he's done it for years and somehow gets away with it. Like I said though, that was NOT the reason we lost. The panthers went full retard at receiver dropping 5 passes, and have absolutely no passing game between a 1-3 yard pass and a 40 yard bomb. If we don't start funning crossing routes and get Olsen cranked up, I'm gonna lose my mother fuging mind. Defense did alright, but this isn't the 2013 defense, they can't stay on the field for the entire game and still make plays.
Literally, a better option for play calling would be to have fans live tweet play calls, whoever gets the most favorites in the first 10 seconds of the playclock is the call that goes in. It's literally no worse than what Shula would call.
I've never understood what people saw in Tre. He was crap in college and he was a big time reach in the 4th. Just another example of poor drafting by this organization.
The 4th round is our new 2nd round. Gettlemans 2 4th round picks have been Kugbilla and Boston, 2 reaches that would take time to develop and had no more than a 50% of developing ever period. Boston still has a chance to make it, but I knew he wasn't the answer right now. That said, he is no worse than Harper and does have a chance to develop for us over time, so I'd use him a lot during the game, you are right though, in that situation, if any options were available, I wouldn't have him in the game. Best thing I saw yesterday personally was the play of Kony Ealy. He didn't do anything crazy, but for the first time this year, I saw some real promise with him. If he continues to develop, and by some miracle Hardy is found innocent Nov 17th, he could provide some decent depth behind CJ. Defense as a whole finally looked like the 2013 defense for the first time in a month and a half, maybe we're turning a corner.
You are right that it's the head men who are jacking this up, that said, you don't fix a problem by not fixing the problem and Shula is obviously a huge problem. I haven't bagged on Shula until now hard, but jeeze, I literally sat on my couch saying "what the duck did I just watch?!?" For no less than 5 minutes after the 4th down call.